By RenewAlliance, Inc. 30 Sep, 2016

Are you concern with thinning hair or hair loss? You are not alone. 

Besides wrinkles and sagging skin, hair loss and thinning hair are  the biggest concern for women and men. 

What you should know is, everyone sheds hair to some degree, but if you feel like your hair is shedding at an abnormal rate, you might be suffering from hair loss.

Contrary to popular belief, hair loss is not a disease that only affects the guys. Women actually make up 40% of hair loss sufferers, according to the American Hair Loss Association . Hair loss can be absolutely devastating for women. Losing your crowning glory may make you feel unattractive and hurt your self-esteem.

Collagen drinks are a boon for hair loss sufferers who are looking for ways to combat shedding and grow thicker, fuller hair. 

Collagen production in your body starts to decline as you age, and this makes your hair more vulnerable to breakage and loss. Taking a collagen supplement can help to replace lost collagen and increase your body’s hair-building proteins.


The Difference Between Hair Shedding and Hair Loss

 It’s normal to shed between 50 and 100 hairs per day. If you’ve been noticing more hairs on your hairbrush or pillow than usual, you might be suffering from telogen effluvium, which is characterized by excessive hair shedding. There are various factors that can cause telogen effluvium , including the following:

  • High stress levels
  • Giving birth
  • Losing 20 or more pounds
  • Undergoing surgery
  • Recovering from an illness, particularly one accompanied by a high fever

In most cases, your hair starts to grow back a few months after the stressful event has passed. Within six to nine months, the hair regains its usual thickness. This type of hair shedding is different from hair loss, which occurs when your hair stops growing altogether. The most common causes of hair loss include the following:

Some medications and treatments

  • Genetic predisposition
  • Harsh hair care products
  • Hairstyles that pull on the hair
  • Poor nutrition

If you’re suffering from hair loss, your hair will not grow back until you address the underlying cause. 

The good news is, you can  help prevent and treat hair loss by making a collagen supplement a part of your daily regimen.


The Connection Between Collagen and Hair Loss

 In February of 2016, a team of researchers in Japan discovered that decreasing collagen levels near hair follicle stem cells is linked to hair loss. The lack of this particular type of collagen, type XVII collagen, leads to the damage of hair follicle DNA. Scientists observed this phenomenon in mice that were 18 months old, which is the age at which mice start to lose their hair. Older mice have fewer, thinner hair follicles than younger mice. The study showed that hair loss was less common in aging mice that continued to produce collagen.

In mice that lack type XVII collagen, the damaged stem cells turn into skin cells and are sloughed off like dandruff. This leads to hair follicle shrinkage and hair loss. Scientists believe that the same mechanism applies to humans.

In a separate study of the human scalp, the Japanese researchers found that the hair follicles of women in their 50s and older were smaller than the hair follicles of women in their 30s and 40s. Scientists are excited about these findings because it could help them find the cure for baldness.


Collagen: The Secret Ingredient Offering Hope for Hair Loss

Collagen is well known for helping to restore a youthful complexion , but its benefits are more than skin deep. Collagen is a naturally occurring protein in the body that is essential to healthy skin, hair, and nails. Collagen is the building block of the hair and surrounds each strand, so it is key to your hair’s quality and structurally reinforces it. 

Hair is primarily made up of keratin protein , which your body produces most effectively when the blood supplies amino acids. To increase the supply of amino acids in your blood, you can take collagen supplements, which are absorbed into your small intestine. Hair follicle cells use these amino acids to produce keratin protein.

Collagen also increases blood circulation in your body. An increase in blood flow to your scalp is a great way to promote scalp and hair health. It ensures that your hair follicles get the nutrients they need and helps your hair grow faster.

As you age, your hair may become dry and coarse. Collagen can be used to treat dry, brittle hair by increasing the hair’s moisture levels and repairing split ends. Collagen can also reduce the appearance of gray hairs.


Prevent Hair Loss and Make Your Hair Thicker with a Collagen Drink

Multiple Taut® Premium Collagen Supplement users have commented that their hair feels much thicker, smoother, and shinier after taking the supplement. 

Taut Premium 13,000mg hydrolyze Collagen is formulated with patented technology and anti-aging ingredients most effective for delivering into the dermis layer of our skin, and kick-start the rebuilding process.

Within just weeks, you too can experience thicker fuller hair,  youthful skin, and stronger nails with Taut Premium Collagen . 

By RenewAlliance, Inc. 02 Sep, 2016

Anyone who’s interested in maintaining a youthful complexion and reducing wrinkles has likely heard of collagen supplements. Collagen is a protein that serves as a key building block in connective animal tissue. It is the most abundant protein in the human body.

The dermis, or inner layer of the skin, is made up of mostly collagen, which gives the skin its resilience, strength, and texture. Aging leads to the breakdown of collagen, causing wrinkles, sagging skin, and rough texture. By the time we reach 30 years of age, we stop producing collagen and our body loses collagen at a rate of 1-2% each year.

There are two types of supplements that stimulate collagen growth for skin: collagen builders consisting of key essential amino acids and ingestible hydrolyzed collagen.

By RenewAlliance, Inc. 18 Aug, 2016

Skin discolorations, such as age spots, blemishes and acne scars can be frustrating, making us add filter to all of our selfies. (Butterfly crowns, anyone?)

The skin goes through many changes throughout a person’s life, from the acne-riddled teen years to the middle aged with age spots dotting skin everywhere. There are many elements that affect our skin and can stem from both genetics and external factors, such as sun exposure, while scars, spots or discolorations can appear over time.

Most skin discolorations, freckles and age spots are not harmful, even though they can be maddening. But even though most skin discolorations may be harmless, it is important to contact a dermatologist if you notice any new, irregularly shaped or rapidly growing moles or other discolorations.

By RenewAlliance, Inc. 18 Aug, 2016
We are all guilty of doing things that damage our skin and unless you live in a bubble, it is difficult not to.

You randomly attempt to moisturize, cleanse and even exfoliate when you’re feeling ambitious.
So why isn't your skin Scarlet Johansson perfect already?

Maybe it's because seemingly harmless, everyday behaviors (like that Butterfinger bar you wolf down every afternoon) are silently damaging your skin. Here's what you need to steer clear of in the name of a beautiful, radiant complexion.

1. Binging

Overindulging in too much salt, caffeine, sugar, wine, beer and hard liquor will showcase itself on your face and your body’s skin. As we already know, alcohol dehydrates and inflames your skin, making it dull and blotchy. If you must indulge in the occasional adult beverage, make sure to keep a glass of water handy to sip on between drinks. This helps keep you hydrated and assists your body in flushing out the alcohol.

Additionally, avoid mixers that are chock full of sugar and if you are at a restaurant, just say no to the triple fudge mud pie with extra whipped cream from the dessert menu. Sugary foods break down the elastin and collagen in your skin which causes dullness and wrinkles over time. The same goes for the opposite side of the spectrum, too much salt and caffeine will dehydrate your skin, making it look old and tired. Keep to one cup of coffee a day and no, that doesn’t mean a Venti Caramel Latte!

2.Excessive Cleansing

You still need to wash off your makeup at night and take a shower every day, but excessive washing won’t make your skin any cleaner. In fact, the more you lather up, the drier your skin becomes, since doing so strips away natural oils. Wash with a rich, creamy or oil-based cleanser and follow up with a good all-day moisturizer.

3. Harsh Exfoliators

Removing dead skin cells isn't intended to hurt. If an exfoliator burns, stings or causes your skin to become red and blotchy, chuck it; along with peeling your skin, it's removing your skin's natural hydrating oils. Coarse scrubs and abrasive peels can cause swelling and inflammation, which leads to clogged pores and even wrinkles and brown spots. Use a gentle exfoliator with microbeads or even sugar just once or twice a week, or a mild lactic acid peel once a week.

4. Toner

If you have dry skin, toners are not for you. Toners are made to remove skin oil that dry skin requires to help keep water from evaporating. Dry skin types often are wary of using a moisturizer for fear of getting acne. The problem with that is the skin gets so dry without it, that the barrier function becomes impaired, leaving the skin without a defense against bacteria and other acne causing substances.

5. Zero Sun Protection

If you don’t follow any of the above recommendations, at least heed this one. The sun is the number one,numero uno, #1 environmental cause of premature aging. Ultra Violet (UV) exposure gradually destroys the integrity of the skin’s structure, so you won’t notice the total effects until years later. Tanning veterans often wind up with wrinkly, leathered skin. So if you are not after that look, then grab sunglasses and hat and apply a natural sunscreen every time you’re out in the sun.

In addition to the above tips, staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water, consuming a healthy diet and avoiding alcohol and tobacco will go a long way to keeping your skin in good condition.

Want radiant, amazing skin that reveals a fresher, younger looking you?

There is a synergistic benefit to combining all three of our Taut® collagen products. You can replenish collagen from the inside out with LAC Taut® Premium Collagen Drink –  Sweetened with Stevia & Preservative-Free – and from the outside in with our high-intensity Taut® Collagen Mask. If you have age spots or hyperpigmentation, you can also take Taut® Bright, an intensive spot targeting and skin-brightening supplement.

The end result of a complete collagen treatment program that replenishes collagen from various angles is far more impressive than that of a skincare regimen including only one or two collagen products. Contact us to learn more about how a comprehensive collagen treatment regimen can fight the signs of aging and help you achieve a smooth, moist, and radiant complexion.
By RenewAlliance, Inc. 01 Aug, 2016

Approximately 30% of the protein in our bodies is made up of collagen, which supports the structure of our skin, makes our skin strong and elastic, and keeps aging at bay. From pills and powders to tablets and liquid, collagen supplements come in many forms. 

Many companies in North America are beginning to ride the profitable wave of collagen popularity and making bold claims about the efficacy of their products. As a result, there are many collagen  brands to choose from, but not all collagen beauty supplements are created equal. Here are 7 tips for buying the right collagen beauty supplement.

By RenewAlliance, Inc. 29 Jul, 2016

Sagging skin, wrinkles, and joint pain are issues that commonly plague us as we age. These problems might seem unrelated, but they can all be treated with a substance that’s naturally present in our bodies called hyaluronic acid. 

Hyaluronic acid may not be the latest, most exotic ingredient out there, but it’s a tried and true substance that’s proven to be great for the skin. It is now widely available in skin creams, serums, and beauty supplements.

Hyaluronic acid has been referred to as a fountain of youth. It is a polysaccharide (carbohydrate) found in connective tissues that helps to retain moisture and lubricates your joints. It is also found in the fluid inside your eyes, acting as a shock absorber and transporting nutrients into the eyes.

By RenewAlliance, Inc. 06 Jun, 2016
Your skin is the largest organ in your body and acts as an outer shield. It protects you from the elements, environmental irritants, the sun’s rays, and more, so it’s no surprise that you start to see signs of wear and tear on your skin as you age. One telltale sign of aging skin is the loss of elasticity. Elasticity is the skin’s ability to stretch and then return to its normal state.
By RenewAlliance, Inc. 27 May, 2016

Collagen is a protein that keeps your skin youthful and wrinkle-free. It holds your skin together and gives it firmness and elasticity. When you’re young, your skin looks plump and smooth because collagen is plentiful, but collagen production starts to slow down as you age, leading to sagging skin.

Past the age of 30, everyone’s collagen production declines, but there are lifestyle habits that could exacerbate the problem. Below are 5 habits you might be guilty of that destroy collagen and cause you to age faster.

By RenewAlliance, Inc. 11 Mar, 2016
Did you know that orange blossom oil prevents premature aging of the skin, eliminates cellulite and stretch marks, and releases tension and nervousness? Over centuries, orange blossom oil has been revered for its medicinal properties and rich floral scent. Also known as neroli oil, orange blossom oil is derived from the flowers of the bitter orange tree, which is cultivated in Morocco, France, Tunisia, and Egypt. It takes at least 1,000 pounds of orange blossom to produce just one pound of neroli oil, which is why it’s one of the most expensive and precious essential oils.
By RenewAlliance, Inc. 26 Feb, 2016

Roses have been prized and used for therapeutic purposes throughout history.  But did you know that rose essential oil is considered a miracle skincare ingredient that helps to minimize wrinkles, sagging skin, eczema, stress and depression?

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