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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It was difficult to spot the difference because you look at your face every morning. You stumble upon an old picture from college or even just five years ago. “My skin used to be so smooth and firm!” “Where did that saggy, extra skin come from underneath my chin?”
Skin issues can be emotionally difficult to deal with. We feel self-conscious when there is a giant, red pimple on our nose or when there are more dark spots and less firmness in our skin. It is the first thing people see and generally, we cannot hide it.
As a teenager, I struggled with acne and later in my twenties, I remember waking up one morning with dry, scaly patches on the bridge of my nose and on my neck. Seemingly overnight, I found myself dealing with moderately severe eczema.
People would ask, “What’s wrong with your neck? Did you get a really bad sunburn.” As much as I tried to convince myself that I was not self-conscious about my skin, these innocent comments from friends and family started to wear down on me.
I would hesitate to wear t-shirts because they exposed my neck, and I did not want to deal with the “innocent” comments or have to explain that I was not contagious. I tried different eczema creams and lotions but this was more than just dry skin.
As much as I disliked going to the doctor, my mom, who is a pharmacist, convinced me to make an appointment with my family physician. My doctor examined my skin and came back after 5 minutes with two tubes of medication—two different forms of topical steroid creams. He said, “Just apply these until the patches go away.”
“How long will I have to use these?”
“Probably off and on for the rest of your life.”
That just did not make any sense to me. This was one of those turning points in my life that started me down the path of looking for answers about what these symptoms mean and how to get to the root cause of the issue rather than just covering up the issue with medications.
Little did I realize, or did my family physician, that my form of eczema (also commonly called atopic dermatitis) was not primarily a skin disease, but rather a sign that my body’s internal environment was out of balance.
My mom was always the one encouraging myself and her customers at the pharmacy to use as few medications as possible. She promoted healthy lifestyle and nutrition because she understood that medications were not the answer to all health problems. You might see why I was inspired to look to a different approach to medicine. My holistic medical education at Bastyr University, an accredited naturopathic medical school, taught me to look at symptoms in the context of whole-body health.
Even if you do not have a skin condition, taking care of your internal environment will keep your skin healthy, radiant, and smooth.
Let me explain.
Produced by fibroblasts, elastin is an important protein that enables our skin to return to its original shape after it stretches or contracts. Elastin fibers are like little rubber bands in the connective tissue throughout our bodies. Eventually, the fibers lose their ability to snap back.
Through the years, there are many things that can take a toll on your skin, including the sun, bad habits, and pollution. Exposure to these elements can damage the elastin fibers in your skin, which causes the skin to sag and stretch.
Loose skin and tissue under the upper arm area due to damaged elastin is a common issue. Flabby upper arm skin may make you feel reluctant to wear sleeveless shirts and swimsuits. Factors that contribute to sagging underarm skin include aging, smoking, genetics, and weight loss.
When your weight fluctuates, it can break or weaken the elastin fibers in the dermis, which results in the loss of tensile strength. Therefore, the skin is unable to bounce back and regain its original shape, similarly to when a rubber brand is stretched beyond its limit. If you lose weight and simultaneously lose muscle mass, this leads to a loss of tone that causes the skin in the underarm area to appear flaccid.
Here are some tips for avoiding
and treating sagging underarm skin.
Nearly everyone has heard of collagen and its importance for skin health, but few people know how to tell the difference between the many truths and falsehoods that abound regarding collagen supplements. Most people’s skin care knowledge lies somewhere between science and pure hype, and many misconceptions about collagen supplements are spread through word-of-mouth.
Let’s expose the top 5 myths about collagen supplements, so you can ensure that you’re using proven treatments in a correct way while saving yourself time, money, and effort.