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All those who dabble in skincare are familiar with collagen, which features in many anti-aging products; however, the mention of peptide almost always brings about puzzled looks among the laypeople, as they are generally unable to reconcile a high school biology class terminology with a practical application in skincare. This is not unnatural, because it has only very recently started making an appearance in everyday skincare regimens.
What Is a Peptide and What Does It Do?
In a very elementary way, a peptide is the basic building block of all kinds of protein; amino acids linking together make amino-peptides and when they link together, they make protein. As far as the skin is concerned, the most important protein is collagen that lies below the outermost layer of the skin that contains the blood vessels, nerves, fats, elastin, and collagen. It is collagen that makes up about 80% of the dermis...
Jock itch is one of the most common fungal infection of the skin often caused by the same fungus that results in athlete's foot. Though, technically you don't need to be an athlete to get a jock itch, but they are most common among athletes because of one simple reason, sweat! Athletes sweat a lot and often wear those sweaty clothes for a long period of time, which acts as a perfect breeding ground for the bacteria that cause jock itch.
So, let us get into the depth of jock itch and know all about it such as:
What is Jock Itch!
Medically, jock itch is known as Tinea cruris or ringworm of the groin. It is caused by fungi called dermatophytes that live naturally on the skin. Typically, they are harmless, but under warm and moist conditions they multiply quickly and cause the infection. This is the reason why...