10 Ways to Tighten Loose Skin & Improve Skin Elasticity
By Pause Well-Aging | July 1, 2021
Have you ever looked in a mirror only to notice that the skin on your face doesn’t exactly firm up like it used to? When we’re young, skin has a natural ability to stretch and snap back into place, known as skin elasticity. There are several factors that contribute to the loss of skin elasticity, such as age, sun damage, or hormonal shifts during menopause.
There’s no denying that as we age, our skin loses a little bit of bounce with every decade that passes. However, just because aging is inevitable doesn’t mean we can’t help our skin look soft and supple. Luckily, there are ways you can help boost elasticity and help keep your elastin fibers healthy.
Embrace your aging skin, tackle damaging effects of time and be living proof that beauty gets better with age with these helpful ways to improve skin elasticity.
1. Supplements & Vitamins for Skin Tightening
Increasing your vitamin intake is one way to improve skin health. Collagen peptides and antioxidant vitamins, such as vitamins A, C, D, E and zinc, have all been shown to help improve skin health.
2. Try Hyaluronic Acid
Sometimes, our skin needs a little bit of an extra boost. One great way to improve skin’s plumpness is by increasing the amount of moisture in your skin. This can be done by adding more hyaluronic acid to your skin regimen..
Hyaluronic acid works by helping the skin hold on to water so the face doesn’t get dried out and can stay hydrated, providing a healthy luminescence. The Pause Complete Face Serum is a quick and easy way to keep skin moisturized and improve elasticity using hyaluronic acid. Simply apply 2 or 3 pumps directly on clean skin, day and night. You can use it alone or follow with Pause Collagen Boosting Moisturizer for extra hydration and maximum treatment benefits. It also pairs perfectly with the Pause Fascia Stimulating Tool.
3. Chemical Peels
Chemical peels often have a bad reputation, but today chemical peels can be customized to your desired results while minimizing downtime. Your skincare professional will help choose the treatment that is right for you. Chemical peels can have some major benefits if you’re wondering how to improve skin tone, radiance, or even the appearance of pores.
By using a chemical peel, you can:
- Reduce fine lines
- Treat wrinkles and sun damage
- Improve scarring from mild injuries
- Manage persistent acne
- Lessen the appearance age spots, freckles, or dark patches
- Enhance skin’s look and feel
If you are considering a chemical peel, we recommend consulting your dermatologist or skincare professional to find the right treatment for you. If you are looking for a dermatologist, the American Academy of Dermatology is a great place to start.
4. Laser Treatments
If you prefer skin therapy with low daily effort, laser treatments may be right for you. Laser skin tightening treatments are non-invasive and require minimal downtime.
During laser skin tightening treatments, an infrared laser is used to penetrate the skin and target collagen with high heat, causing the collagen to contract. This leads skin to tighten and give you a firmer overall look and feel. Remember that laser skin tightening treatments take time to see results — you may need up to 5 treatments and results may only appear 2-6 months after the last session.
5. Exercise Regularly
Believe it or not, not every remedy for skin elasticity is extremely complicated. Exercising regularly has withstood the test of time when it comes to effective methods to achieve firm skin. By building muscle mass, you can reduce the appearance of saggy skin, especially if that excess skin is from weight loss.
6. Avoid Sun Exposure
Everyone loves a beautiful sunny day, but your skin needs some extra protection during warmer weather. UV rays can be extremely harmful, even in small doses, and could possibly lead to skin cancer.
Be conscious of the time of day you’re outside, the season your area is experiencing and even the amount of cloud coverage overhead. Always wear sunscreen, even on cloudy days, so you can protect your skin from the sun’s damaging UV rays.
7. Keep Skin Hydrated
Dehydration can wreak havoc on the health of your skin. Luckily, you can easily manage hydration by incorporating easy to use moisturizers and gentle cleansers in your daily routine. The Pause hydrating cleanser can help soothe dry skin removing impurities, makeup and excess oil without stripping skin of its natural moisture, leaving a soft, silky feel.
8. Eat Healthy
A trip to your local grocery store can go a long way when you’re looking to tighten loose skin. Be sure to eat a diet full of antioxidant rich foods, like avocados or fatty fish. The qualities in these foods help your overall health by reducing inflammation and hydrating the body.
9. Get a Good Night’s Sleep
Many people experience restlessness at night, causing them to suffer from a lack of sleep. But, did you know this can have a negative effect on your skin? Getting less than the recommended amount of sleep for your age group can increase oxidative stress and reduce skin elasticity. Don’t neglect your sleeping habits, otherwise your skin, among other things, might pay the price!
10. Avoid Smoking
Cigarettes contain harmful toxins that can damage skin by decreasing blood flow and limiting the ability of nutrients and oxygen to reach the skin. This prevents skin rejuvenation and leads to the body’s inability to maintain proper care when it comes to restoring collagen to the skin. If you’re looking to firm your skin, avoid smoking for a surefire solution to prevent sagginess.
The Pause Difference
Pause is dedicated to helping you celebrate beauty on your own terms. If you’re looking to treat skin sagging due to menopause, we have a targeted line of products that make each stage of menopause better. Pause products are full of carefully researched fusion of vitamins, antioxidants and peptides that synergistically help fuel collagen production while improving and diminishing the visible signs of skin aging.