As we age, the collagen and elastin present within our skin start to decline due to hormonal changes. Collagen and elastin are the proteins which give skin its structure and ability to stretch. This loss of elasticity is also accelerated by decreased production of natural oils. Sun exposure, smoking, pollution, lack of sleep, and a poor diet can all cause a loss of elasticity. As we age, we also lose structure from underlying fat, muscle and bone.
Collagen production starts to decline around 25 years of age. Men and women lose collagen at roughly the same rate initially but then women lose it faster after menopause. Genetics and lifestyle can also affect the rate at which our skin loses its bounce
Skincare products and Millefiori treatments are proven ways to get instant noticeable results at improving one’s skin elasticity.
There are many products Millefiori carries with proven ingredients that can help prevent diminishing skin elasticity. Call Millefiori today to schedule a consultation with one of our skincare experts to customize a skincare regimen perfect for your concerns and goals.
Some key ingredients/ products to look for:
– SPF sun protection
The biggest aggressor to the skin is exposure to UV rays.
When your skin lacks moisture, it isn’t able to repair itself.
By using Antioxidants your skin will be able to build up its defense against damaging free radicals. Vitamin C’s made by skinceuticals are easily absorbed by the skin, neutralize free radicals, and improve skin elasticity and texture.
– Hyaluronic acid
Hyaluronic acid is already naturally produced by your body and can hold on to 1000 times its weight in moisture. Serums such as SkinCeuticals HA Intensifier help amplify hyaluronic acid levels in skin to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and skin texture.
– Retinol & retinoids
Retinol – a form of vitamin A – has been shown in numerous studies to be particularly effective in boosting collagen and reversing the signs of aging. Using both topical retinol and vitamin C has been found to be particularly effective.
AHAs promote cell renewal, stimulating collagen and elastin production to improve skin elasticity, minimize wrinkles and imperfections, and deep cleansing pores.
Used topically, B5 acts like a moisturizer, reducing water loss, maintaining elasticity.
If you’d like to find out more about what skincare products are right for you, please don’t hesitate to book a consultation with us at Millefiori.
Before you have a treatment at Millefiori, schedule a consultation to meet with one of our skin care experts to discuss your skin concerns – loss of elasticity, for example – and which treatments and skincare will be the most effective for you. Your expert will monitor how your skin progresses over time and will give advice as to how your routine can be tweaked as necessary.
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