Skin Elasticity: What It Is And How To Improve It In 8 Easy Steps

Written by Aaron Guldager — October 12, 2018

Skin Elasticity: What It Is And How To Improve It In 8 Easy Steps

If tight, younger-looking skin is what you want, put “improve skin elasticity” on your to-do list. Skin elasticity is part of what gives your skin that healthy, youthful glow.

But what exactly is skin elasticity, and how can you improve it? Just like a rubber band, skin elasticity is all about how structured your skin is and how well it returns to its place after being stretched or tugged, such as when you wash your face or apply makeup.

(Even if you never knew the technical term, you’re targeting skin elasticity every time you work on eliminating wrinkles through skin tightening or with SiO Beauty patches.)

Elasticity helps contribute to that gorgeous, smooth skin that we all crave. When you start to lose elasticity, pesky lines and wrinkles, like laugh lines and crow’s feet, begin to appear.

side profile of young woman looking in handheld mirror examining her skin elasticity

But why do we lose skin elasticity? As you age, the collagen and elastin in your skin — two crucial anti-aging components that help keep your skin tight and smooth — change, causing you to naturally lose elasticity.

However, it’s not just about aging — there are other factors (like smoking, sun exposure, and improper skin care) that can affect skin elasticity too.

If you have a history of poor skin care habits, you might be wondering if there’s anything you can do to improve skin elasticity now. No worries, the answer is yes!

While losing elasticity is a normal part of blowing out more birthday candles and living life to the fullest, there are plenty of measures you can take to help tighten your skin and keep your face radiantly younger-looking.

How To Improve Skin Elasticity In 8 Easy Steps

Many of the tips below are small lifestyle changes that will help improve not only your skin elasticity but also your overall health!

So show some love to your skin and get ready to hit two birds with one stone.

1) Eat Skin-Healthy Foods

Think about what you put into your body. That’s right, we mean food. Beauty comes from the inside (you already knew that, right?) in more ways than one.

In order to be shiny, bright, and tight, your skin needs healthy foods. It needs oils from walnuts, almonds, olives, and fatty fish like salmon.

Pumpkin, squash, sweet potatoes, berries, and broccoli are also great choices, thanks to beneficial nutrients like beta-carotene (which can help protect you from sun damage) and vitamin C (which is necessary to make collagen).

Sound like a lot of vegetables and fruits? Yep. Basically, steer away from the sugar and salt, and your skin (and your whole body) will thank you for it.

salad with fresh vegetables in green bowl

2) Take Your Vitamins

We mentioned several foods above that are healthy for your whole body. Those specific foods are especially skin-healthy because they contain certain vitamins that are amazing for your skin.

If you think you’re not getting enough of those vitamins through the foods you eat, try getting them through supplements. Chat with your doctor about starting a supplement regimen to enrich your skin with much-needed nutrients.

3. Do Your Exercises

Specific exercises that target your face or neck muscles are super beneficial, but we’re also talking about working out in general.

We told you these tips would improve skin elasticity and be good for your overall health!

According to researchers at McMaster University in Ontario, being active affects your skin for the better. Exercise increases blood flow to your whole body — including your skin — which means more oxygen and nutrients reach your skin cells.

If that’s not enough motivation to get you moving, consider this: your gym time or walk at the park will also help you release stress and sleep more soundly. (Later we’ll tell you why sleeping well is also beneficial for your skin!)

woman smiling and kneeling to tighten her shoelaces before a run

4) Put Down The Cigarettes

You know smoking is bad for your health, but did you know how it damages your skin specifically?

Remember collagen and elastin? They’re two components of your skin that contribute to skin elasticity, and smoking damages them, leading to signs of aging and the loss of skin elasticity.

Smoking also narrows your blood vessels, which means less blood flow to your skin. And that means fewer important nutrients are making it to your skin cells.

Overall, smoking is not something that makes your skin happy.

5) Get Your Beauty Sleep Every Night

woman getting her beauty sleep to improve skin elasticity

You’ve heard how important it is to get good sleep every night, but you probably didn’t know that sleep changes your skin elasticity. How? Your body repairs itself while you sleep, and your skin is included in that!

Inadequate sleep can negatively affect collagen production, meaning that, over time, late nights and early mornings can contribute to a loss of elasticity.

Your sleeping hours are when your body does some of its best work and, coincidentally, when your SiO beauty patches can also work their magic. If you want some tips on how to sleep well and maximize that beauty sleep, take a look at our advice here.

6) Hydrate From The Inside-Out

woman in white robe holding a cup and saucer

Just like getting enough sleep, drinking enough water is advice with which we are all too familiar, but it really is important in order to avoid dehydrated skin.

Drinking plenty of water helps to hydrate your skin from the inside-out. But water isn’t the only way to stay hydrated and care for your skin.

Consider adding green tea to your hydration plan. Green tea is loaded with antioxidants, giving your skin plenty of hydration as well as properties it needs to stay healthy and young-looking.

7) Use Specially Formulated Creams

Being in the sun isn’t the greatest for your skin, and this probably isn’t the first time you’ve heard it. But wanna know why? It breaks down (you guessed it) collagen and elastin, speeding up the loss of skin elasticity.

You already know what to do here — wear sunscreen!

Speaking of creams, collagen cream is also a great go-to for the skin on your face and neck. The idea behind collagen cream is that your skin gets a shot of collagen while also staying moisturized.

woman dabbing cream onto her eye area to improve skin elasticity

Using a collagen cream is one route to improved skin elasticity, and there are plenty of creams on the market so that you can choose the one that’s right for you.

In addition to creams, try other skin-tightening products, like SiO Beauty patches, which are specifically designed to target your wrinkles and lines.

8) Find The Right Product For You

If you’re interested in improving skin elasticity, it probably means you’re interested in decreasing (and preventing) the signs of aging.

One (amazing!) way you can improve the visible effects of aging is by using SiO Beauty patches. They work hard while you sleep, helping to hydrate and plump your skin overnight.

With patches for your brow, eye and smile area, hands, and more, you can wave goodbye to the wrinkles you’ve been so worried about.

woman wearing navy blue sleep mask and SiO Beauty patches

Make Skin-Elasticity Concerns A Thing Of The Past

In your quest for wrinkle-free, smooth skin, don’t forget about collagen, elastin, and skin elasticity!

You’ve read about 8 great steps you can take to improve that elasticity, so now the ball is in your court to get on your way to tighter skin and an overall healthier you!

Start today with the tips above, wear your SiO beauty patches, and you’ll soon be on the road to gorgeous, youthful skin!