Your guide to 100% natural, firmer looking skin

I think we speak for most people when we say that we all want to have firmer-looking skin. It makes us look healthier and younger, which is the perfect combination. There are several ways you can improve the look and feel of your skin, and the great news is, you can keep your skin looking firm by making a few simple changes. No need for fillers, botox or any other kind of procedure, just 100% natural great looking skin. Here are our top tips for keeping your skin looking fabulous and firm and 100% natural.

Why does skin lose firmness?

We all know that skin loses firmness over time. But why? When you’re younger, your skin can stretch and go back to its original state. However, it loses the ability to bounce back over the course of your life. While this is natural due to a reduction in collagen and elastin, habits such as sunbathing and smoking can cause your skin to age and lose firmness more quickly. You cannot escape the signs of ageing completely, but there are natural ways to keep your skin looking its toned and firm best.

Good nutrition

Good nutrition A healthy diet is important for your body in so many ways, and just one of these is the firmness of your skin. What you eat plays a very large role in having healthy skin. To increase the health of your skin, you should eat a diet rich in omega 3 fatty acids, a range of vitamins and beta carotene. You also need to eat a good amount of healthy fats, such as those found in avocados, walnuts and sunflower seeds. You should also eat fish for a natural source of omega 3, while the antioxidant beta-carotene can be found in sweet potatoes and broccoli. Sip on green tea to get a rich boost of even more antioxidants, which can help to prevent damage caused to your skin by the environment.

Incorporating exercise

Exercise matters for both your physical and mental wellbeing, but did you know that it can also support the firmness of your skin? Exercising helps to tone the skin on your body, while there are specific facial toning exercises that you can do to help the skin on your face to remain firm and healthy. Any kind of exercise, especially cardio, increases your heart rate and promotes good circulation, which helps to distribute nutrients and oxygen around your body, essential for toned skin. It also helps the oils in your skin to be produced, which keeps your skin feeling more smooth and youthful.

Adding some supplements

While a healthy diet and exercise can help your skin, introducing some supplements into your daily routine is a great way to increase the level of collagen and vitamin C in your skin. Some of these can be easily taken in water, so they are simple to incorporate into your routine.

Dry brushing and exfoliating

It is important to take care of your skin externally as well as internally. Dry brushing and exfoliating your skin can help to promote blood flow and collagen production, giving your skin a more supple appearance over time. This is great for both body and face, with Super Scottish Porridge and Honey Cold Processed Soap being a wonderfully natural way to cleanse and exfoliate your skin daily. It also leaves your skin ready to soak in the hydration provided during the rest of your skincare regime.

Creams and serums

Ultra Rich Anti Ageing Day and Night Cream Adding natural and organic creams and serums to your skincare routine is an essential way to encourage firmness. Collagen boosting serums are a perfect choice, and you should especially focus on keeping your skin hydrated and nourished. Ultra Rich Anti Ageing Night Cream creates a protective barrier which both moisturises your skin and keeps it protected from environmental toxins. Meanwhile, Luxury No 1 Whipped Body Butter provides the same hydration for your body. The skin on your hands can often give your age away before any other part of your body, as your hands are in constant use. Symmetry Solid Hand Cream Bar helps to protect and nourish your hands, locking in essential oils. Speaking of oils, incorporating Bath Oils into your life is a relaxing way to gently enrich your skin with moisture and replenish you.

Drinking plenty of water

This is one you know, but it bears repeating! One of the best things that you can do for your skin is to drink plenty of water. At least eight glasses a day is the recommended amount to keep your entire body, including your skin, hydrated and functioning optimally. Keeping your skin firm doesn't have to involve a lot of synthetics or invasive procedures. You can do this the natural way with a few simple steps and the correct products.