Skin loses elasticity naturally over time, but can you restore it?
One of the most obvious signs of aging is a loss of “elasticity” in your skin. When you’re young, you can pinch of a selection of skin on your face or body and watch it quickly snap back into place. But over time, you’ll experience elastosis—the effect that makes your skin look saggy, crinkled, and leathery. That’s because as we age, our body starts producing less elastin, which is necessary to rebuild and regenerate skin.
There are several things that can accelerate the aging and loss of elasticity of your skin, such as UV radiation from the sun, pollutants, and environmental toxins. You can slow the aging process by better protecting your skin.
But if you’ve already lost elasticity, is there a way to get it back?
How to Restore Skin Elasticity
There are a handful of methods that can help you restore your skin’s natural elasticity, at least partially:
- Exercise. First, spend more time exercising. Research shows that among people aged 40 and older, daily exercise tend to have healthier skin, thicker dermis (outer) layers of skin, and more youthful-looking skin.
- Stay hydrated. Skin elasticity is affected by your level of hydration. If you get plenty of water, your skin will naturally feel more elastic and look healthier.
- Apply a night cream. It’s also wise to apply a night cream on a regular, preferably nightly basis. Try using a night cream with lavender oil, Chinese peony flower, and vitamins E, C, and B-complex vitamins.
- Use tea bags. Green tea extracts, ginkgo biloba, and other compounds related to tea are shown to improve skin thickness and cell rejuvenation. You can either apply a green tea extract topically to your face, or make tea and use the leftover bags to rest on problematic areas—like your eyes.
If you’re interested in a night cream to help restore your skin’s natural elasticity, try our signature Night Cream with Lavender. It’s completely paraben free and cruelty free, and is designed for nightly use around your face and neck.