Ok, ok, ok! Have you been hit with millions of ads promising enhanced skin elasticity, potentially with a highly retouched video of a woman touching her face as water splashes in the background, only to think “What exactly are they referring to?”?? Well I know I saw my fair share of these growing up! I didn’t think about it all too much in my 20s, but now as I’m getting through my 30’s I am definitely starting to think about this whole “elasticity” thing a whole bunch more!!
I’m more of an “inside out” kinda gal, so I want to nourish my skin from within first, not just because I like to look after my health, but also because I have highly sensitive skin, so I can’t really use a huge amount of topical skin care products. I follow more of a “less is more” approach. So if you are anything similar to me, allow me to break down the simple hacks to boost your skin’s elasticity from within.
Skin elasticity refers to the skin's ability to stretch and return to its original shape and firmness. When magazines and advertisements discuss skin elasticity, they are usually referring to the youthful quality of skin that can bounce back and maintain its suppleness. As we age, our skin naturally loses some of its elasticity due to factors like a decrease in collagen production and exposure to environmental stressors. The products and treatments advertised often claim to improve or restore skin elasticity, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and sagging, and promoting a more youthful, revitalized appearance. However, it's essential to approach such claims with a critical eye and consider that these are referring to topical products that are working from the external, so cannot truly improve the skin’s elasticity from the deeper layers of the dermis
Now diet plays a HUGE role in your skin’s elasticity. The foods you consume can impact the health and appearance of your skin in various ways:
1. Collagen Production: Collagen is a protein that helps maintain skin elasticity. Consuming foods rich in collagen-building nutrients like vitamin C and collagen can support collagen production and maintain skin firmness. Now if you don’t feel like eating a whole bunch of organ meat, sardines or bone broth, then my Anti-Aging Complex is a tasty, refreshing & uber convenient option as it contains both of these compounds in an easily absorbed format.
2. Hydration: Staying well-hydrated is essential for skin health. Drinking enough water helps keep the skin hydrated, improving its elasticity and preventing dryness and wrinkles. Hyaluronic Acid can also assist in keeping the skin hydrated, and to really make the most of HA, you can actually supplement with it. My Anti-Aging Complex delivers 100mg per serve, whilst also assisting to increase your daily water intake.
3. Antioxidants: Antioxidant-rich foods such as berries, leafy greens, and nuts can protect the skin from oxidative stress caused by free radicals, which can lead to premature aging and reduced elasticity. Now I’m here to tell you yet again how fab my Anti-Aging Comlex is! It contains Grape seed extract, which is known as a powerful antioxidant. Grape seeds contain mainly phenols such as proanthocyanidins (oligomeric proanthocyanidins).
4. Avoiding Excessive Sugar: A diet high in sugar can lead to inflammation and the breakdown of collagen and elastin, negatively affecting skin elasticity. Thankfully, my Complex is totally sugar-free! This means you get a refreshing sweet hit, without the skin affecting, high-calorie hit of a soda or other sweet drink.
6. Protein Intake: Adequate protein intake is crucial for skin repair and regeneration. Protein helps maintain the skin's structure and elasticity. Did you know that collagen is actually a source of protein? Well if you didn’t, you do now. The Complex delivers not only a sweet hit but a protein hit too!
7. Digestion and gut health: This impacts skin elasticity by facilitating nutrient absorption (including collagen-building nutrients), reducing inflammation, maintaining a balanced gut microbiome, eliminating toxins, and supporting overall skin health through a well-functioning immune system. The Anti-Aging Complex delivers you with an incredible 5 billion CFU of probiotics with every serve! So you can have optimal digestion, less bloating & none of those dairy-related-yougurt-induced breakouts!
In summary, a well-balanced diet rich in nutrients, antioxidants, and hydration can positively influence skin elasticity and overall skin health. It's essential to maintain a healthy and varied diet to support your skin's ability to maintain its youthful appearance, and my Anti-Aging Complex offers a proven, convenient & tasty way of getting all of the nutrients!