Feel good in your skin – how to maintain skin elasticity
Why does skin lose its elasticity over time?
As we age and we start to develop mature skin, the two main proteins associated with skin elasticity, collagen and elastin, come up against many contributing factors which causes them to break down. Resulting in the appearance of wrinkles, including eye wrinkles.
Like any other bodily function, skin elasticity deteriorates with age but the effects are accelerated by unhealthy habits such as smoking resulting in less firm skin.
Skin is an organ like any other organ or muscle in the body. Skin firming and the appearance of wrinkles can be influenced by lifestyle changes and eating habits. By making changes to your lifestyle you can improve elasticity in your skin for firmer skin and effectively delay the onset of wrinkles.
Daily indulgences for firmer skin
Apply firming cream or lotion for an after shower treat
Massage your skin to reveal a smooth, flawless surface
Brush away dead skin to reveal a new and glowing you
Scrub your pores to enhance your skin care experience
Dare to bare with bright and healthy skin
Beautifully smooth and firm skin while in the shower
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Relaxing skin care products for smooth skin
The best tips for firming your skin
Firming your skin from the inside - improving skin elasticity
Fruits and vegetables offer many vitamins to increase the level of collagen in your body, which directly benefits your skin. The most beneficial vegetables for your skin are dark green leafy vegetables like kale. Packed with antioxidants and vitamin C these foods can help your body to utilise collagen effectively.
Omega acids found in oily fish and nuts can also help to boost the effect of collagen in your body. Including salmon, tuna, cashews and brazil nuts in your diet will help you to achieve the results you want.
Adding whole grain substance to your diet provides you with enough fibre to keep your body in tune. A healthy digestive system can remove all the impurities and use all the vitamins and proteins where needed improving the elasticity of your skin.
Combining this balanced diet with at least 2 litres of water a day will help to keep your skin well-hydrated, firm and with a healthy glow.
On the move: simple toning exercises for smooth skin
Tighten your upper arms with free weights
Take a run to improve your overall physical condition
Tone your muscles to increase your metabolism
Relax – physical and emotional well-being also has huge impact on your skin.
Get going – moving is the best way for toning your skin
Combining strength and toning exercises with cardio makes your body work harder on toning, making it easier to lose the unwanted impurities in your body.
Stay committed to improving your skin’s elasticity by alternating your exercise routine. By working muscles in various ways it keeps your body active and your mind focused on the goal of increasing your skin's elasticity.