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Young skin suddenly looks very aged and crinkled

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created August 26, 2013 at 9:20 PM

Lately my skin has been aging fast in a very weird way. I am not sure if with my change to paleo it is lacking something, but it started after changing my diet. I am 27, yet I got crinkles under my eyes like a 70 year old does when I smile. My facial skin has been sagging. It looks like I lost a lot of weight but I did not lose any. If anything since Paleo I have been heavier than I used to be. My eyes seem to have aged the most, my upper lid is drooping and wrinkly, my skin seems thin. This all is very unusual and happened within a year. I feel I do everything right, don't smoke, drink, I sleep plenty, drink lots of water, moisturize with oil and wash with water.

Just recently I treated an escalated case of facial yeast with anti fungal cream. The yeast had caused me moderate to strong acne and my skin was scaly. Now that the scales fell off and the pustules are gone my skin is as soft, clear and even as ever but it looks aged. I somehow don't think the yeast caused this but I read it destroys collagen. I have also bern taking a high dose of Viamin D (10000 IU) which might have added to it but my problems started before that. They just weren't as bad. Any idea what it could be and what I could do ?

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on April 03, 2014
at 10:11 PM

This is a completely false comment. Fish oil does NOT contain collagen. Fish oil is FAT, collagen is protein. Fish oil does not contain protein. With that said, Fish oil can benefit skin by decreasing inflammation via competitive inhibition of arachidonic acid and decreasing IGF-1 and decreasing inflammation induced by UV radiation.

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on August 31, 2013
at 01:19 PM

No problem! My husband has done a ton of research and the brands we found to be the best are Pure Pharma and the Carlson's liquid.

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on August 31, 2013
at 01:28 AM

Oh I never knew! Thank you I will look into fish oil too then!

3959828c57f2aeddc08e5f374e92ad36

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on August 29, 2013
at 02:43 AM

Oh and if you have any links regarding low carb causing such problems for skin, I would be interested to read more!

3959828c57f2aeddc08e5f374e92ad36

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on August 29, 2013
at 02:42 AM

I am not eating low carb. Rather high carb for Paleo I think. I eat about 150-200g of carbs a day (also from starch - banana) . I was low carb Paleo for a short period of time and I did develop numerous health issues on it. Some of them still give me problems now...like my digestion and periods have been less than good. I often wonder if I am lacking something that I had on a standard diet. If I would know what it is I could find a Paleo food that contains what I am lacking. I looked great on a normal diet (but I was sick).

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on August 28, 2013
at 10:03 PM

yes, I get the beef one but they also have pork gelatin. I buy it on Amazon.

3959828c57f2aeddc08e5f374e92ad36

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on August 28, 2013
at 01:48 AM

I heard about that one even! A friend recommended it to me. I will have to find a substitute for the great lakes brand since I can't get it in Germany. Is it beef gelatin?

3959828c57f2aeddc08e5f374e92ad36

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on August 28, 2013
at 01:46 AM

Thank you! This is very interesting. I had a period where I ate Paleo with lots of fruit and I felt like my skin looked better, could have been the C. I have been taking C but only 600mg so I will increase it. I have slow wound healing it seems and I wonder if I will see an improvement.

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on August 28, 2013
at 03:12 AM

are you really low carb? LC will suck you dry... aka losing water weight.

LC eating depletes glycogen, a molecule that holds H2O in muscles and skin, thusly LC can literally dehyydrate you, making yr skin thinner and saggier. (eg. bodybuilders go LC before competition to make their skin thin, to look more cut.)

just a thought. the good news is that if LC is the cause, it's a fast and easy fix!

3959828c57f2aeddc08e5f374e92ad36

(87)

on August 29, 2013
at 02:42 AM

I am not eating low carb. Rather high carb for Paleo I think. I eat about 150-200g of carbs a day (also from starch - banana) . I was low carb Paleo for a short period of time and I did develop numerous health issues on it. Some of them still give me problems now...like my digestion and periods have been less than good. I often wonder if I am lacking something that I had on a standard diet. If I would know what it is I could find a Paleo food that contains what I am lacking. I looked great on a normal diet (but I was sick).

3959828c57f2aeddc08e5f374e92ad36

(87)

on August 29, 2013
at 02:43 AM

Oh and if you have any links regarding low carb causing such problems for skin, I would be interested to read more!

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on August 26, 2013
at 10:33 PM

Start slamming vitamin c. It is a major element in skin health and the creation of collagen. Based on your description of saggy skin, wrinkles along the lids/eyes, you've had some serious collagen breakdown.

You could get capsules/tabs, but it is actually cheaper to get ascorbic acid crystals, mix 'em in water (with a little salt 'cause it tastes nasty by itself) and drink it. You may want to start with 1500 mg a day and work up from there, and stop at the sublaxative level (yup, stop increasing it if/when your bowels start to get loose). Make sure to drink it as soon as you mix it, and rinse your mouth afterwards with a couple of swigs of water so it doesn't stay on your teeth (and weaken your tooth enamel).

I started taking Vitamin C to help repair my adrenals, and started getting a lot of compliments about my skin. Big surprise to me. Then I noticed my stretch marks were also diminishing, and that got my attention. Apparently it is great for repairing the skin.

Here are some links for you:

Also, you may want to increase your magnesium, water and protein intake for a bit, too.

3959828c57f2aeddc08e5f374e92ad36

(87)

on August 28, 2013
at 01:46 AM

Thank you! This is very interesting. I had a period where I ate Paleo with lots of fruit and I felt like my skin looked better, could have been the C. I have been taking C but only 600mg so I will increase it. I have slow wound healing it seems and I wonder if I will see an improvement.

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10ec51c0e6e41939215a55316ad3d0b7

on August 27, 2013
at 01:48 PM

You could try consuming gelatin to get collagen for the skin. I use the Great Lakes Gelatin and add it to a lot of my sauce and soup dishes. I also put cucumber on my face for a direct Vitamin C treatment.

3959828c57f2aeddc08e5f374e92ad36

(87)

on August 28, 2013
at 01:48 AM

I heard about that one even! A friend recommended it to me. I will have to find a substitute for the great lakes brand since I can't get it in Germany. Is it beef gelatin?

10ec51c0e6e41939215a55316ad3d0b7

(40)

on August 28, 2013
at 10:03 PM

yes, I get the beef one but they also have pork gelatin. I buy it on Amazon.

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82d323bf0d853b0564e9781dd97c1b4d

(126)

on August 30, 2013
at 09:57 PM

Fish Oil. Take a ton of it. It is the best thing you can put in your body, has the highest concentration of collagen of anything you can ingest. I take about 6000 mg with every meal and my skin has never looked better. I also did not have one single stretch mark during my primal pregnancy. http://www.primalandpregnant.com

3959828c57f2aeddc08e5f374e92ad36

(87)

on August 31, 2013
at 01:28 AM

Oh I never knew! Thank you I will look into fish oil too then!

82d323bf0d853b0564e9781dd97c1b4d

(126)

on August 31, 2013
at 01:19 PM

No problem! My husband has done a ton of research and the brands we found to be the best are Pure Pharma and the Carlson's liquid.

818ac7c8a7c7af6972d577f22c7b70a1

(53)

on April 03, 2014
at 10:11 PM

This is a completely false comment. Fish oil does NOT contain collagen. Fish oil is FAT, collagen is protein. Fish oil does not contain protein. With that said, Fish oil can benefit skin by decreasing inflammation via competitive inhibition of arachidonic acid and decreasing IGF-1 and decreasing inflammation induced by UV radiation.

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3959828c57f2aeddc08e5f374e92ad36

on August 30, 2013
at 06:54 PM

I am wondering if my old standard diet might have provides nutrients that I am not hetting right now? Does anyone know if foods like braid and dairy have something specific? And if so, what Paleo foods have the same nutrients....

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