7 Steps To Restore Skin Elasticity

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Published: 20th January 2011
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The skin during the early 20’s and 30’s is usually glowing, soft and silky, supple and rosy. Skin turgor or elasticity, thus, refers to this bounce and pliancy of the skin. However, with growing age, loss of skin elasticity is a major problem. It also occurs due to several factors, sometimes simultaneously.

The causes are medical and health conditions, environmental pollution, too much exposure to the bright and harmful UV rays of the sun, improper diet, excessive smoking and drinking, dehydration and incorrect skin care.
Listed below are 7 easy and time-saving guidelines for bringing back the lost skin elasticity:
1. A balanced diet can answer the problem of loose skin. Fresh vegetables and fruits improve the skin’s texture and evens out the flaws, such as fine lines and wrinkles. It also serves for best possible skincare. One can utilize the food pyramid for perfect guidance.
2. Exercise is always recommended for solving any skin issue, especially skin elasticity. 30 minutes of regular exercise improves blood circulation, which further tightens and tones the skin.
3. The body needs sufficient amount of water to keep itself hydrated. Your activity level, height and weight determine the amount of water intake. It is usually around 6-8oz glasses of water per day. This replenishes the water lost from our bodies through perspiration from exercise.
4. Warm water is advised for showering/bathing. It is good for the skin unlike water of extreme conditions. Hot water can damage the skin since it can burn and dry it. Warm water opens the pores which make cleansers effective by penetrating into the skin deeply.
5. Skincare should also not be neglected. It should be done twice every day – in the morning and in the evening. Products containing natural ingredients hydrate and nourish the skin. Alcohol dries the skin, animal by-products; mineral oil blocks the pores while some irritants in artificial fragrances cause skin rashes and allergies. Hence, such ingredients should be avoided.
6. Skin should be protected from sun exposure. Use of sunscreen of a minimum SPF of 30, sunglasses, protective clothing are advised.
7. Anti-aging treatments can also be resorted to for restoring skin elasticity. These should comprise the following 6:
• Beta hydroxyl or salicylic acid re-instates normal skin cell replacement cycle. It can be found in select plants, wintergreen leaves and sweet birch.
• Peptides or organic amino acids help in building the protein structure within the body.
• Alpha-hydroxy or glycolic acid exfoliates dead skin cells. It is generally prepared from sugar cane and unripe grapes.
• Sodium hyaluronic acid helps in appropriate skin hydration by allowing the skin to trap in the water from the moisturizer. It also plumps the skin.
• Retinol aids collagen production which reduces the visible signs of aging.
• Antioxidants, in the form of vitamins, minerals and enzymes, guard the skin from free radical damage.

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