With passage of time, people complain about losing their skin firmness and getting wrinkles on their face. Aging is a process no one likes, but we all have to go through it. But, what if you could slow it down and keep your pretty skin a little longer?
This article will discuss 8 easy ways to keep your skin firm and slow down your aging. Even you can keep your good looks longer with a little more care and following good approach to deal with your skin.
Table of content
- Skin aging introduction
- Risk of skin aging
- Loss of elasticity
- Tips for Restoring Elasticity
- Food items for Firm skin
- Skin Care Routine
- Instant remedy
- Advance steps
- Best skin tightening procedure
- Bottom line
Increasing Age: a challenge for skin
Females are very concerned about their skin health and beauty. Once it was considered that fairer skin tone means a lot. But now these concepts are changed. Fair skin tone cannot make you glamorous and attractive until it is healthy, shiny, tight and free of acne and wrinkles.
Females face more problems and troubles in maintaining their skin glow and look when they step in their early 30’s. Skin starts to demand more care and time as well as proper nourishment and health care routine.
What is skin aging?
It is a gradual process that is accelerated with time and is associated with:
- Skin wrinkling
- Loss of elasticity
- Rough appearance
It is a natural process that cannot be stopped but can be slowed down to minimize its effects on the skin.
The risk associated with skin aging
Skin Aging brings undesirable effects with it like dryness, skin lesions, older look but the most troubling condition is the loss of elasticity.
Loss of skin elasticity is the root cause of the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. It makes the skin of face and neck fragile that upset the facial look of females.
Tips for making your skin tight, long-lasting and beautiful
Here are some easy steps and guidelines that can easily be followed in daily life to retain the elasticity of skin with age.
Use of Antioxidants
Antioxidants are those agents that capture oxygen radicals and don’t let them cause harm to your skin. Vitamin B, Vitamin C, and E works as a potent antioxidant and helps in the prevention of wrinkles thereby give healthy skin.
Keep your skin hydrated
Water is the most abundant solvent needed by all cells of the body. Dehydration cause the cell of skin to shrink results in dryness and rough appearance. It is very important to keep the skin hydrated by drinking at least 9 to 12 glass of water daily. It helps to make skin aging effect less prominent and noticeable.
Moisturize your skin
Sometimes hydration isn’t enough. If you are living in a country where humidity is very low and the weather is so hot and dry then you need a moisturizer too to prevent your skin from drying. Moisturized skin gives a youthful look. Best moisturizers have the ingredient likes:
These ingredients keep the skin soft. Make a barrier on the skin that stops the loss of water from the skin and makes skin smooth and winkles free.
Skin massage improves blood circulation towards the skin. It restores the elasticity of the skin and makes it firm and elastic. You are suggested to make a habit of doing facial massage at least once in a week Instead of using expensive skincare products, you can use natural ingredients for facial massage such as:
- Almond oil
- Coconut Oil
- Vitamin C
Change sleep posture
Your sleeping posture also affects the formation of wrinkles. According to the study done in 2016, it is revealed that sleeping on the side or stomach can initiate the compression forces that can accelerate the formation of wrinkles so in order to prevent it try to sleep straight on your back.
Eat healthy, stay healthy
Your daily diet reflects on skin. Whatever you eat marks the overall health of your body. Here is a list of some food items that will enhance the body health and prevent the skin aging process, thereby give a natural glow and long-lasting beauty:
- Sesame seeds
- Sweet potato
- Cooked tomato
- Lemon juice
- Dark chocolate
- Green tea
15 minutes of skincare routine
Your skin demands care on daily bases. Make a habit of giving your skin 15 minutes daily before going to bed by following this simple skincare routine:
- Remove makeup (if applied previously).
- Apply a cleansing cream and massage for 3 to 5 minutes (you can use raw milk too).
- After doing a deep cleansing, remove it by the help of cotton balls.
- Apply a skin scrub and massage it. It will clean your skin’s pores and remove dead skin.
- Rinse your face with cold water to close all pores.
- Apply moisturizer on the face, neck, hands, and feet.
Simple home remedy
It will work as a magic to give your skin a tight and firm appearance.
Ingredients you require are:
- Egg white
- Dry milk powder (half tablespoon)
- Vitamin C capsule
- Lemon juice (1 tablespoon)
Take a bowl and mix all ingredients. Note that it should not be too viscous or too thin otherwise it will be difficult to apply on the skin. Apply it gently on the skin of the face and neck with cotton. Let it dry then rinse it with cold water.
Advancements in skin treatments
It is an era of technology that also influences skincare and health care system. This advanced technology improves your skin in a better way, consuming less time, more perfect. On the other hand very expensive, having side effects and difficult to maintain throughout life. You can keep your skin firm by using these technologies such as:
It is an injectable medication. Its effects last for 3 to 4 months. It makes it less wrinkled and smooth. It works with filler by freezing muscle and prevent wrinkling to be worst. Then fillers are used to fill the skin. Botox works best when used against early signs of aging.
Also known as dermal fillers. These are the injections used to fill deeper facial lines. It works by stretching the skin slightly thereby filling in the sagging skin that previously loses its elasticity.
It is done to the life your face features such as eye lift or brow life.
It is a nonsurgical process. It is accomplished by heating skin superficially to trigger collagen production for restoring skin elasticity. Its a type of laser treatment and feels like hot skin massage.
It is important to note that these all procedures are prone to skin damage too. Therefore, you must consult with dermatologist or surgeon to know its options, risks and benefits.
The best procedure for skin tightening
Laser resurfacing is reported to be the best and effective method of skin tightening. It is again a laser technique to treat wrinkled skin and skin with acne scars. Irregular skin is removed gently.
This technique is also known as a laser peel, laser abrasion or laser vaporization.
Before you Leave!
Healthy and elastic skin boosts your confidence and personality. So take care of your skin by adopting some simple guidelines and enjoy the long-lasting glow and beauty.
A student of Pharm D from University of Karachi. She has keen interest in all the attributes towards pharmacy especially community pharmacy and hospital pharmacy with an objective to make medications sound and safe. She loves to provide information about Pharmaceutical Analysis and Pharmacology in a best way so people with no medical background can understand.