How to act to maintain the elasticity of the skin?
Skin elasticity depends on the quantity and quality of collagen and elastin fibers present in the dermis.
It also depends on other factors, such as hydration of the skin. So how to keep skin elasticity ?
What beauty routine should you adopt? Which cosmetics to choose? We tell you everything!
What is skin elasticity?
Elasticity is the ability of the skin to return to its original shape when pinched or stretched. Our skin is naturally stretchy thanks to elastin, a protein which alone represents 90% of the elastic fibers in the dermis.
The production of elastin begins in the middle of pregnancy: it is maximum in the newborn, then stops at puberty. It is therefore around adolescence that the quantity elastin in the body begins to gradually decrease. THE mature skin contain five times less elastin than young skin.
But elastin is not the only one protein to guarantee skin elasticity. This is also the case for collagen, a protein that gives a plump, plumped appearance to the skin.
With age, the weakening of collagen structures and the loss of elastin cause a sagging skin of the face, as well as changes in skin texture. She becomes more soft, and it is dragged downward by the effect of gravity.
Why does the skin lose its elasticity?Loss of elasticity is a natural process of aging. As we age, the production of collagen and elastin in the skin decreases, leading to weakening of the supporting tissues. But other factors can accelerate this loss of elasticity, such as:
- Excessive and repeated exposure to the sun: lUV rays damage collagen and elastin fibers. They lead to their degradation and a reduction in the production of new fibers;
- Lifestyle: the consumption of tobacco is one of the main factors of premature aging of the skin. Smoking impairs blood circulation and reduces the supply of oxygen and nutrients to the skin. Also note that an unbalanced diet, excessive consumption alcohol or even a lack of physical activity can also impact skin elasticity ;
- THE hormones : Hormonal fluctuations impact skin elasticity. During menopause, decreasing estrogen levels can lead to reduced production of collagen, which can affect the firmness and elasticity of the skin;
- Environmental factors: the atmospheric pollution, aggressive chemicals, cold, excessive dryness of the air can damage the skin barrier. The skin then loses hydration and elasticity
How to preserve the elasticity of facial skin?
Choosing the right ingredients for your cosmetics
For preserve the elasticity of skin tissues, favor creams, lotions or serums which contain ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, retinol, the peptides, the vitamin C or antioxidants. These ingredients stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, hydrate the skin and strengthen its firmness.
Remove makeup every day
Every day you must take the time to rid your skin of makeup, to let it breathe perfectly at night. Indeed, when you sleep, the cell renewal gets ready. Your skin must be free of foundation, eyeshadow, lipstick or mascara. Opt for one facial cleansing lotion which cleanses, hydrates and soothes your skin. THE moisturizing active ingredients like ivy extract, or toners like green tea will help you preserve the appearance smooth of your skin.
Cleanse your face morning and evening
At night, skin cells renew themselves. In the morning, you must therefore cleanse your face of dead skin, by washing it with a purifying gel and invigorating, which has an effect gentle peeling.
The gel purifiant Grangettes Switzerland gently exfoliates and cleans the pores of the skin thanks to its descaling action. Its moisturizing action improves skin elasticity and prepares the skin for all types of facial treatments.
Apply a special eye contour treatment
The skin around the eyes is thinner, more prone to aggression and vulnerable to UV rays : it is therefore sensitive to photo-induced aging. This is partly why wrinkles often appear first around the eyes.
But that's not all: at the level of this zone, the skin has few sebaceous glands, unlike the rest of the skin. There face cream that you use daily is not enough to nourish and hydrate this sensitive area, which requires specific care. THE eye contour gel is a major ally here: it hydrates the skin, smoothes it and prevents the appearance of crow's feet, of the dark circles, of the pockets as well as rides around the eyes. This type of treatment has a more fluid texture than creams, which allows you not to overload, irritate or damage this area.
The eye contour gel Grangettes Switzerland has a tightening effect which acts simultaneously on wrinkles, bags and dark circles, to fight against tired skin. The combined action ofhyaluronic acid and vitamin b3 (niacinamide) also reduces the effects of sagging skin.
Focus on hyaluronic acid
hyaluronic acid is a anti-aging active formidable, which helps stimulate skin metabolism from the first signs of aging, by promoting the production of collagen. Its powerful moisturizing powers act on the dermis in depth for smoother and plumper skin!
This ingredient minimizes the appearance of rides already installed by filling the inter-cellular spaces and prevents the appearance of new wrinkles and fine lines. Its anti-oxidant action gives you luminous and radiant complexion. Its properties hygroscopic help maintain body hydration by retaining water in skin tissues.
Take time for yourself every week
Every week, take the time to pamper your face with a routine exfoliation And masque. Exfoliation of the skin allows you to refine your skin texture, and the application of a plumping mask will help you enjoy a smooth skin and brilliant.