Regain a Youthful Glow with These Skin Tightening Tips
When we are young, our skin naturally appears high, tight, and youthful. We can thank the abundance of collagen that is found in the bones, joints, and tendons for this. As we age, our body loses collagen and elastin, so our skin is not able to stay lifted the way it once could. This is a natural process and is nothing to be ashamed of, but if you are yearning for the tighter skin you once had, all hope is not lost. In addition to professional skin tightening treatments like the TriPollar Radio Frequency (RF) technology we offer at Soza Weight Loss, there are plenty of steps you can take on your own to regain that youthful glow. Some simple but powerful steps you can take to tighten your skin include:
- Get regular exercise.
Research is emerging to show that exercise can help regenerate key cells that normally decline with age. In fact, an article published in Cell Metabolism stated that high intensity interval training (HIIT) with cardiovascular exercises like walking and biking encouraged cells to produce more proteins for energy-making mitochondria and protein-building ribosomes that help prevent aging at a cellular level. This tells us that one of the key solutions to anti-aging and skin tightening might not be found in a product, but could depend on your own willingness to get the exercise you need! In general, experts recommend aiming for at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity daily. In addition to keeping your skin tighter, this can help you maintain weight loss or achieve specific fitness goals.
- Get plenty of antioxidants.
Antioxidants are known for their ability to help the skin repair itself. This is largely due to its effect on inflammation. Antioxidants reduce inflammation, which allows the skin to correct visible damage. Some antioxidants, like vitamin C, also stimulate collagen production. An important part of getting sufficient antioxidants is staying out of oxidative debt. In the healthcare world, oxidative debt is the term we use to refer to the state of lacking in antioxidants. The sad truth of the matter is that many people are heavily lacking in antioxidants to the point that their bodies cannot keep up with the free radicals they intake through their diets. This is bad news for those who are trying to stay youthful and keep their skin tight because free radicals are linked to aging and a range of diseases.
Antioxidant supplements can be one helpful way to get there, but this can lead to health issues if you take too much. Your best bet is probably to get the antioxidants you need through healthy dietary choices, if possible. Foods high in antioxidants include berries of all kinds, from blackberries and blueberries to Goji berries and raspberries. Vegetables that are high in antioxidants include artichoke, kale, cauliflower, and red cabbage. Even if your main entrée is not packed with antioxidants, you can slip them into the meal through spices like green mint, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, oregano, and basil.
- Incorporate cell regulators into your skincare routine.
In order for your skin to stay in peak condition and renew cells, the cells need to be functioning properly. The skin’s natural regenerative process deteriorates naturally with age, so it is essential to be proactive about helping our skin with this process. Popular cell regulators on the market include retinols, peptides, and growth factors, all of which aid in the process of collagen production. This helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and it stimulates the production of new blood vessels in the skin to create a more even skin tone.
What Is Radio Frequency Skin Tightening?
Soza Weight Loss offers TriPollar Radio Frequency (RF) technology for those who would like to take another step towards tighter, younger looking skin. This is an innovative, proprietary third generation RF technology. Our RF technology creates a simple, efficient, painless, and immediate contouring effects after the first treatment. It also creates long-lasting, semi-permanent results without the need for surgery or extensive downtime. In fact, the procedure usually takes less than an hour, so it hardly interferes with your day. It works by heating the deep layer of the skin to encourage the body to release heat-shock proteins that encourage the body’s creation of new collagen fibers. In addition to tightening the skin and getting rid of wrinkles, the technology offers the following benefits:
- Fighting sun damage
- Face contouring
- Body contouring
- Reducing the appearance of cellulite
- Reducing body fat
- Providing post-operative smoothing
To learn more about our skin tightening treatments and rapid weight loss programs, call Soza Weight Loss at (504) 475-9817 or contact us online today!