We’ve started a series of blogs on Makeup Free Beauty. More and more celebrities are touting their makeup-free look.

Perhaps a very lucky few may be endowed with genes that keep them preternaturally youthful, but most famous people – and the rest of us – are going to have to work at it.

Collagen is one of the most important secrets to natural no-makeup beauty. A naturally occurring protein, collagen is the key to supple, firm and youthful skin. Believe it or not, unless we take matters into our own hands, our collagen levels start to diminish at the long-ago age of 20!

Fortunately, there are a number of easy ways to help boost your body’s natural collagen production. Firstly, consider your diet and hydration. Eating foods rich in Sulphur, such as beans, garlic and cabbage, help your skin stay firm and prevent discoloration. Also, stay away from sugar, which can reduce your skin’s natural protein-levels.

Staying sufficiently hydrated is also very important to collagen production. You should be drinking at least eight eight-ounce glasses of water, just to maintain hydration. Consider drinking even more water for optimal health and collagen production, especially if you partake in any dehydrating beverages, especially those with caffeine or alcohol.

At Sonata, we firmly believe in jumpstarting your body’s own collagen production. Over and over we’ve seen the amazing natural results of fillers such as Sculptra and rejuvenating treatments including Microneedling and our Hydra-Jet Facial.

Sculptra is probably the very best-in-class for boosting collagen. While it is also technically a filler, Sculptra particles react with your body’s natural process and turbocharge collagen production. Results are noticeable within a month – our clients love the natural look it provides, increasing facial volume and providing the most natural youthful look available. Generally a series of treatments is recommend and results last for years.

Microneedling and our Hydra-Jet Facial are Med Spa treatments. Results are immediate and include plumper firmer skin. Your skin will literally glow after your Hydra-Jet Facial. It is a treatment we recommend if you have a big event coming up and you’d like to look especially stunning and healthy. Microneedling also boosts your own collagen production and also helps with your natural elastin production.

Wake up to a more and more beautiful you – every single day. Nothing makes us happier than helping you get there!

Here’s a really great infographic put together by the team at Positive Health Wellness, one of our favorite sites for beauty related content!

How to Look Great without Makeup

*Results may vary from patient to patient

By / April 19, 2017 / Skin Care Tips