Wrinkles, gray hair, and sagging skin are sad facts of aging life. When the skin sags – a condition called Elastosis – elasticity within it is lost. This is a part of the aging process and is unavoidable. However, to stay ahead of your game, you can try these ways to increase the skin’s elasticity.
Avoid staying in the sun for too long and use sunscreens. The sun can cause harmful effects to the skin and even skin cancers. Use a sunscreen with an SPF 30 or more. Premature aging starts with even a small exposure to the sun. Head out of your house with sunscreen and a broad hat during the hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Drink plenty of water as the water nourishes the skin cells. Skin becomes listless and dull with less water. Drink 10 glasses of water daily.
Quit smoking as it destroys the skins collagen and elastin – both which are linked to skin elasticity. Smoking also leads to wrinkle formation.
Eat healthy and exercise. A regular exercise schedule in your daily routine will aid in a boost of blood supply and hence, more oxygen along with nutrients to the skin. Keep a balanced diet with the exercise, and consume diets rich in omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamins A, B, C, and E. All these nutrients increase collagen formation. Consume fish, vegetable, fruits, nuts, and stick to leafy greens. Have a cup of green tea everyday as it has a pack of strong antioxidants. Alcohol should be fully avoided as it dehydrates the skin. Proteins found in foods like eggs, sardines, salmon, peanuts, and almonds increase skin elasticity as well.
Sleep and rest well, especially at night, as the skin repairs while you sleep.
Use good skin care products, as some of the latest and most amazing formulas have been added to many creams these days. Retin-A, Avage, Tazorac, Retinol, Collagen, and Renova, are some key ingredients to look for in the ingredients of the best creams.
Avoid bathing in hot water as it dries out the skin and rips off moisturizers from it.
Use a good moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated.