Facial massage techniques and skin care products containing vitamin C can help reverse a loss of collagen and improve skin elasticity. Find out how to achieve tighter, more youthful skin in this free video on skin care.
Hi, this is Angie for Pro Beauty at Pro Pilates in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and today we're going to speaking about how to improve skin elasticity. First of all know that collagen is a protein in the skin that is formed in the dermis, which is the second layer of the three layers of your skin. Overtime this becomes depleted through either through chronological age or exposures to sun, smoke, pollution, all the environmental agents that are in our surrounding areas. So in order to improve that, what we can do to help reverse some of those sings of loss of collagen is to take supplements and also use a serum such as vitamin C. Vitamin C is also help to prevent against free radical damage that does break down the elastic fibers in the dermis. Those coils become looser over time and we want to mend those and make them stronger. Other things that you can do for home care besides taking vitamin C as a supplement, usually 500 milligrams, or using a serum topically on the skin underneath your moisturizer is to use masks for a home care such as acai or blueberry, these are really nutrient rich ingredients, and herbs that can help to support the collagen and elastic and make the skin look more youthful. So today I'm going to demonstrate a mask in which you can just apply on to your hands, and this is a gel like mask in which we're going to apply it to the face and we're just going to massage upwards, always lifting the skin. You can also do pinching movements as an exercise for the face so the skin remembers that we want it to snap back and be strong. And normally you leave a mask on for five to ten minutes and then you can rinse and just do slight, slapping movements, percussion movements. So what we're doing today is we've applied a mask that you can do about two times a week to help improve that skin elasticity along with using your vitamin C and taking supplements. And this is Angie Warner at Pro Beauty in Pro Pilates at Ft. Lauderdale, and today we've talked about how to improve skin elasticity.