Plump, hydrated, bright skin – this is probably what you think of when you contemplate what traits your perfect skin would have. A key ingredient to achieving these #skingoals is your skin elasticity.
Skin elasticity is the property in our skin that allows it to bounce back when stretched. The key element that is responsible for the elasticity is called elastin. Elastin is a fibrous protein found in the dermal layer of your skin. It’s the key protein that provides our skin with the ability to stretch, and ‘bounce back’. As elastin deteriorates over time, skin begins to lose its defined structure, becomes thinner and more fragile. Loss of skin elasticity is called elastosis, which is when skin starts looking weathered and fine lines start appearing.
The leading cause of elastosis is ageing, so it is inevitable that you will begin to lose your skin elasticity at some point. Unless you are living in a sci-fi movie, you probably don’t have control over time, so can’t stop the ageing process. But hope is not lost! There are a few changes you can easily implement into your daily routine to promote your skin’s elasticity.
Living a healthy lifestyle
This tip may sound simple, but it is the most helpful way to slow down the ageing process and restore the elasticity in your skin. The types of lifestyle factors that can impact your skin elasticity include:
Consume fatty fish that are high in Omega-3s such as salmon, tuna and trout
Pack your diet full of greens
Get 7+ hours of beauty sleep every night
Apply sunscreen daily - UV rays from the sun breakdown the elastin in the dermis of your skin, thus fastening the aging process
No smoking - aside from the known negative impacts to your health it accelerates the elastosis process!
Mix up your skincare routine
Using high quality natural skincare products can also help to combat the ageing process. Some of the key ingredients to look for in your skincare products are:
Sea buckthorn oil helps to heal damaged skin and enhances skin elasticity
Hyaluronic Acid is a powerful moisture binding ingredient that protects skin from free radical damage and contains antioxidant properties that all promote plump, hydrated and youthful skin
Natural collagen boosters are ingredients that stimulate the collagen production process. These skin-loving ingredients that are commonly found in natural skincare products include Vitamin C and Olive Leaf Extract. We covered other ways to boost collagen levels over here.
All these ingredients have anti-ageing properties that work to restore moisture and promote a plump and dewy complexion.
Use a good serum
If you’re serious about increasing your skin’s elasticity, a product we recommend adding to your daily skincare routine is our Rejuvenating HY C Serum. Our serum is 100% natural and certified organic and is formulated with safe and natural key actives as well as hyaluronic acid, vitamin C & E, celery extract, sea buckthorn oil and olive lead extract. Our powerhouse serum encourages cell renewal, increases collagen production, enhances skin elasticity, hydrates and fights free damage all while reducing pigmentation and evening out skin tone!