Are you wondering how to get rid of your zits? While there are a number of over-the-counter remedies available for acne, many times breakouts persist even after treatment. Once you get rid of one zit, acne may continue to crop up, making you feel like an insecure teenager again.
A surprisingly effective way to treat acne is with hydrolyzed collagen. We’ve received feedback from Taut® customers who have purchased Taut® Premium Collagen Drinks that their acne has gone away and the scars have faded. This new discovery from customers have prompted us to dig further into the science of hydrolyzed collagen and its power to heal acne from the inside of our skin.
What Causes Acne?
Acne is caused when oil and dead skin cells accumulate on your skin and clog your pores. Your hair follicles are connected to oil glands that secrete sebum, which is an oily substance that lubricates your hair and skin. If your body produces too much sebum, it builds up in your hair follicles along with dead skin cells, creating an optimal environment for bacteria to thrive. If bacteria infects your clogged pores, inflammation occurs. This process results in those unsightly pimples we all abhor.
While acne is more common among teens, adults can also suffer from outbreaks. Adult acne is different from teen acne, however. While there are many factors that can contribute to the development of adult acne, including stress, diet, and hormones, oxidative stress and inflammation are among the primary culprits . Oxidative stress and inflammation are caused by free radicals, which attack collagen and weaken its structure.
80% of your skin is made up of collagen. As you age, the collagen content in your skin decreases by 1% each year . That’s why your skin’s elasticity decreases and you start to get wrinkles. Your skin also starts to lose its glow and tone as you age due to the breakdown of collagen and free radical damage.Fortunately, you can turn back the hands of time with hydrolyzed collagen. In two studies that were presented at a conference in Geneva, Switzerland, a daily supplement of hydrolyzed collagen was given to 47 European women to treat aging, acne, and dry skin. The women experienced a 28% improvement in skin hydration levels as well as a 30% improvement in the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.
How Does Hydrolyzed Collagen Heal Acne?
Collagen is not only an effective treatment for aging skin – it’s also critical in treating all kinds of wounds, including acne. The bacteria that causes acne can damage your skin tissue and weaken the structure of cells in the lower layers of the skin. Collagen is needed to repair and strengthen this structural matrix. Furthermore, if you pop a zit, it will need to heal like any cut and collagen will play an important role in the wound healing process.
The only thing more unpleasant to deal with than a zit is the scar that it leaves behind. Acne scars are permanent indentations caused by the damage of collagen in your skin. Cystic acne, which is characterized by an infection deep in your skin, destroys skin and fat and therefore causes the deepest acne scars.
A few weeks after you break out, a scar will form. New blood vessels
move into the area and provide the skin with nourishment. Collagen starts to
form in the area many months later, filling in the injured skin. Collagen is a
tough, fiber-like protein that stimulates cellular
migration and contributes to the development of new tissue
. Collagen also
provides immediate improvement to scars by replacing lost volume. When your
skin is injured, fibroblasts produce collagen to fill and close the wounds.
The crater-like scars that acne commonly leaves behind are caused when collagen
contracts or doesn’t grow back completely after a pimple heals.
collagen supplement in your regular routine can help speed collagen formation
and tissue repair to heal acne scars. Your skin will become smoother and more
hydrated to boot.
Get Clear Skin with Taut® Premium Collagen Drink
Taut® formula is made with highest potency 13,000mg hydrolyzed marine collagen, Hyaluronic acid and Chondroitin Sulfate with other anti-aging ingredients (Vitamin C, DNA, CoQ10, and Vitamin B6 ) most effective for restoring aging and imperfect skin from within and promote beautiful skin.
Try Taut® Premium Collagen to super boost your collagen production and say bye bye to breakouts and acne scar!
If you’ve searched for anti-aging solutions at any point in the last few years, you’ve likely come across some sort of collagen product promising smoother, firmer skin. Like kale was the powerhouse health staple in the early 2000s, collagen is the new “it” ingredient—particularly in the skincare world. That’s because collagen is to skin like calcium is to your bones or vitamin C is for immunity. Why? A whopping 75% to 80% of our skin is made up of collagen , and it lays the groundwork for youthful, uplifted, firm and bouncy skin.
But here’s the thing—consuming any food source or supplement containing collagen won’t bestow the results you can see and feel. People are flocking toward bone broth and collagen powders without considering one crucial factor: the collagen’s ability to actually reach the skin and effect visible change once it’s consumed. You see, collagen molecules in their natural state are too large to be digested and absorbed—and they’re certainly not getting to the skin.
In simple terms, your body can’t deliver regular collagen to where it needs to be. What you need to look for is a very specific type of collagen with excellent bioavailability; in other words, you need collagen that actually enters your body’s circulation system so it can effectively work its magic.
Most of us take sleep for granted as sleeping is a basic human need, like breathing, eating, or drinking water. You've probably heard it a thousand times, from your mom to your doctor, why it's important to have quality sleep as it will affect the way you look, feel, and perform throughout the day.
Getting sufficient sleep is vital to your health and well-being, as the body works to repair and restore itself while you sleep. If you don’t get enough sleep, you secrete fewer hormones and slow down the body’s repair processes. Unfortunately, many of us lead busy, over scheduled lives and don't get the amount of sleep time we need each night. We probably won't even notice the difference until the signs of aging shows up on our skin, hair and body.
Chronic sleep deprivation has been linked to cancer, diabetes, obesity,
immune deficiency and most recently, it has been scientifically proven that can also result in premature aging.
To understand how and why lack of sleep has such a significant impact on our body, it's important to understand what happens when we sleep.
I grew up just outside of San Francisco. We lived in a nice cul-de-sac of newly constructed homes. I remember being in 3rd grade moving away from our smaller, older home in the Sunset district known for its side-by-side houses and fog.
To me, the other families around us seemed to be normal and happy—young families creating lives together.
Two girls who went to the same elementary school as my brothers and I lived a few houses away with their parents. From the outside, their lives seemed perfectly happy. They went to school just like us. Their parents would wave to us as we drove by and would stop by if we were outside and talk with my parents.
Then it all changed. We would hear arguing once in a while. Then the arguing became more frequent and more intense. Eventually, we stopped seeing the father doing normal household chores like taking out the garbage or washing the cars. Word spread that the parents had separated and gotten divorced.
Overnight, their mother looked like she had aged 10 years. What was once jet black hair had gone gray. What was once a youthful glow in her skin became a shade of drab.
How did she age so quickly? How was this possible? This was one of my first memories seeing stress drain the youth out of someone’s appearance.
Now that we got that out of the way, what causes this rapid aging?