5 Techniques to Help You Achieve Firmer Skin
Your skin changes with age: that’s natural, healthy and normal — but what if you don’t like what you see when you look in the mirror as much as you used to?
That can make life difficult, especially if you feel there’s no obvious solution to your problem. One of the most common frustrations caused by aging skin is the loss of elasticity: you can blame this on the breakdown of your body’s ability to produce collagen and elastin, leading to sagging, looser skin.
Still, you don’t have to just accept this!
There are various steps you can take to improve elasticity and achieve firmer skin, including these five …
#1. Protect your Skin from the Sun’s Harmful Rays
We all know UV radiation is dangerous in large doses, but did you know too much exposure to the sun can actually contribute to sagging skin?
It’s true — long stretches in direct sunlight lead to a reduction in collagen and elastin. And you can expect more sun spots and wrinkles too, which will only add to your aging looks.
Apply sun block every day and seek cover when the sun’s particularly brutal. You don’t have to become a hermit: just be aware of the risks.
#2. Never Smoke (and Quit if you Already Do)
Smoking does plenty of horrific things to your body, including killing elastin and collagen. It actually reduces estrogen levels too, which is just as harmful to your skin’s elasticity.
So, if you want firmer skin, make sure you never take up smoking or quit as soon as possible if you’re already hooked on this nasty habit.
#3. Watch your Refined Sugar Intake
Adding too much refined sugar to your diet makes your skin lose its firmness over time, as it forms molecules known to affect production of collagen and elastin.
Swap those delicious snacks filled with refined sugar for the sweet, natural joys of strawberries, raspberries or blueberries. Your skin will thank you for it.
#4. Stay Hydrated
Dehydrated skin is dry, flaky and more prone to developing wrinkles.
Drink lots of water to stay hydrated, and your skin will be firmer. It’ll just look and feel better overall too.
Aim to drink a minimum of eight glasses of water each day, to flush toxins from your skin and help it stay firm.
#5. Get Fit, Stay Fit
Exercise plays a big part in keeping your skin firm, by boosting circulation and tightening your flesh. You’ll look healthier and feel more rejuvenated altogether, which can help you feel just as good on the inside as you look on the outside.
You can try facial exercises to combat sagging skintoo!
These five techniques will contribute to firmer skin, but what else can you do?
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