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.
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Aging is kind of a bummer, am I right?
Even though our mothers gave us the heads-up that things are going to change, we then wake up one morning (approx. age 35 for me) and realize that 1) Things HAVE changed, along with 2) Mom was right…AGAIN . And unfortunately, our skin is usually where we see the effects of aging in our bodies first. From dryness, to volume loss and fine lines, to perhaps even the oh-so-unfair adult onset acne, time has a way of wreaking havoc on our once pristine skin.
But the great news is, we can reduce these effects by nourishing our skin from the inside, out. And as a registered dietitian, I’m here to provide a few proven nutrition tips and real-life tricks, to nourish your skin to help keep it glowing and healthy for years to come.
Protecting your skin from the sun is important, no matter what time of year it is, but it’s especially vital in the summertime. While you might want to bare your skin in the summer to achieve a beautiful, sun-kissed complexion, UVA and UVB radiation from the sun can wreak havoc on your skin and cause premature aging if you aren’t careful.
UVA rays, which account for 90 to 95 percent of the UV radiation that reaches the earth, penetrate deep layers of the skin and cause tanning. UVB radiation accounts for only 5 to 10 percent of solar radiation, but it damages the epidermis, or surface layer of the skin, causing sunburn.
UVA rays cause the collagen in your skin to break down at a higher rate than normal aging . They do this by penetrating the dermis, or middle layer of the skin, and lead to the abnormal buildup of elastin. This elastin accumulates and results in the production of enzymes that break down collagen.
The more sun exposure you get, the worse the damage becomes. UV radiation also creates free radicals, which are unstable oxygen molecules that increase the number of enzymes that break down collagen. An excessive amount of free radicals in your body can also weaken your vascular system, cause poor circulation, and lead to deteriorated eye health.
You’ve probably heard of good fats and bad fats, but what about good sugars and bad sugars? Sugar is a carbohydrate that is naturally found in a variety of foods. An example of good sugar is the naturally occurring sugar found in whole foods like fruits and vegetables. This type of sugar is bundled with water, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Bad sugar consists of regular table sugar or the refined stuff you find in sodas, candy, ketchup, or baked goods. The average American consumes about 22 teaspoons of sugar each day . Many of us consume sugar without even realizing it because ready-made foods, even savory ones like pasta sauce and bread, often contain sugar.