Anyone else get the shivers when they think about sagging skin? Yeah, we thought so. If drooping skin is tormenting you in the mirror (honey, we’ve all been there), don’t you fret your pretty little head! After all, that’s where we come in. If hydrated, plump and juicy skin is the dream, keep reading...
What Does Science Say About Plump Skin
Alright, before we jump into the wonderful world of how to reach that elusive plump skin, let’s dig into what on earth that actually means. When we say ‘plump’ we’re talking about two key things: moisture and elasticity. Put these two together and you’ve got yourself some glowy, youthful skin - a major win!
When we’re young, our bodies are pros at producing collagen and elastin, plus we have a strong barrier locking in that much-needed moisture. One of things that comes with getting older (including a caffeine addiction and taxes) is a decline in collagen (what keeps everything tight) and moisture - rude! Don’t go running to cosmetic injections quite yet - there are plenty of ways to boost your skin for plump and bouncy skin, without the sag.
How to Plump Up Skin
Just how there are a bunch of ways your skin can lose its juice, there are plenty of ways to bring some life back!
Products to add plump
The key to achieving that radiant plump skin we all crave is looking for natural humectant products. That’s just a fancy word for products that retain moisture. When your skin is deprived of that sweet, sweet moisture, it has a tough time transporting oxygen and nutrients around your body (and yes, that includes your skin). In a nutshell, dry skin = droopy skin. So in the name of H2O, just add water!
You know when we say hydration, we can’t help but give our Hyaluronic Hydrating Serum a shoutout. The beauty of hyaluronic acid is that it fights off dehydration and draws water molecules into the skin. Oh, and did we mention that this little beauty of an ingredient can hold 1000x its weight in water. Now you understand why we literally can’t stop talking about it. All in all, it will keep your skin packed with moisture and sag-free.
Retinol is derived from Vitamin A which reduces wrinkles and boosts overall plump-ness (is that a word? You get what we mean). Retinol stimulates cell turnover which increases collagen and elastin production. Our Encapsulated Retinol range will keep wrinkles at bay and give you that gorgeous bounce. As always, start with level one and work your way up so you don’t give your skin a freak out.
Speaking of giving collagen a boost, vitamin C has entered the chat. It accelerates the production of collagen and elastin and works amazingly to avoid premature aging when applied topically. Level up your skincare with our Golden Anti-Aging Serum. Its vitamin C tightens the skin and visibly plumps fine lines.
Niacinamide (also known as vitamin B3) reduces wrinkles, retains moisture and promotes elastin production. Did someone say plump saviour? It improves the skin’s moisture barrier to keep all of the good stuff locked in. So how do you get your niacinamide hit? The Hyaluronic Hydrating Booster Mask is packed with it, as well as crowd favourite hyaluronic acid. Plump up skin while you relax - win, win!
Other ways to plump up skin
Looking for extra credit in the plump department? Well, class is in session.
Wherever you are right now, grab a big glass of water. Go on. Staying hydrated from the inside out is step number one - no question!
Another absolute essential is getting your 8 hours. When we’re asleep, our collagen production goes wild, which is why when we are sleep deprived, we look less than cute. Hey, they don’t call it beauty sleep for nothing!
The next port of call is the foods you eat. We know, our diet contributing to our skin? Shocker! Reach for goods that will boost collagen production, like leafy greens, fatty fish like salmon, and avocados (as if we needed an excuse).
We’re fully embracing the revival of the bucket hat trend. Not only do they look super cute, but we’re suckers for some good sun protection! Sun damage leads to premature ageing which contributes to that dreaded sag. Be honest, did you apply sunscreen today? If not, hun what are you doing? Our Skin Shield Natural Sunscreen will keep those harmful rays off you and help you reach plump, bouncy skin Nirvana.
Pop online for a free chat with one of our skin consultants for your first class ticket to plump city!