The skin can lose its ELASTICITY due to a wide range of reasons.
The good news is that these changes are reversible!
There are whole lots of strategies to restore skin elasticity without having to go through expensive and painful procedures.
Skin elasticity is exactly what it sounds like. It refers to your skin’s ability to stretch and then return to its original state.
To test your skin’s elasticity, you can try pinching your cheek and pulling it moderately. Then, let go and take note of how fast it returns to normal.
Typically, younger people have a more elastic skin because they have a thicker dermis. The dermis is the skin layer that contains capillaries, nerve endings, sweat and sebaceous glands, and hair follicles.
As the thickest skin layer, the dermis contains a lot of elastic fibers that make the skin flexible. It also houses collagen fibers that keep the skin firm and strong.
Due to chronological aging (the scientific name for”aging with time”), the dermis eventually becomes thinner in older adults. This results in skin changes that are usually associated with aging, such as wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, and sagging.
In many cases, loss of skin elasticity is just a natural byproduct of aging but it can also happen in younger people who aren’t exactly living a healthy lifestyle.
👉One of the leading causes of loss of skin elasticity is dehydration. This is caused by both internal and external dehydration.
👉Hormonal fluctuation: Estrogen may be mainly known for its reproductive functions in women, but it also plays a huge role in skin health.
👉Unprotected Sun exposure: Your summer trips to the beach may not do lasting damage to affect your skin over the long term. However, if you’re usually under the sun without applying any sunscreen, it can damage your skin and trigger premature skin aging.
👉Smoking leads to premature skin aging. If you compare smokers and non-smokers, you’ll notice that the smokers will always look older than their non-smoking counterparts.
👨🏻⚕️HOW CAN YOU IMPROVE YOUR SKIN’S HEALTH?
1. Choose Healthy Food Items
2. Use Skincare Products with Phytoestrogens
3. Find the Time to Exercise
4. Get Some Beauty Sleep
5. Take Vitamins and Supplements
6. Quit Smoking
7. Take time to go to sauna every week
8. Eliminate stress, try to get some relaxing massages
9. Use sunscreen
10. Drink plenty of water