Not all skin rejuvenation procedures require you to go under the knife. There are plenty of simple things you can do in your daily life to obtain firmer skin, naturally. Whether you want to age gracefully or reduce damage from bad habits, consider these tips:
Our skin stops producing elastin when we hit puberty. That is why kids always seem to have the best-looking skin. When you push down on someone’s skin with lots of elastin in it, the skin will plump back up immediately. More elastin means fewer wrinkles and firmer skin. You can restimulate the process by using a serum with retinoids. Products with retinoic acid can increase elastin synthesis.
Skin is made primarily of collagen, which is the connective tissue present in it. Our bodies are less efficient at making amino acids, which collagen produces quite a bit of and why we should supplement our diets with it.
Being out in the sun is an excellent way of replenishing your vitamin D levels, but it can also be harmful to your skin. That is why you should always wear sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. The sun can make wrinkles worse, cause dark spots, and degrade the elastin in your skin.
Use the right moisturizer for your skin every day so that it stays dewy and glowy. Dehydration inside and outside your skin’s surface can make it more difficult for your skin to repair itself. That means using a cream to keep your skin protected on the outside and drinking enough water to keep it hydrated from the inside.
Increase Vitamin A Intake
Food with this vitamin in it is rich in retinol, which is essential for maintaining your skin’s health. A diet abundant in vitamin A-rich foods like salmon, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, carrots, almonds, and spinach can renew skin from the inside out.
Excessive sugar intake can break down collagen in your skin making it weaker and more susceptible to wrinkles. It also weakens your immune system, which can make your body less efficient at warding off bacteria that can clog pores. Too much sugar can cause your body to produce more testosterone, which can cause hardened blood vessels, large pores, and increased oil production – all of which worsen the appearance of your skin.
If you are trying to lose weight or keep it down, try to replace any fat with muscle. That way your body will still be filled out in an attractive way, and your skin will look plumper. Muscle does take a lot more time to put on than fat so be patient with yourself and stick to a high protein diet with frequent strength-building exercises.
If you want to see more drastic results than what these natural remedies can offer, visit Waterfront Laser. We have a variety of skin rejuvenation treatment that will have you looking your best in no time. Call us today to book a consultation.