How to Make Your Skin Tighter

If you have noticed that your skin is sagging and hanging, you have first-hand experience with losing skin elasticity.

Just like a rubber band, elasticity refers to your skin’s ability to stretch and bounce back into place. It is our elasticity that gives us plump, radiant skin. 

As skin loses its elasticity, it starts to sag and wrinkle. In fact, after the age of 20, the body loses 1% of collagen each year, and significantly more post menopause. 

This means that your skin’s elasticity is not as perky and tight as the glory days (lol!). This usually means that you notice your skin appears a bit loose or you notice more jowls because your skin has lost elasticity at the jawline.

The important thing to remember is: You Can Do Something About it!

Here are the Top Ways You Can Improve Your Skin’s Elasticity without harmful chemicals, treatments or surgery.

1. Avoid UV Damage: We all know this, but a reminder that our sun-worshipper days weren’t great for our skin! Be smart about too much time in direct sun.
2. Improve Your Sleep: Your skin repairs itself at night while you are sleeping. If you are not sleeping well, it can contribute to the breakdown of collagen and elastin fibers, which makes your skin sag. Prioritize sleep and your skin will thank you!
3. Consistently wash your face: If you routinely forget to wash your face at night, free radicals and pollution can build up on your face. Even if you simply add in a simple, 3-Step routine, you would be on your way to improving your skin’s elasticity.
4. Increase High Quality Collagen: The National Institute of Health reports, “Collagen supplements improve skin moisture, elasticity, and hydration when orally administered. Additionally, collagen reduces the wrinkling and roughness of the skin, and existing studies have not found any side effects of its oral supplements.”

Personally, I like Orgain Collagen (found at grocery stores and Amazon), but this week I am sampling the Great Lakes brand.

5. Improve Your Diet: Great skincare won’t save you if your diet is funky. Too much sugar, processed food and alcohol will show up on aging skin. And sugar is a pretty bad offender! (Just do a Google image search for 'glycation' if you ever want to cut sugar from your diet. It will be a great motivator!)
Instead, choose nutrient-dense foods, including plenty of antioxidants.

6. Consider a High Quality Vitamin C Serum: Specifically you would be looking at a powerful Vitamin C Serum, which provides loads of antioxidants to your skin, and with Blue Water Beauty, it also includes Hyaluronic Acid, which locks in moisture.

7. Pick a Retinol Alternative: Retinol is a powerful tool for improving your skin’s elasticity, the only trouble is, it can be very harsh on the skin. It can cause redness, dryness and flaking skin. You could also choose a Natural Retinol Alternative like our Miracle Nightly Serum, which is rich in Bakuchiol, which acts like a natural retinol in the body and gets comparable results. Win!

It is incredible how many things that we can to for our aging skin! Why not pick a couple from the list and start today?!

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