Madilyn Wolens is our very own in house Cosmetic Nurse and Registered Nurse with a real focus on supporting women’s skin from within and without.
We sat down with Madilyn as she discussed Collagen, Skin Health, Gut Health and a whole lot of other aspects to skin health we just love.
Hey, guys. So, I am taking over Imbibe's account tonight. I am a registered nurse, and I work as a cosmetic nurse in a skin clinic.
Skin is my absolute passion and I have pretty much every one of my patients on collagen powder from Imbibe. It is a clinically proven collagen that can help support the gut health and skin health as well.
So, there are a lot of gimmicky kind of supplements out there to support skin health, however, Imbibe's the one I choose to align my brand with because it is clinically proven.
So, as we age, our collagen in our body, which is an abundant protein, can break down, and that's what gives us that lack of elasticity and glow in our skin. When we are ingesting collagen internally, it can help support the growth of collagen within, and that gives us that beautiful glow and luminosity in the skin.
One of the things I wanted to talk about tonight, though, is acne in my patients who are in their late 20s and early 30s. So, it's such a common condition, and I'm finding it's happening later in my patients' lives. So, it's not just teenagers suffering with acne any more.
Now, there are a few reasons why this can occur. Sometimes it comes down to lifestyle factors. Oftentimes it comes down to our form of contraceptive. So, typically as women, we are put on contraceptive from such a young age, and then we come off it in our late 20s, early 30s, to have children.
That's when we find we come into all of these concerns like acne and infertility and inflammation in the body, because we've been pumping our body with a synthetic hormone for so long. So, I'm finding skin concerns later in our life.
It is very prominent and very common at the moment. Things we can do to help support that is to support the liver. So, our liver needs to eliminate any excess estrin that's now floating around in the blood stream. Unfortunately, any toxicity in the bloodstream will come through the face.
So, supporting the liver through nutrition and diet lifestyle factors is crucial when it comes to skin health, and that's where Imbibe can come in and really, really help support that gut and liver health. From a topical aspect, we want to be really caring to our skin and really calming of our skin. So, although I come from the cosmetic world where we're taught to peel and strip away the skin so that new skin can come through, we need to be very conscious of the fact that our body will be in inflammation. So, any external inflammation that we're adding to the fire might not be able to heal as well because our body's in such a state of inflammation and trying to help support the other organs. Because skin, at the end of the day, is an organ.
So, try and be a bit kinder to your skin. I like to do infrared lights. That's a really, really beautiful treatment that is great for all skin types to have to help calm and suppress the inflammation.
So, if you want any more advice on topical skin care, you can come see me at The Functional Nurse. I do offer consultations in Brisbane and soon to be the Gold Coast as well. But definitely get your collagen in.
I put it in my coffee every morning, or over the top of my protein pancakes for breakfast. You can't taste it. And I also use my probiotic drink with a little bit of soda water and a lime at night time, and it is beautiful.