Lifestyle Habits That Can Boost Skin Elasticity, anti wrinkle tips, skin care routine

Get Your Bounce Back: Lifestyle Habits That Can Boost Skin Elasticity

There’s no ifs, ands or buts about it - we’re all getting older and there’s nothing that we can really do to prevent it. And while we all may love the amazing things that come with age, such as growing families, new wisdom and opportunities to better ourselves and those around us, we can all agree that there is one change that we are not exactly fans of - loss of skin elasticity.

As we age and mature, our bodies will naturally undergo a variety of changes, including a slowdown of collagen production within the skin. Collagen plays a key role in the tautness and elasticity of the skin, keeping all layers fully supported and promoting a smooth, youthful texture. When our collagen production slows down, our skin will naturally begin to lose this bounce and elasticity, leading to a more lax appearance with more visible fine lines and wrinkles. This can be especially prominent in the more expressive areas of the face, such as the corners of the eyes and mouth.

While aging is something that can’t be stopped or slowed down, the age-related loss of skin elasticity is something that you can potentially directly affect with the right lifestyle habits. Interested in hearing how and what you can do to slow this process down? We’ll break it down in detail for you below. Keep reading to discover our favorite lifestyle habits to switch up your routine and boost your skin’s elasticity for the long run.

Get in on Hydration

We’ll start things out with one of the simplest yet most important lifestyle habits to implement - drinking enough water. When your water intake isn’t where it should be, your skin will appear dehydrated and more lax, which in turn will lead to more visible fine lines and wrinkles. By increasing your water intake and making sure that you are totally hydrated, you can counterbalance this effect and maintain your skin’s youthful bounce.

Embrace Exercise Endorphins

We all know that endorphins make you happy, especially when they come from a quick sweat session. But did you know that exercise can have other benefits for the health and appearance of your skin? By working out regularly, you boost your body’s circulation, increasing the amount of vital nutrients and hydration that are delivered to your skin for better elasticity maintenance.

Make Sure You Rest Up

On top of adequate hydration and keeping up with exercise, it’s important to make sure that you’re getting enough sleep. When you don’t sleep enough, not only do you look and feel more tired, but also it can cause hormonal imbalances. These imbalances can, in turn, lead to collagen production breakdown and dehydration, resulting in less skin elasticity and more visible fine lines and wrinkles.

Stay Protected in the Sun

We may sound like a broken record, but wearing sunscreen should always, always be at the top of your list of lifestyle habits. While the warmth and brightness of the sun may be intoxicating, the harmful UV rays that come with it can prove to be damaging to the skin, breaking down collagen production and elasticity while causing more visible signs of aging.

De-Stress When You Need To

We all hate being stressed and are hyper aware of the negative effects we can experience. But did you know that your stress level can play a central role in the health and elasticity of your skin? When we are stressed, this can create a higher sensitivity level in the skin and underlying layers, leading to more irritation and a slowdown of collagen production. Take the time to de-stress when you’re feeling overwhelmed to counterbalance these negative effects and practice mindfulness when needed.

Say Sayonara to Smoking

If you still find that you are indulging in cigarettes, it’s time to kick the habit for the sake of your skin. Smoking has a direct link to accelerated aging, as it slows down collagen production and actively damages the skin. By cutting smoking out of your life, you can counterbalance this process and let your other lifestyle habits do the rest of the work to get you back to the skin of your dreams.

Add In a Collagen Supplement

If you are feeling like your skin is still lacking in the collagen department, you can always try adding a collagen supplement into your daily routine. While maintaining your actual collagen production is key to keeping up your skin elasticity, adding a supplement into your daily rotation can potentially be beneficial as well.

Switch Up Your Diet

Just like hydration, the food that you put into your body can play an important role in the elasticity and firmness of your skin. By eating the proper diet that is filled with antioxidants, essential fatty acids and other nutrients, you can ensure that your body is getting exactly what it needs to keep your collagen production process up and running.

Embrace an Anti-Aging Skincare Routine

Last, but certainly not least, on our list of essential lifestyle habits is the creation of an anti-wrinkle skincare routine. Rather than just applying skincare random products when you remember to, work to establish an ongoing routine with powerful products. From bringing in scheduled weekly masks, like our Enzyme Mask, to adding in an effective nighttime serum, such as our Skin Revival Wrinkle and Scar Night Serum, find the right products and routine and then stick with them.

Let’s face it - we’re all getting older. But just because we’re aging doesn’t mean that we can’t do it gracefully. One key to aging gracefully is maintaining the elasticity of the skin through promoting the collagen production process. By switching up your everyday and adding a few key lifestyle habits, you can help promote this process and reduce age-related laxity in your skin while unlocking a radiant, youthful glow at the same time.

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