However, our skin naturally loses it's bounce and elasticity due to aging — some due to reduction of collagen and elastin even at a young age. While others accelerates skin aging due to smoking, intense sun exposure, and bad habits making their skin lose the ability to bounce back and stretch.
It's best to quit smoking and making lifestyle changes to put the bounce back. Here are simple ways to boost out skin's bounce without the need to go under the knife.
1. Load up with food rich in collagen
There's a huge number of benefits why we need to load up our body with enough collagen it needs on a daily basis. It's healthier and safer in the long run anyway, not unless your physician and your nutritionist allowed you to take collagen supplements.
Collagen is a major component of your skin. It plays a huge role in maintaining your skin's bounce and elasticity, along with enough hydration inside and out.
When our body produce less collagen and hydration, it results to a dry and dehydrated skin which leads to the formation of wrinkles. This is why collagen is important for skin. So, make sure to get the necessary amount of collagen on a daily basis.
Aside from supplements, you can boost your collagen production through nutrition. Here are few of the food rich in collagen:
- Fish and shellfish
- Egg whites
- Citrus fruits
- Leafy greens
- Bone broth
2. Moisturize and hydrate your skin within
When your skin lacks enough hydration within and moisture outside, it wouldn't be able to repair itself from the damages brought by free radicals and other external factors.
Hydration should start from the inside first. This is why drinking enough water can help hydrate and plump your skin.
Next, make sure to use a good cleanser and a moisturizer that promotes radiant, and hydrated skin.
3. Make sure to exfoliate
Skin exfoliation doesn't need to be done on a daily basis. This is probably the reason why we keep on forgetting to exfoliate, which I can relate. However, skin experts suggest to at least exfoliate once a week.
Exfoliating helps remove the dead skin cells buildup. It also removes away the deep seated dirt in your pores.
These layer of that dead skin cell will prevent your skincare product from getting deep into your skin. As you exfoliate, it promotes skin renewal process, make your skin looks more dewy, and renew your skin bounce.
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