As we get older, our skin doesn’t “bounce” back like it used to. This “bounce” is better referred to as skin elasticity. Skin elasticity is the skin’s natural ability to stretch and then return to its normal shape after the stretching. But along with other annoying signs of aging, reduced skin elasticity seems to sneak its way into our lives as we get older.
So, what can we do? The doctors at the Santa Monica Laser and Skin Care Center have broken down four easy steps to increase your skin’s ability to bounce back!
Step 1 for Restoring Skin Elasticity: Always Wear Sun Protection
We lose skin elasticity on spots of our body that get the most sun exposure; Usually the hands, neck, chest, and face. When you don’t wear sunscreen, you’re putting your skin at risk. The sun ages our skin and causes it to lose elasticity, so always be sure to wear at least SPF 30. Even if you think you’re not in the sun a lot, sun exposure adds up over the years. Try using a moisturizer with SPF built in.
Step 2 for Restoring Skin Elasticity: Get a Facial
If you’re looking to restore skin elasticity on your face, facials are an incredible solution! Facials can help increase levels of elastin and collagen, which will result in firmer skin. A facial we suggest to restore skin elasticity is the Amerian-tronic Facial.
It begins with a light microdermabrasion is used to rid the skin of dead cells. Glycolic acid is quickly applied and then removed, unveiling new fresh skin. Microcurrent is used to stimulate muscle fibers with low electrical impulses that restore proper tone to the facial muscles. Then, ultrasound waves are used to boost elastin and collagen. A moisturizing and rejuvenating mask is then applied. Last, an oxygen cocktail with 87 vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and enzymes are misted onto the skin resulting in an immediate glow.
Step 3 for Restoring Skin Elasticity: Exercise Often
We know this might not be the answer you were looking for, but exercising truly does amazing things for our skin, including improving skin elasticity. Exercise helps improve the overall appearance of our skin and can even reverse signs of aging. Studies have shown woman over 40 who regularly exercise had healthier outer layers of skin and thicker dermis layers.
Researchers even described some women’s skin as being closer to a 20 or 30-year-olds, even participants who were over 60. It’s proven that exercise improves blood circulation to our skin, allowing the proper nutrients to flow to our skin, which can be used to boost elastin and collagen.
Step 4 for Restoring Skin Elasticity: Have a Proper Skin Care Routine
Having a good skin care routine is crucial for maintaining healthier, younger-looking skin. You should cleanse and moisturize your face twice a day: every morning and every night. Invest in a good eye cream, no matter what age you are. The earlier you start applying eye cream, the better. Also, see your dermatologist regularly so they can create a customized skin care routine designed around your skin’s needs.
Are you ready to give the oxygen facial a shot? The Santa Monica Laser and Skin Care Center is here to answer any questions you may have during your free beauty consultation. Are you ready to give the oxygen facial a shot? Let’s get started – call us at (310) 906-4048 or BOOK ONLINE.
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