Can You Restore the Elasticity of Your Skin?

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