Although getting older has its benefits (we become wiser, more self-assured and generally more comfortable in our own skin), there are definitely some elements we aren’t too thrilled with.
Namely the loss of that youthful façade. And while there is certainly nothing wrong with embracing ageing skin, there are things you can be doing and ingredients to look out for in your beauty routine that can ensure your skin is as plump, healthy, and youthful looking as possible.
Here are three different ways you can improve and maintain skin elasticity, plumpness and firmness.
Collagen is what keeps our skin looking young, healthy and plump. Did you know that we’re actually born with an abundant supply that keeps us looking so fresh-faced? And that as we get older collagen production reduces drastically? Yep, that’s one of the main reasons our skin loses firmness and elasticity, and is more prone to wrinkles and fine lines as we get older.
Luckily we can look to both external and internal collagen solutions to help plump up skin. On the external front, you can use collagen boosting face creams, and then on the internal front you can look to improve your collagen from the inside in two different ways.
Eating foods that are high in essential fatty acids (such as fish, flaxseed and safflower oils, poultry and grains) can help boost your skin health, and ditching things like sugar and alcohol can also help the cause. Another option is looking to incorporate ingestible beauty products into your daily routine to assist in the improvement of collagen, as ingesting collagen can help maximise the absorption of the wrinkle-fighting and plumping ingredient.
Nature’s Way Beauty Collagen Booster Tablets serve as a supplementary product that has been formulated with 2,500mg of Verisol collagen to help boost collagen levels in the dermis and elastin production, which can then assist in diminishing the appearance of fine lines* and wrinkles*. It also works to improve skin firmness and elasticity, so overall it’s helping your skin look plumper and healthier.
Retinol, a type of vitamin A, is one of the most popular ingredients when it comes to anti-ageing. Not only can it help boost collagen production (see above for how important that is), but the wonder ingredient also protects skin from free radical damage, helps improve skin cell turnover, evens out skin tone, and can even help fight acne. Using it in your skin care products (carefully, we might add!) can help your skin look younger, plumper and more rejuvenated. Try including a retinol serum at night, twice a week, in your regular skin care routine (you can up the regularity once your skin is used to the ingredient).
Hydrated skin is plump and healthy skin, so it’s always important to do your best to ensure you’re keeping it sufficiently moisturised. While there are plenty of ingredients that can help boost skin hydration, one that’s well known for its ability to deliver maximum moisture in a short amount of time is hyaluronic acid. A powerful humectant (moisture binding ingredient), hyaluronic acid is able to keep skin soft, supple and plump. Give yourself a dose of the plumping ingredient with a weekly mask session, using a sheet masked featuring hyaluronic acid.
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Do you have any favourite ingredients for plumper skin? Please share with us in the comments section below.
*with key antioxidants to help fight the free radical damage associated with the signs of ageing.
The Beauty Collagen Range includes products with Verisol® Collagen, and *Beauty COLLAGEN BOOSTER (therapeutic good) with key antioxidants to help fight free radical damage to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Use only as directed. Always read the label. Supplements can only be of benefit if dietary intake is insufficient and should not replace a balanced diet.
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Carli is BEAUTYcrew’s Editor and has been since the site launched in 2016. She is currently on a quest to find the perfect medium-coverage foundation for combination skin, is trying to narrow down her mascara collection to just three, and is embracing the power of AHAs. You can find her words right here on BEAUTYcrew, and previously on beautyheaven.