The Skin-Deep Benefits of Collagen: Get Glowing in the Summertime!

Andrea Breaux
4 min readMay 21

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It was a gorgeous day along the Salt River. The Bumblebee Bicycle Club rode in tandem, enjoying the scenery. The cerulean sky was the backdrop for the sun radiating off the rippling water like diamonds. The trees lining the river were a striking green; the cotton tails hopped in and around them. The floral aroma of wildflowers blended with the sweet melodies of bird songs. Everything seemed to move slowly, causing the bicyclists to slow down to take in the peaceful sound of the picturesque river splashing against the rocks. Pedaling their bikes, they scouted a place to stop for a picnic. As the riders rounded a narrow curve, the natural beauty of the desert forest and crystal-clear water unfolded before them.

LJ held up his hand, signaling to stop. “I don’t think we’ll find a better place than this. How about we picnic here?”

Annie agreed. “It’s perfect for photos, too.”

“Speaking of photos, Annie. I want to take a picture of you to show my dermatologist. Your skin looks so radiant; I want mine to look like that. What’s your secret?” asked Nan.

“It’s really nothing special,” Annie responded. “Collagen plays a big role in skin elasticity, and there are foods full of it. One is green apples; I eat one almost every day. Plus, drinking plenty of water is important too.”

“I know there is more to it than eating an apple daily,” Nan said. “What else is involved in keeping your skin healthy?”

“The most important factor is mental and physical health. When you feel happy on the inside, it shows on the outside; the same goes for what you eat. Healthy food makes for healthy skin.”

“Okay, so it’s an inside job. Tell me more about collagen.”

“Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies, providing structure and resilience to our skin, bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. It’s one of life’s critical components. Not only does collagen play a vital role in physical health, but it also helps with our overall well-being. Collagen keeps skin healthy and elastic, aids digestion, and bolsters our joints and bones. It’s crucial for wound healing, immunity, and protecting us from inflammation

Andrea Breaux

Andrea started based on her goal to inspire a shift in consciousness that recognizes food-as-medicine as the core of good health.