The Science Behind Skin Elasticity

What Is Skin Elasticity?

Your skin’s elasticity is what gives it the ability to literally bounce back. Many people do not even realize the power of skin elasticity until they begin to lose it. 

Your skin is always regenerating new cells. When you exfoliate your skin you are helping remove dead skin cells to make way for fresh new ones.

The turnover of cells is what helps keep your skin tight, soft, and supple.

Elastin, the protein that lives on the dermal layer of your skin, is the reason why your skin is able to bounce back the way that it does when you are young. The depletion of this protein is why signs of aging begin to show. 

What is Collagen?

Perhaps you have heard of collagen. It is quite popular among skincare brands and can be used as a supplement as well.

Similar to elastin, collagen is a protein that exists in the body to help with skin elasticity.

But unlike elastin, collagen has a few more responsibilities. For example, there are multiple types of collagen that help an array of everything from your joints, and your eyes, to your muscles, your bones, and your teeth. 

At What Age Do You Stop Developing Collagen?

As you age, your body stops developing collagen naturally. This process begins for many in their late 20s and early 30s. Outside factors can increase the signs of aging, but you likely will not see the results of this decline until later in adulthood.

What Causes The Loss of Collagen?

A loss of collagen happens for everyone at some point. That said, not taking care of your body will accelerate the appearance of aging. For example, excessive smoking, sun exposure, excessive sugar, and alcohol consumption can all speed up your body’s natural aging process.

Can Elasticity Be Restored?

The short answer, yes. You can take collagen supplements and use creams that will help regenerate the production of collagen.

That said, it will not restore the body’s collagen production long term. The body will only produce the collagen is if you stimulate collagen production with an outside product.

When searching for a good cream for mature skin, make sure that collagen is included as an active ingredient, and that the company uses all-natural methods to create its products. 

Other Ways to Handle A Lack of Elasticity

While you experiment with supplements, finding a concealer that is right for you is essential.

The Fièra Cosmetics Luxury Concealer is specifically made to help mature skin succeed.

Unlike most concealers, the Luxury Concealer does not seep into fine lines and wrinkles and has active ingredients that will protect your skin while also giving you a flawless finished look. Use it for blemish control, dark under-eye circles, or to even out your fine lines and wrinkles and you will be blown away by the coverage! 

To learn more about mature skincare, visit the Fièra Cosmetics blog today.

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