Does collagen help with acne?
Collagen is widely recognized today as a highly effective treatment option for aging skin – but it is also a critical component in treating and healing many 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 typically characterized by an infection that occurs in the deepest layer of your skin, destroys skin and fat cells around the infection area, which results in the deepest acne scars.
For most of us, it takes a few weeks post-break out before a scar forms. 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.
4Life has an excellent hydrolyzed collagen product! I have been consuming this since they launched it in 2019 at the RISE Convention. I love it!! I have noticed my skin visually looks much better and healthier. The interesting thing is, I did not think my skin on my face could improve. I thought it looked great already because I also use the enummi® and äKwä™ products. But it does look better.
I started consuming the Collagen to improve my overall health. My occasional acne being taken care of was not a thought on my mind. It was a great surprise though!
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Lauren Nichole Roberts