How to treat acne with cat acne cream
A little cat cream may be the best way to treat some acne symptoms, according to a new study.
In the study, researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health found that people who take cat acne creams, which are made from animal collagen, can be at higher risk for developing acne, particularly when compared with those who do not take the cream.
“We found that taking the cream is associated with significantly lower risk of developing acne and significantly lower acne-related costs,” said Dr. Jessica E. McBride, one of the study’s lead authors.
“Our study shows that this benefit is particularly pronounced for people who have already developed acne or those who are using the cream for the first time.”
Researchers found that patients who took a topical formulation of cat acne oil — a formulation made from collagen fibers — had an 89 percent lower risk for acne.
That’s a huge difference, because people who are allergic to the skin or other substances found in cat oil are at increased risk for getting acne.
“It may be that the oil is making people more sensitive to cat allergens and making them more sensitive overall,” McBride said.
“This finding may be due to the fact that cat oil contains collagen fibers, which have anti-inflammatory properties.
In fact, the skin cells in the skin are made up of collagen.
So the more you are exposed to cat-derived collagen, the better it will be at protecting the skin.”
In the same study, a topical formula made from pig collagen also was associated with lower risk, with an 83 percent lower rate of acne.
The researchers also found that those who were taking a formulation of topical cat oil had lower rates of skin lesions.
“The difference is that topical formulations were associated with less acne than cat oil,” McBrides said.
“In other words, topical formulations may help people manage acne and are more likely to be used by people with less serious skin conditions.”
The findings come as more people are becoming aware of the connection between skin diseases and the consumption of animal products.
“Many people are getting more information about the connection to the animal kingdom and animal products,” said McBride.
“We think this is the start of a broader discussion about how we might look at the relationship between human health and animal agriculture.”
The researchers hope that their findings will help researchers understand the complex relationship between skin and the environment and the relationship to human health.
“If you can’t do that, then you have to think about how to manage these two things in a way that is both environmentally responsible and socially acceptable,” Mcbrides said.
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