Loss of Firmness and Elasticity Under The Eyes

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What is Loss of Firmness and Elasticity? (Should be Related Eye Skin)

Elasticity is the skin’s ability to bounce back after being stretched out. Skin elasticity, along with plumpness and glowing skin are some of the key features of youthful skin. As we age, skin naturally loses elasticity and volume. Loss of firmness and elasticity in the skin, including and especially the skin around the eyes, is one of the telltale signs of aging. As we get older, so do our skin and its ability to regenerate. Once the skin starts to age, it will be an on-going process that cannot be stopped. A lot of people are willing to spend a lot of money just to slow down the process and if possible, reverse* the damage.

At What Age Skin Loses Elasticity?

Elasticity Under The Eyes

Skin aging and loss of elasticity usually starts around the mid-twenties. However, due to some factors like lifestyle, skin type and underlying conditions, this process might start at an earlier age-sometime in the late teens to the early twenties. As we get older, the skin’s elasticity and firmness naturally depletes, which is why it is important to take care of the skin-especially the area around the eyes-at an early age. Do not wait to discover fine lines in this area because by then it might be too late.

What are The Causes of Loss of Skin Firmness Around the Eyes?

As previously mentioned, losing skin elasticity is a natural process that everyone will go through at some point in their lives. Losing elasticity and firmness gets aggravated due to factors like prolonged and habitual exposure to the sun, lack of sleep, not drinking enough water, smoking and drinking. When it comes to these factors, you should be very mindful-if you don’t control* your own habits, the skin around your eyes (as well as the rest of your body) will suffer.

Sudden weight loss* can also be a factor when it comes to losing elasticity and firmness in the skin and around the eyes. Depending on the state of your skin’s health and the amount of weight that is lost, sometimes, the skin won’t be able to keep up with those changes in the body. For instance, a person who has lost a lot of weight in a short period of time will have cheeks that sag, and droopy skin around the eyes. Health experts make sure that a client loses weight slowly but surely so that the rest of the body (including the skin) can keep up.

How to Improve* Skin Elasticity Around the Eyes?

You will read and hear a lot about how to improve* the elasticity of the skin around the eyes from the many different brands and manufacturers of eye creams and skin care. Be wary of what they tell you because not all of them may work for you. Loss of elasticity is one of the hardest skin conditions to treat* and counteract-it is a natural process that no one is exempt from, and sometimes the little things we do (things that we fail to notice) contribute to the skin around the eye area becoming less* elastic.

The best thing that anyone of us can do is to follow a good skin care regimen that we will follow religiously, using products that work best for our skin. While it is hard to stop* or reverse* skin aging, there are highly potent and sophisticated eye creams that can help keep the skin around the eyes looking youthful and fresh.

How Can Eye Creams Prevent Loss of Firmness and Elasticity?

Eye creams are very helpful when it comes to preventing loss of elasticity and firmness of the skin around the eyes. There are eye creams that are hydrating, moisturizing, which definitely help in keeping the eye area moisturized, hydrated and young looking. These types of eye creams are best used on young skin as they can help prevent or at least slow down the loss of firmness and elasticity of the skin around the eyes. For older skin, it would be better* to use more sophisticated formulas that help boost* cell regeneration. One of the best ingredients to look for is hyaluronic acid-this wonder* ingredient not only does it have powerful hydrating powers, it is also known to promote firmness and plumpness of the skin.

How to Treat* and Combat Loss of Firmness and Elasticity?

Your best bet when it comes to treating and combatting loss of elasticity and firmness of the skin around the eyes is to combine a healthier lifestyle with a good skin care regimen that you follow religiously. Make sure to get started as early as possible, as the signs of skin aging around the eyes usually appears sometime in the mid-twenties. This means that that the actual aging process starts much earlier, and thus can be slowed down, if not prevented. Remember: prevention is better* than cure*.

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