As we age, our skin takes a beating.Our diet, hydration, sun exposure, exercise habits, weight loss/gain, and nutritional deficiencies all start to show right on our face. Wouldn’t it be nice if a different part of our skin aged first? Like the soles of our feet, maybe? Our skin ages because it becomes drier, thinner, and less elastic. Collagen production plays an enormous role in our skin’s elasticity and plumpness. Our collagen production slows down with each decade, so by our 50s, it’s very low or non-existent. This causes our skin to sag and wrinkle. Many beauty treatments at the dermatologist’s office involve stimulating collagen production in our skin. Costly and painful treatments like laser therapy and chemical peels work by injuring our skin so our body ramps up and makes more collagen. They work, but is there another way?
Fortunately, there are a few things you can do at home to help plump up your skin and to make more collagen.