Collagen is a protein found in several connective tissues in the body – skin, joints, muscles and bones. While the body produces it naturally, it can decline with age thereby resulting in signs of ageing like fine lines and wrinkles. Instead of relying on a store-bought variety, try the following recipe to make it at home
To make this powder you will need:
Almonds & Peanuts
Amla or Indian gooseberry is a rich source of vitamin C which is a must to boost collagen production. Use it in the powder form for this recipe. Credit: iStock Orange peels The antioxidants in orange peels and vitamin C can help boost collagen levels thereby helping the skin glow
Pumpkin seeds The antioxidants in pumpkin seeds come to the rescue in this case – they reduce oxidative stress to mitigate inflammation naturally
Beetroot powder Vitamin C, antioxidants, iron and phytonutrients can work wonders to improve skin quality naturally.
Flaxseeds Omega-3 fatty acids in flaxseeds can help delay the onset of signs of ageing like wrinkles and fine lines. Credit: iStock Mint powder Mint powder is another great way to boost antioxidant levels thereby improving kin quality naturally
Almonds and peanuts Vitamin A, vitamin E, healthy fats and proteins in these two ingredients can help boost collagen levels naturally.
Oats The immunity-boosting properties of oats can boost collagen levels in skin thereby making skin, hair and nails healthy.
We need equal amount of each ingredient, you can weigh them to make sure you are taking in same amount.
Roast them all separately to ensure they lose moisture and then grind it together to make a powder. Store it in an air-tight container and use it regularly to boost collagen levels for glowing skin.
Add 1 spoon of this powder in either your smoothie, water or milk, drink it everyday. This powder will boost your collagen level, that will improve skin’s elasticity and aging signs will disappear