As we age, skin can lose some of the natural collagen and elasticity that helps to keep skin looking youthful and plump. As elasticity lessens, skin can take on the appearance of sagging, wrinkles, fine lines, laughter lines, and crepey skin that typically appears on the body.
While the aging process, free radicals, the environment, genetics, stress, as well as daily habits such as the foods you eat, what you drink, and how you take care of yourself can all play a role in how your skin ages, there are also plant-based ingredients, products, and skincare routines that can help to diminish the look of aging.
Skin Tightening Massage
Massaging skin can greatly help to lessen the look of aging. Massaging the face in an upward motion while cleansing helps to give skin a more lifted, youthful appearance. The same applies to applying products. Eye creams work best when gently patted into the skin in an upward motion circling around the eyes. The same applies to serums and moisturizers which help the skin to look more youthful when applied in an upward motion. Massaging the skin on the body can also help with the look of crepey skin. Getting monthly massages or massaging your body lotions and creams into the skin can help with crepey wrinkles in the legs and thighs.
Believe it or not, certain foods are ideal for skin-firming and aging. Avocado and apricot have been said to have anti-aging properties and can be found in many skincare products for anti-aging. Drinking plenty of water can help with keeping the skin looking youthful, firm, and well-hydrated. Alcohol has been said to dry skin out. When skin is dehydrated, it tends to look less youthful. Avoiding alcohol as much as possible as well as drinking water while consuming alcohol can help with skin not over-drying.
The ingredients found in skincare products can be highly effective when it comes to keeping the skin looking youthful and plump.
Resveratrol, found in the skin of grapes, blueberries, peanuts, raspberries, and more, is formulated in many firming skincare products to help to protect the skin’s surface from environmental stressors while helping to brighten dull-looking skin.
Another efficacious ingredient found in many skin-firming skincare products is DMAE or Dimethyl MEA. DMAE is found naturally in the body and is also found in fatty fish including salmon and sardines. DMAE is often used to help hydrate the skin as well as can help to diminish the appearance of aging.
Copper peptides are also a highly sought-after ingredient in firming skincare products. Copper peptides occur naturally as amino acids. Peptides support collagen and elastin health, helping to minimize the appearance of aging including fine lines and wrinkles.
Plant stem cells are another effective firming ingredient. Plant stem cells can help to smooth the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines while helping to fight against free radicals.
Daily exercise targeting trouble areas, practicing a good diet and nutrition plan, daily self-massage paired with monthly professional massages, and the right product ingredients can all help to maintain a more youthful appearance. Be sure to practice these tips daily to help you to achieve firmer, more youthful-looking skin.