This post is sponsored by Vital Proteins but all opinions are my own.
Based on the response I got from my Loose Skin post, tightening loose skin for women over 40 is a big deal. Like you, I have been on the lookout for some miracle cream to restore my youthful facial skin. While the overall tightening of loose skin after I lost weight has shown improvement, time has had the opposite effect on my face.
I have spent hundreds of dollars on numerous creams and masks (as noted in What You Need to Know About Loose Skin After Losing Weight But Too Afraid to Ask), with no real noticeable benefits. Meanwhile, I see more sagging and wrinkles appearing.
I can’t imagine there is a woman over 40 out there who welcomes the wrinkles and other anti-aging changes that comes with aging. While we can exercise and eat healthy, that can only help so much with our face. Sure, proper hydration and eating the right foods definitely helps, but recently I have learned a little science behind our wrinkles.
So, what can we do about our aging face? We feel younger, we should be able to look as young as we feel. We all know there are medical options we can turn to. There is botox, laser treatments, face lifts, to name a few. But today, we are going the au naturel way…
A couple of months ago I had the opportunity to attend the Idea World Fitness Convention where I learned so many wonderful things as well as met some awesome people.
I met a few representatives from an up and coming collagen supplement company, Vital Proteins. After digging a little into their company and products, I knew I needed to give their products a try.
The 411 on Collagen
So I am definitely not a scientist, but Vital Proteins explains the methodology behind their collagen products in layman’s terms. I can’t possibly do the science behind it the justice it needs, so it is definitely worth a click over to their page next.
Quite simply, our body produces the collagen we need for many years, peaking at age 20 and beginning to slowly diminish over the years, stopping at age 40.
Age 40, ladies! Sounds familiar, right? Another reason to wake up and start taking care of our 40 year old bodies!
Vital Proteins has a way for us to restore our collagen levels, a bit of a fountain of youth in a container.
Clinical research has shown that Vital Proteins Collagen:
- Promotes younger looking skin;
- Improves skin moisture level;
- Improves skin smoothness by reducing the number of micro-relief furrows;
- Improves the signs of deep wrinkles
- Improves skin suppleness. 
The form of collagen Vital Proteins produces, is easily digested and from grass fed cows. There are a wide variety of products to choose from ranging from cocoa, vanilla and unflavored with whey protein for shakes to capsules and gelatin products for thickening agents in recipes. They provide recipes galore on their website if you want to get creative. The Beef Gelatin, as well as the Unflavored Collagen Peptides, are both gluten free options.
How I’m Tightening Loose Skin
So far, I am using the cocoa/coconut water and vanilla/coconut water whey and the unflavored collagen peptides. I have found all of them very easy to incorporate into my smoothies or have them on their own a delicious protein shake.
I love that there are so many options to choose from and that it’s so easy to add the supplements to already existing foods. No diet change or extra time needed.
For results, make sure to get at least 5g – 10g of collagen peptides daily for up to 12 weeks. Continue to use daily for continued results.
So what now. Well, you are welcome to join me while I give these products a try. My hunch is that given the amount of scientific research, this is going to be the corrective solution to tightening loose skin we all get after 40.
Collagen offers many more benefits than improving our skin, aren’t you excited to see what they are? Coming soon…link will be provided once available.