Collagen is a fiber in the connective tissue in the body, quite noticeable in the face and now we are talking about it in the vagina.  As we age, collagen both starts to break down and our bodies stop producing it. This can lead to wrinkles in the face, labial sagging, vaginal laxity, and stress urinary incontinence.

There are procedures on the market (ThermiVa and ThermiSmooth) that can help us stimulate collagen and they do work.  There are also natural remedies to help us keep the collagen we have and prevent further breakdown.

Here is the skinny:

  1. Eat foods with the amino acids lysine and proline, which is what natural collagen is made of.  Foods like fish, lean meats, eggs, and wheat germ are great sources.
  2. Take Vitamin C, which is required to transform lysine and proline into collagen.
  3. Eat protein.  Protein supports the growth of collagen.
  4. Wear sunscreen!  Collagen breakdown happens with sun damage.
  5. Use Retinol, which heals collagen breakdown caused by sun damage.
  6. Add in ThermiSmooth Face and ThermiVa Vaginal Rejuvenation to support the rebuilding of collagen in the needed areas of your body to look and feel your best self!