When you pinch or pull your skin out of place, how quickly does it snap back? That’s an easy way to measure your skin’s suppleness. It’s also a measure of the health of your skin’s collagen and elastin fibers.
To make your skin more resistant to gravity, be sure to follow these simple steps:
• Use sunscreen every day, no matter what the weather.
• Apply Vitamin C on your face daily. This will help prevent water loss from the skin. It also plays a role in building collagen and elastin.
• Get plenty of sleep. Burning the midnight oil can make your skin look drained and cause cortisol, the stress hormone, to rise. This actually breaks down collagen in the skin.
• Be sure to eat foods high in antioxidants, such as colorful fruits and vegetables.