Chapter 66: Tips to Improve Skin Elasticity

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Beauty Book

As we age, our skin ages too. You may begin to notice a loss of firmness in skin when you enter your late 20s or early 30s. Skin starts to lose collagen as we mature, resulting in saggy skin or fine lines and wrinkles. 

There may not be a way to reverse skin aging, but there are always ways to help improve skin elasticity. Keep reading for tips on how to keep your skin firm.

Hydration is key to achieving healthy, plump and youthful-looking skin. By ensuring your skin stays hydrated, you can delay the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and premature skin aging. 

An easy and foolproof way to do that is to incorporate a hyaluronic acid serum into your skin care routine. As a humectant, hyaluronic acid attracts moisture from the air to boost skin’s moisture levels. Use a hyaluronic acid serum, like RNW’s DER. CONCENTRATE Hyaluronic Acid Plus, for hydrated and visibly supple skin.

Hyaluronic acid products work best in humid environments as they can draw moisture from the air to supply hydration to skin. However, using hyaluronic acid in a dry environment can make your skin drier, as it draws moisture from your skin instead of the air. Pro tip: use a humidifier to restore humidity levels in the air while using hyaluronic acid.

If you’re in your late 20s and your hydrating serum isn’t cutting it anymore, then it’s time to start using retinol. This ingredient boosts skin’s collagen production and stimulates cell turnover, resulting in skin that’s plumper with a youthful glow.

If you’re not quite ready for retinol or reluctant to use it due to sensitive skin, try 23 years old’s Bakuchiol A Cream. Formulated with bakuchiol, a plant-based alternative to retinol, the cream tackles first signs of skin aging and restores firmness to skin. If your skin can handle retinol, give COSRX’s Real Fit Retinol Serum a go. With 0.5% stabilized retinyl palmitate, the serum turns a dull complexion into more radiant skin. In addition to improving skin elasticity, COSRX’s serum also helps fade hyperpigmentation and improve uneven skin texture.

Another great ingredient to improve skin elasticity is Vitamin C. This powerful antioxidant fights off free radicals, brightens skin and prevents fine lines and wrinkles. Whether you want to maintain skin elasticity or delay signs of aging like loss of firmness for as long as possible,  count on Vitamin C to help.

By Wishtrend’s Pure Vitamin C 15% with Ferulic Acid combines the power of Vitamin C with ferulic acid to promote a refreshed and bright complexion. Keep this serum in rotation in your morning skin care routine to prevent free radical damage, fade hyperpigmentation and improve skin firmness. 

It’s good to have hydrating products but it’s even better to have collagen products in your skin care regimen. If using a hyaluronic acid isn’t enough, then combine it with a product rich in collagen. You’ve got yourself a hydration powerhouse!

Collagen products such as NEOGEN’s Dermalogy Collagen Lifting Cream and coxir’s Intensive EGF Peptide Serum are ideal for skin that’s suffering from loss of firmness. These products deeply moisturize skin and promote skin firmness and elasticity. Use a collagen product consistently for a youthful complexion and reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

Are you using all the right products but still not seeing results? Maybe you need to make changes in the lifestyle department. A balanced diet, regular exercise and sufficient beauty sleep are some healthy habits you can adopt to improve skin elasticity.

The types of food you eat not only affect your health but also your skin. Instead of overindulging in sugary foods or snacks, reach for nutritious fare such as leafy green vegetables, fish, nuts and tea. These foods, which are high in antioxidants and Omega-3 fatty acids, can give you a collagen boost. 

Working out daily also keeps skin young and healthy. Try to exercise makeup-free and have a proper pre-workout skin care routine to prevent breakouts or clogged pores. And most importantly, get enough shut-eye to keep skin firm and plump. Plus, you can avoid waking up to puffy skin due to too little sleep. 

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