How to Improve Skin Elasticity on the Face
Healthy and youthful skin is firm, tight, and supple. But as you age, your skin starts to sag and loses its elasticity. While you can’t stop it completely, here is how Aromatherapy can help you slow down the inevitable ageing process and improve skin elasticity.
Collagen and elastin are two naturally occurring proteins in the skin that give your skin structure and the ability to stretch and snap back into its original place. As you grow older, the production of collagen and elastin starts to slow down, making your skin gradually lose its firmness and elasticity. Gravity’s pull and the constant barrage of external aggressors on your skin also take a toll on it and diminish your skin’s youthful appearance.
In this blog, we will show you how you can hold onto your younger-looking skin for longer and improve your skin’s elasticity with the right skincare products.
Why is Skin Elasticity Important
Skin elasticity is simply your skin’s ability to stretch and return to its original form without losing shape. Your skin’s health and appearance are affected when the fat, collagen, and elastin in your skin break down due to ageing, hormonal changes, improper skin care, and lifestyle habits. Once your skin starts losing the ability to bounce back into shape, the youthful appearance of your skin gradually starts to fade away. Loss in skin elasticity also gives rise to fine lines and wrinkles which further speeds up your skin’s ageing. Even though you cannot put a stop to your skin’s natural ageing process, there are a few ways in which you can improve skin’s elasticity and keep it looking firm, supple, and smooth.
Read on for some simple practices that should be part of your daily and weekly skincare regime if you want to learn how to improve skin elasticity.
Natural Ways to Maintain Skin Elasticity
Now that you know what makes your skin elastic and why improving skin elasticity is key to glowing, younger-looking skin, here is how to regain the elasticity in your skin -
- Wear Sunscreen
Damaging sun rays, even in small amounts, are one of the leading causes of premature ageing. Use SPF every day, even when it is cloudy and gloomy outside, to protect and restore skin elasticity.
2. Watch what you Eat
Boost your body’s natural collagen production by adding foods like citrus fruits, berries, leafy greens, cashews, bell peppers, and garlic to your daily diet. Vitamin C boosts your skin’s collagen production so make sure to pile up your plate with vitamin C-rich foods. On the other hand, refined carbs and sugar can cause inflammation and damage collagen, so avoid such food items or consume them in limited quantities.
3. Hydration is key
When your skin is dehydrated and lacks moisture, it is more vulnerable to free radical damage, which, in turn, hampers its ability to repair itself. Use nourishing face creams like the Nourishing and Mattifying Face Cream, from Vedaearth. Massage your skin every day in circular motions to give it a plumping effect, keep it supple and firm, and improve skin elasticity. You can also use a gua sha or jade roller for massaging your skin to promote blood circulation, eliminate fluid build-up, and reduce puffiness in your face.
4. Get your beauty sleep
Your skin repairs itself while you sleep, so adequate sleep is a must if you want to preserve your skin’s elasticity.
Best Ingredients for Skin Elasticity
Not sure what ingredients work best to improve skin elasticity? We have rounded up the top 3 ingredients that should be a part of your skincare shelf for healthy and younger-looking skin.
Rich in antioxidants, ashwagandha reduces signs of ageing, boosts protein production, and stimulates collagen generation to give you firm and elastic skin.
Neroli oil aids cell regeneration, making it perfect for tackling fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of ageing and making skin supple and plump. The Vedaearth Anti-Ageing Facial Oil with Ashwagandha and Neroli improves skin elasticity and gives your skin a firm and youthful appearance.
Frankincense encourages the growth of new skin cells and oxygenates your skin, thereby improving skin elasticity. Skin care products with frankincense are great for tightening skin and keeping it supple and elastic. Vedaearth’s Nourishing Body Wash with Chamomile and Frankincense not only fights the signs of ageing but also boosts your skin’s natural glow.
Regain Your Youthfulness with Vedaearth
A holistic approach towards wellness is our driving force at Vedaearth and each of our products are bottled with clean intention, without compromising on ingredients and results. Specially designed to take care of your ageing skin’s needs, our range of anti-ageing products help you preserve your youthful glow for longer. From an anti-ageing facial oil that boosts collagen and improves skin elasticity to under-eye oil that depuffs eye bags, reduces dark circles, and brightens under-eye skin tone, our skin care products are created keeping nature at the core. Free from harmful chemicals and ingredients like parabens, sulphates, mineral oil, and silicones, the anti-ageing products at Vedaearth bring together the learnings of Ayurveda and the power of Aromatherapy to give you healthy and radiant skin.
Try our vegan and cruelty-free formula and improve your skin’s elasticity with Vedaearth!