Sagging skin is one of the first markers of aging. So much so that many are wondering how to firm the skin, without going through the scalpel box. The Veld's team guides you in your quest for firmness and presents 4 gestures to tone your face!
Before discovering how to firm the skin, let's take a little tour in the depths of the skin. Age has serious repercussions on the freshness of the face, and in particular on its firmness. Over time, the cells lose efficiency and reduce their activity. This is particularly the case of fibroblasts , cells located in the dermis which are at the origin of the production of crucial proteins in the preservation of the youth of the skin:elastin and collagen .
Collagen is precisely the essential ingredient for firm skin. When its synthesis decreases, it struggles to fully fulfill its role as the skin's framework. Gradually, it sags and sags:this is called "sagging skin ". Although it is an inevitable physiological process, it can be prevented and mitigated with a few simple gestures and key products.
Women with mature skin often make the same mistake:focusing their routine on exclusively anti-aging skincare. Certainly, this is a justified choice. Nevertheless, it would be detrimental to neglect the basic gestures, including the most important of all:cleaning! Do not forget that, behind its apparent banality, it is the first gesture to maintain the health (and beauty) of your skin.
Also, no need to wonder how to firm the skin if you skip the twice-daily cleansing! Keep this ritual carefully, which also has the advantage of preparing your skin to receive the treatments that follow.
Now that your skin is properly cleansed, it's time to focus on firming treatments! Your mission, if you accept it:identify on the label of your serums and creams the active ingredients capable of waking up your little sleeping fibroblasts and reviving collagen synthesis . They are the ones who will play on the tone and firmness of the skin of the face. Can we give you an example?
Dill extract is a treasure of the pharmacopoeia which has extremely interesting anti-aging cosmetic virtues:it is in fact capable of activating the LOXL1 enzyme, involved in skin elasticity and firmness. Its effectiveness has been amply supported by scientific studies. You will find it in our Age Killer firming lift cream. To boost its effectiveness on sagging skin, combine it with the lifting serum from the same range!
If you are desperately looking for ways to firm the skin of the face, put yourself in massages urgently! In addition to being very pleasant, they make it possible to revitalize all the layers of the skin , including the famous dermis, where the networks of collagen and elastin nest, giving it suppleness and firmness. They can be performed on the entire face, including the delicate areas around the eyes and lips.
In order to achieve them according to the rules of the art, equip yourself with a rich treatment that will make your fingers glide easier, such as the Age Commando anti-wrinkle balm (to spoil nothing, it offers a targeted action against wrinkles!) And to introduce you to the right gestures and discover some circuits to integrate into your skincare routine, go to our article dedicated to anti-aging massage. Five minutes a day can make all the difference in the firmness of your face.
What to do to firm the skin of the face? Take care of your diet, of course! By focusing on the right nutrients on your plate, you act from the inside on the firmness of your skin. Vitamin C is essential in an anti-aging diet:it blocks the free radicals involved in oxidative stress and encourages the proliferation of fibroblasts. The best sources of ascorbic acid are usually fruits, including guava, papaya and orange.
A solid supply of vitamin A will also be a big bonus to prevent sagging skin. Endowed with an antioxidant power, it intervenes in the regeneration of the cells of the epidermis and, above all, it stimulates the production of collagen and elastin. To reserve a place of honor for it in your good meals, turn to carrots, sweet potatoes and green cabbage, but also to butter and liver.