Do you want to maintain and prolong your young-looking skin? Are you worried that cumulative effects of prolonged and excessive sun exposure have taken a toll on your skin?
Don’t despair because while it’s not easy to bring back the normal skin that you used to have, you can use some simple tips to improve your skin elasticity than it is now.
So that you know, the aging process can’t be reversed and any skin care product marketer that tells you otherwise is a swindler. The truth is there’s no actual fountain of youth, but you can introduce some day to day skin care, change your habits or use certain products to improve your skin elasticity and health in general.
Here are proven tips to improve your skin elasticity.
Limit Sun Exposure
When you directly expose your skin to ultraviolet B (UVB) and ultraviolet A (UVA), you stand a greater chance of tanning and burning. While the two rays have varying effects, they detrimentally hurt the skin.
UVB rays are responsible for tanning and burning the skin and stimulate the production of vitamin D. On the other hand, UVA rays, known to have a longer wavelength than UVB rays can deeply penetrate into your skin to burn and tan it. Moreover, UVA rays, being that harsh on the skin than UVB rays, is accountable for aging skin not to mention skin cancer.
To protect your skin from sun damage, first, you need to cover up (even though it has little effect on protecting the skin from the sun). Second, you have to avoid sun exposure during peak hours. This is because, during average peak sunlight hours, the exposure may be reduced by almost sixty percent.
Some simple things you can do are applying sunscreens, and wearing a hat and sunglasses if you an outdoor enthusiast.
Try Skin Elasticity Supplements
Before you consider any skin elasticity supplements, it’s important to note that this is a controversial subject, and while some researchers prove that supplements can improve the skin’s elasticity, others prove otherwise. But, that doesn’t mean you can try them. We have different skin types, and the effects of using supplement can differ from one to another.
That said, taking some skin supplements can be a game changer if you have lost some of your skin to the normal aging process. These supplements are packed with vitamins C, and E. Vitamin C increases the rate at which the body absorbs iron, which gives the skin a healthy glow and speeds up wound healing. Vitamin E, however, contain antioxidants which are said to benefit the body and increase the skin elasticity.
Experiment with Several Creams
Apart from taking skin elasticity supplements, and because many people might not feel comfortable taking pills every day, you can experiment with several creams to find what works for your skin.
The best creams that improve skin elasticity are those that tighten your pores and leave the skin feeling firmer without causing any dryness or dullness.
Most creams and body lotions contain several ingredients. However, the product that will offer the best results is those that can bind together both elastin and collagen, which can retain moisture. Go for products that contain hyaluronic acid which can bring back the skin firmness, smoothness or flexibility.
Most importantly, choose oil-free creams that moisturize and hydrate the skin without leaving it greasy. Remember, excess oils clog pores and harbor acne causing bacteria, and can cause other skin conditions as well.
Smoking is one of the damaging habits that many people struggle to quit. But for the sake of your skin, it’s fair enough to put in place strategies that can help you quit smoking.
Smoking doesn’t only affect most of your body’s vital organs like the heart, lungs, and brain, but changes the composition of the skin as well.
One of the known ways in which smoking affects the skin is through constricting blood vessels which in turn reduces oxygen in the blood.
Also, studies found that when direct and continuous exposure to UV rays increases the damaging effects of smoking. As a result, the skin acquires small red lines and wrinkles at an early stage which causes premature aging.
Skin discoloration is another common effect of smoking. If you’re a smoker and you notice your skin turning grayish or orange, then you need to stop smoking.
Try Cosmetic Treatments
Sometimes over-the-counter products, prescription creams, and other skin treatments may not work to restore your skin’s suppleness and smoothness.
In that case, you can try cosmetic treatments which are intended to tighten the skin and bring back skin vitality and elasticity after losing weight.
Often, when aging takes its toll on the skin or if you have loose skin after weight loss, it’s always difficult to restore it to its normal shape. This is the time that surgery can become handy.
Surgeries like bodylift, facelift, ul-therapy, injectable fillers, cheek implants, sub-dermal skin tightening are some of the common procedures that can get rid of wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin.
However, make sure you consult a doctor to get the best treatment.