Maintaining and improving skin elasticity in your 40’s

While genetics definitely plays a significant role in your skin’s strength and elasticity, you are not locked into a future of sagging skin! Here are some steps to take now in order to maintain and even improve your skin’s elasticity.

  • Watch what you eat

    • Foods rich with Vitamin C and E that help build collagen and maintain and improve skin elasticity.

    • Whey protein stimulates collagen production in your body, so add it to your vitamin filled fruit smoothie.

    • Alpha Lipoic Acid, a nutritional supplement or found in flaxseed oil, chia seeds, walnuts and broccoli, boosts your skin’s elasticity powers!

    • Water nourishes our cells and keeps skin from looking dry and dull.

  • Maintain and improve skin elasticity with topical treatments and skincare products.

    • If the source of your sagging skin is collagen loss, look for over-the-counter products that contain Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Glycolic acid, Coenzyme Q10, Retinol .3% and Resveratrol. These are just some of the active ingredients that combat collagen loss and slow the skin aging process. If you are genetically predisposed to dry skin, you may need to set up a custom routine with a dermatologist to ensure these products are not over-drying while building collagen.

    • If you are predisposed to sun-sensitive skin, SPF is not optional. Watch your sun exposure and look for sunscreens that contain both UVA and UVB protection. The sun breaks down collagen and our skin’s cellular structure and causes irreversible damage. It is never too late to protect your skin from ongoing harm!

  • Improve skin elasticity with professional treatments.

    • Radio Frequency/IR increases collagen production.

    • Collagen Induction Therapy stimulates collagen growth.

    • Skin Needling helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating collagen production.

  • Get your exercise on!

    • At least thirty minutes of daily aerobic exercise improves circulation to the skin, which helps the skin remove waste more efficiently.

    • Avoid drastic weight loss! Dropping weight quickly can leave you with sagging skin.

  • Determine the root cause of sagging skin.

Is it collagen loss or dehydration? There is no one-size-fits-all for skin care!

Eliminate guesswork with a genetic test. Your skin’s secrets are locked in your DNA.

Our Viazoi Skin Beauty genetic insights kit will tell you if the source of your sagging skin is dehydration or is caused by collagen loss. This is important to identify because the active ingredients that treat collagen loss may actually dehydrate skin or irritate sensitive skin causing skin damage. You’ll want to make skin care decisions empowered with information customized to your skin’s needs.