Firming your Skin

Submitted by Patrick Hatfield on Fri, 01/01/2021 - 11:43 am

There are so many ways to keep the signs of aging to a minimum in our life.  One of those ways to keep our skin looking firmer and younger.  As we age, the skin we have been in all of our life tends to lose its elasticity.  Our body also starts to produce less and less elastin and collagen, which is what gives our skin a plump appearance and helps to disguise fine lines and wrinkles.

Exercise

Taking part in exercise is always a great idea for your overall health.  However, endurance exercise can improve tissue metabolism and stimulate hormones that will keep your skin looking and feeling more firm.  Why not exercise your skin to make it firmer?

Firming Products

There are a variety of firming gels, creams, patches and many other options to get your skin to a better position in life.  You want to look for certain products, like retinoids, that boost collagen production.  Most firming products are not deep enough to truly lift sagging skin, but they can diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  You must consistently use these products to keep your skin looking its best.

Supplements

Collagen hydrolysate is an oral supplement that increases hyaluronic acid levels in the body, which increases skin’s moisture barrier.  It also boosts collagen production, which helps firm skin.  It also promotes wound healing.

Antioxidants

Vitamins are always a great way to get a healthier body.  Vitamins A, C, D, E, and coenzyme Q10 are great options to prevent or reduce skin conditions.

Massage

Now this is a great way to stimulate blood flow and get your connective tissues moving and producing collagen and elastin to firm your skin.  It is also helpful in the increase of mitochondria production, which has a crucial role in cellular metabolism and skin aging.

Nonsurgical Procedures

There are often dermatologists that can perform nonsurgical procedures to help with loose skin.  Ultrasound is one way to get to the deepest layers of the skin.   Most people will feel skin tightening within the first 2 to 6 months after their first treatment.  The effects of the treatment can often last up to a year.  Laser treatments are another option for skin firming as well.  Most people need three to five treatments to see results.  Laser treatment is highly effective for loose skin on the belly and upper arms.  And another treatment is radiofrequency.  The radiofrequency waves will heat the tissue underneath the skin and results will take full effect about 6 months after the first treatment and results can last up to 3 years.

Prevention

We can always try and prevent skin from aging and becoming loose.  Losing weight at a healthy pace and practicing sun safety is a great way to protect your skin from the signs of aging.  Stay hydrated and quit smoking to keep your skin as supple as possible.  Take care of your skin and it will serve you well over the years and protect your body as it was designed to do.