Lack of skin firmness is a common concern for many women past the age of 30. This is usually the age when women start to notice more visible signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles and loss of elasticity.
Before you dive into our best skincare products to target loss of firmness, keep scrolling to learn what the deal is with elasticity and how it affects our skin.
What is Skin Elasticity?
In a nutshell - our skin has the unique ability to stretch and bounce back due to ample amounts of collagen and elastin, which are the main proteins found in the dermis.
As we age our bodies naturally lose collagen and elastin, leading to loss of firmness, texture, fine lines and wrinkles. Research shows that we lose 1% of collagen every year starting from the age of 20.
Add elements like smoking, poor diet, pollution and sun exposure, and this natural process is greatly accelerated which contributes to premature aging.
How Can We Improve Our Skin's Elasticity?
Although we can’t ever stop the natural aging process, we can help delay it by living a healthy lifestyle and taking care of our skin and bodies.
The goal is to preserve existing collagen which is the essential skin element in our bodies and challenge the skin enough so that it continues to regenerate and produce new cells, which can help it stay firm and bouncy.
And don’t forget to include retinol, vitamin c and gentle exfoliants to help you maintain the health of your skin.
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