Skin’s elasticity is one of the most important ways to achieve ideal skin complexion. Unfortunately, in your 20s, skin elasticity reduces since elastin and collagen gradually drop. This is due to the fact that the production of collagen declines while its breakdown increases. After menopause, this process intensifies. Fortunately, there are lots of natural methods that can help you slow down this process and support your skin elasticity for a long time. Here are 14 easy and effective tips that can boost collagen production either prevent its destruction:
1. Vitamin B3.
Vitamin B3 also known as nicotic acid is extremely effective at lowering collagen destruction and increasing fibroblast production. In order to boost your skin elasticity, you need to use it topically in the form of ampules.
2. Exfoliation on a regular basis.
As mentioned above, with age our skin’s ability to regenerate decreases. However, exfoliation on a regular basis improves the removal of dead skin cells from the surface of the skin that often provokes dull appearance and clogged pores. According to one study, using glycolic acid as an exfoliator for six months can increase epidermal thickness by 27%.
3. Physical activity.
You probably know that exercise is able to improve overall health. The good news is that it can boost your skin health as well. Physical activity is one of the most effective ways to naturally lower inflammation and significantly slow down the destruction of elastin and collagen. According to various studies, exercise help keep skin looking younger so much so that it might even skin aging in some way.
4. LED lights.
LED lights are considered a noninvasive method for lowering skin inflammation and fostering elastin and collagen production. This is due to the fact that LED lights stimulate the mitochondria meaning increases cell turnover. This, in turn, leads to an improves elastin and collagen production.
5. Facial massage.
Regular facial massage is another good option for increasing skin elasticity. It stimulates facial muscles and thus improving skin quality. Try incorporating facial massage into your at-home skincare regimen and keep in mind that it should be done regularly in order to notice any results.
6. Proper hydration.
Proper hydration is probably one of the most important things of ideal skin elasticity as it’s responsible for the skin’s barrier. Inadequate hydration can lead to wrinkles even in young people. Therefore, it’s essential to keep your water balance in the body by using a general rule - drink half your body weight (in pounds) in ounces of water. However, it’s worth remembering that in order to ensure that the water you consume regularly is making its way inside your skin cells, you need to get enough electrolytes and minerals (magnesium, potassium, and sodium) from your diet.
7. Retinols and its alternatives.
Retinols are a powerful tool that fights against acne and wrinkles. They can also boost your skin elasticity if used on a regular basis. Retinols work by preventing inflammation that contributes to collagen breakdown and improving skin cell turnover. Retinol is a form of vitamin A that is considered one of the most frequently used treatments for problematic and aging skin. However, keep in mind that it’s strong and can have side effects, therefore it’s wise consulting your dermatologist before using retinol.
8. Collagen supplements.
Collagen supplements have been proven to improve skin hydration and elasticity as well as positively affect joint, bone, and even gut health. Collagen peptides contained in hydrolyzed collagen travel through the gut lining where they provide cells with essential amino acids. This process helps the body produce collagen and elastin more efficiently.

Author's Bio: 

I am Amelia Grant, journalist, and blogger. I think that information is a great force that is able to change people’s lives for the better. That is why I feel a strong intention to share useful and important things about health self-care, wellness and other advice that may be helpful for people. Being an enthusiast of a healthy lifestyle that keeps improving my life, I wish the same for everyone.