5 Tips for When Your Skin Starts Losing Its Elasticity
Keep your skin from loosing elasticity
Famous for being the largest organ in the human body, our skin comes with a special feature that scientists have been particularly interested in: its elasticity.
Being elastic is what allows skin to stretch and bounce back, whenever we smile, frown, or have changes in weight. The more elastic the skin, the more youthful and plump it looks. As we age, skin’s elasticity deteriorates, causing it to sag and wrinkle.
Elasticity is determined by the skin’s production of collagen and elastin, proteins found in the middle layer of the skin. However, collagen production decreases with age, which is why the skin’s ability to bounce back also decreases.
While aging is the number one reason why skin loses its elasticity, other factors also make a difference. Our lifestyle and environment, as well as our skincare routine, all affect the way we look as the years pass. Here are 5 things you can do to boost your skin’s elasticity:
1. Improve your diet. In order to produce collagen, our bodies need amino-acids, antioxidants, vitamin C, zinc and copper, among others. All of these can be found in different food groups. Eat fish, dairy, and eggs for their amino-acids; citrus and broccoli for their vitamin C; berries and avocado for their antioxidants; nuts and whole greens for zinc and copper. A varied diet is the best diet for your skin, but it’s also important to hydrate.
2. Take supplements. You can choose to take a multivitamin that helps your body produce more collagen on its own, or you can opt for collagen supplements, which will help prevent wrinkles and improve skin’s elasticity.
3. Exercise and rest. A sedentary lifestyle is associated with earlier loss of elasticity in the skin. Moving your body mindfully can help produce more collagen, and improve the aspect of the skin. Similarly, a good night’s sleep will prevent inflammation of the skin and allow collagen to be produced.
4. Rethink your skincare. If you’re set to improve your skin’s elasticity and fight wrinkles, it’s probably time to switch up your skincare routine. Always start with sunscreen, which protects your skin from UV rays and their harmful effect on collagen production. Introduce a topical product that contains collagen, retinol and hyaluronic acid, such as the All in One Wrinkles Serum from Swissforce.
5. Don’t stop at your face. Facial sagging and wrinkles are the easiest to notice, but that doesn’t mean you should only consider your face when it comes to skin regeneration. If you’re starting to see spider veins and broken capillaries on your legs, consider a localized treatment, such as the Redness Relief Cream from Swissforce.