Protecting the Source of Your Skin's Elasticity
Pinch the skin on the back of
your hand and see how long it takes for your skin to go back to
its original condition. The protein that causes your skin to snap
back into place is called elastin, which is made up of the amino
acids valine, alanine, glycine, and proline. As you age, your skin
begins to lose elastin, and the result is sagging and wrinkles.
Your skin’s elastin peaks during adolescence and then begins
its slow decline. Boosting skin’s elastin is heretofore a
subject not yet tackled by modern medicine; however, there are some
things you can do to slow down the degeneration process, including:
Fighting aging skin is a daily battle. By
doing what you can to slow down the process, both through lifestyle
and through anti-aging skin products, your skin can continue to
keep its youthful glow long after the elastin has begun to wane.
There are also a number of natural remedies available today that
can help to protect your skin from damaging environmental factors.
By giving your skin the best armor you can through lifestyle changes
and skincare products, you can prevent wrinkles before they happen.
- Avoid direct sunlight as much as possible
- Wear sunscreen
- Don’t smoke
- Moisturize your skin regularly
- Drink a lot of water