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Improve your skin elasticity

Useful tips to maintain firm and healthy looking skin

Having firm, supple skin is the best way to achieve and maintain a youthful glow. Small changes to your lifestyle can make big changes in how your skin looks and feels.

Feel good in your skin – how to maintain skin elasticity

Simple tips and ideas to sustainably improve the elasticity in your skin and increase your overall wellbeing.

Why does skin lose its elasticity over time?

As we age the two main proteins associated with skin elasticity, collagen and elastin, come up against many contributing factors which causes them to break down. Resulting in the appearance of wrinkles.

Like any other bodily function, skin elasticity deteriorates with age but the effects are accelerated by unhealthy habits such as smoking.

As your skin is connected to every other organ and muscle in your body the appearance of wrinkles can be influenced by your lifestyle and eating habits. By making changes to your lifestyle you can improve elasticity in your skin and effectively prolong the appearance of wrinkles.

Dare to bare with bright and healthy skin

Keep your skin well-hydrated and nourished in order to maintain its elasticity.

Firming lotions create a smooth and supple skin surface.

Beautifully smooth and firm skin while in the shower

Busy lifestyles leave little time to indulge your skin with much needed nourishment. Using in-shower skincare products such as NIVEA In-Shower Body Milk will care for your skin and allow you to get dressed and go without waiting for your skincare products to absorb.

Smooth and easy: NIVEA Q10 Body Lotion

NIVEA Q10 Firming Body Lotion makes skincare easy.

Using the firming lotion on a regular basis helps to improve elasticity of your skin.

Simply using a firming lotion on a daily basis can make significant changes to the firmness of your skin.

The best tips for firming your skin

Firm skin is not just about the right skincare products, but also about your lifestyle habits such as eating well and exercising.

Firming your skin from the inside – these foods improve skin elasticity

A healthy, balanced diet benefits your skin as much as your muscles and general health. By eating the right foods you can improve you skin’s elasticity without making too many changes to your lifestyle.

Fruits and vegetables offer many vitamins to increase the level of collagen in your body, which directly benefits your skin. The most beneficial vegetables for your skin are dark green leafy vegetables like kale. Packed with antioxidants and vitamin C these foods can help your body to utilize collagen effectively.

Omega acids found in oily fish and nuts can also help to boost the effect of collagen in your body. Including salmon, tuna, cashews and brazil nuts in your diet will help you to achieve the results you want.

Adding wholegrain substance to your diet provides you with enough fibre to keep your body in tune. A healthy digestive system can remove all the impurities and use all the vitamins and proteins where needed.

Combining this balanced diet with at least 2 litres of water a day will help to keep your skin well-hydrated, firm and with a healthy glow.

Relax – physical and emotional well-being also has huge impact on your skin.

Stress can have a negative impact on your well-being so take a well-earned rest with your friends and have an evening filled with skincare and girl talk.

Complete your break with a generous helping of firming lotion and an early night.

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Get going – moving is the best way for toning your skin

Toning to improve skin elasticity doesn’t have to be a burden on a busy schedule. Start making small changes to your routine by walking or cycling to work and taking the stairs instead of the lift.

Combining strength and toning exercises with cardio makes your body work harder on toning, making it easier to lose the unwanted impurities in your body.

Stay committed to improving your skin’s elasticity by alternating your exercise routine. By working muscles in various ways it keeps your body active and your mind focused on the goal of increasing your skin's elasticity.