How to improve skin elasticity?

The first thing you should know is that the loss of elasticity is a natural process that occurs as we age, however, there are ways to minimize it through our lifestyle habits and daily skin care.

The main cause of the loss of elasticity and firmness in our skin is the degradation that the extracellular matrix of the skin undergoes as the years go by. This matrix is made up of proteins such as collagen and elastin, responsible for providing elasticity and firmness, contained in a mucopolysaccharide gel that is responsible for keeping the dermis hydrated, protecting collagen and elastin fibers and covering the surface of the skin. One of the best known mucopolysaccharides is hyaluronic acid which is well known for its incredible properties to increase the flexibility and firmness of the skin.

Sagging and loss of elasticity of the skin are the consequence of a degradation of collagen and elastin fibers that are disorganized, producing a loss of firmness in their structure and a decrease in dermis-epidermis cohesion.

Here are some recommendations that we can carry out to slow down the degradation process of the extracellular matrix and improve the elasticity of the skin:

Live a healthy lifestyle:

Avoiding processed products, sugars, alcohol and tobacco, and eating a balanced diet that contains a high content of vitamins and antioxidant compounds, present in fruits and vegetables, will help you to minimize oxidative stress, and with it, avoid the degradation of the elastin and collagen.

Drinking plenty of water will help keep the extracellular matrix hydrated, helping to keep the skin firmer.

Physical exercise as long as it is done properly and without excess helps to improve circulation and strengthen the muscles, which implies better support for the skin.

Adequate rest helps reduce stress and promote the self-repair processes of our skin.

Establish a daily skin care routine:

To combat the loss of elasticity it is necessary to keep the skin clean and hydrated daily, which will help to delay aging. We recommend that you use natural active ingredients that keep the skin nourished and hydrated and stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, such as vitamin C and hyaluronic acid, thus delaying the degradation of the extracellular matrix. You must bear in mind that there are areas, such as the eye contour or the lips, where the skin is much thinner and more sensitive, so its care is more delicate and natural active ingredients should be used to help restore skin elasticity.

To minimize oxidative stress due to environmental factors such as solar radiation and pollution, we recommend the use of products with natural antioxidants, such as vitamins, coenzyme Q10 and plant extracts.

 

HYDRA is a moisturizing cream for the face, the combination of natural macadamia, olive and sunflower oils nourishes and hydrates the skin in depth, while protecting it from free radical damage, thanks to the presence of antioxidants such as vitamin E and Coenzyme Q10, thus promoting smoother and more elastic skin.

RE-FIT It is ideal for the care of the eye contour, it has active ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and vitamin C that promote the natural production of collagen in the skin and keep it firm and hydrated. In addition to antioxidants such as coenzyme Q10, vitamin E and grape seed oil that protect the skin from damage by oxidizing agents.

Cleansing milk RE-MOVE helps clean and remove makeup from your face while nourishing it thanks to natural active ingredients. It also contains extract of red algae known as vegetable silicone, the numerous antioxidants and the carrageenan it contains form a flexible film that helps protect the skin.

And finally SILK the ideal hydrating body butter to use in your daily care after showering. SILK will help you maintain firmer and more elastic skin thanks to active ingredients such as vegetable hyaluronic acid and cucumber juice that nourish and repair the extracellular matrix of the skin, preventing the appearance of wrinkles or cellulite.

If you want to know more about the elasticity of the skin, we recommend the following articles:

Decreased collagen production in the skin 

The aging processes of elastin in the skin (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biochi.2016.08.010)

The role of vitamin C in skin health 

Hyaluronic acid, a promising skin rejuvenating biomedicine 

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