There’s always tons of buzz on products that contain collagen. It is a substance that occurs naturally in our bodies, and it gives our skin the ability to hold its shape. People want to boost their collagen so that they can retain youthful, plump faces.
As we age our body slows down the production of collagen and that’s why we see so many more wrinkles on our faces as we get older. Many companies have infused skincare products with collagen and ingredients that boost collagen production.
If collagen provides so many benefits to the skin, can it be possible to produce too much collagen? The answer is yes. Your body could produce too much of this substance and it can hold negative consequences for your skin.
For example, when you have an active breakout that is full of fluid, the bump will most likely break. Afterwards, the skin is melded back together. But, because of the abnormal rupture your skin might panic and produce too much collagen which results in a scar. The extra collagen doesn’t have anywhere to go so it piles up resulting in a raised acne scar.
Is there anything that you can do to stop your body from overproducing collagen, or do you just have to suffer with the scars that this irregularity leaves behind? The answer to this question is also yes! Keep reading to find out how to put an end to collagen overproduction.
1.Don’t use products that are made with ingredients that boost collagen production
Although these products may be a life saver for someone who wants to reverse signs of aging, or sun damage, products that are made using ingredients that send collagen production into overdrive are not ideal for someone who wants to stop the overproduction of collagen. There are a few ingredients that you should look out for.
One of these ingredients that is very common is peptides. Peptides are necessary for the production of collagen. They are made up of amino acids, which provide a signal to the body that it needs to begin to produce collagen. By using a product with peptides you send an alert to the body that makes it think it needs to start producing more collagen. A few other ingredients that boost collagen production are vitamin C and amino acids.
2.Stay away from products using collagen
Instead of containing ingredients that send a signal to your body to produce collagen some products are just made with collagen. These products will not help you either. If you have scars already on your face that you are trying to fade you should not use these products if you want to boost you anti-aging efforts you can add sunscreen to your daily routine. Or use products that have other plumping agents in them.
Adding to the amount of collagen that your body is producing can cause these scars to form. Sometimes we get caught up in the excitement of new products and new skin care breakthroughs that we don’t take the time to see if we actually need what the product offers. You may not even need more collagen. Your body already produces this substance and if you are young you most likely don’t need extra collagen in the skin.
This one is the most complex. Not everyone who has a pimple will have a scar. The scarring can depend on how severe the pimple is and it can also be affected by that person’s family history. Or in some cases, there are people who are just more prone to scarring without having any family history. However, if you have severe acne you will have a greater risk of developing raised scars.
It’s best to try to prevent the scarring altogether so that your bodies scheduled production of collagen will not be interrupted and kicked into overdrive. The best way to try and prevent scarring is to try and prevent active acne. You need to find products and a routine that works best for you, and that fits into your schedule. You need to perform this routine at night and in the morning for optimal results. The chances that your acne will reoccur will lessen if you are using skin care products that are tailored for your skin type.