5 Worst Things For Your Skin

  • By RenewAlliance, Inc.
  • 18 Aug, 2016

Stay away from these five actions to keep your skin healthy and beautiful for years to come.

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.

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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.

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