As you age, your skin will thin out. To prevent thinning skin, you should start taking care of your skin to keep it thick and firm. Thin skin due to decreased levels of collagen and elasticity of your skin. Collagen is a protein contained in the skin that maintains the youthfulness of the skin and keeps the skin looking healthy and firm. Long-term use of steroid ointments can cause your skin to become easily bruised, vulnerable, and transparent. Fortunately, there are several ways you can do to tighten and nourish your skin.
Method 1 of 3: Using Skin Care Products
Step 1. Use a moisturizer every day
For maximum results, use a moisturizer that contains ingredients such as vitamins A, C, E and beta-carotene. Moisturizers containing retin-A (the acidic form of vitamin A) can stimulate cell proliferation in your skin. Products containing retin-A are available in the form of serums, ointments, and creams.
Step 2. Apply vitamin E on your skin
Punch a hole in the vitamin E capsule and remove the contents before you apply it to your skin. Vitamin E can help to thicken the skin, especially if you apply it directly to the skin, not by consuming it.
Step 3. Always apply sunscreen when you go out
Apply sunscreen every day, especially if you are in a very hot area. Apply a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 (or higher if you have pale or sensitive skin), even on cloudy days, as UV rays from the sun can penetrate clouds.
Step 4. Avoid using steroid creams on the skin
Whenever possible, avoid using steroid creams, as steroid creams can thin your skin. Consult your doctor if you have been prescribed a steroid cream to treat certain types of skin conditions, such as eczema. A dermatologist can usually prescribe an ointment that doesn't contain steroids.
Step 5. Apply a product containing vitamin C
Apply a serum, cream, or lotion that contains vitamin C. Vitamin C will tighten the skin and stimulate collagen production. If you do this regularly, your skin will gradually thicken and tighten.
Step 6. Apply camellia oil ointment on the skin
Camellia seeds can be squeezed to produce camellia seed oil. Camellia seed oil is useful for thickening the skin.
- To make this ointment, mix a few drops of camellia seed oil with 1/4 teaspoon of vitamin E oil, 3 drops of lavender oil, and a teaspoon of primrose oil. This ointment mixture must be shaken before use. Apply the ointment on your skin then massage your skin daily to tighten and thicken your skin.
- Ointment should be stored in the refrigerator.
Step 7. Apply antioxidants to prevent damage to the skin
Antioxidants created specifically for application are useful for preventing and repairing damaged skin. Look for ointments that contain the following ingredients:
Green tea extract, vitamin A, vitamin E, tocotrienols, boron, alpha lipoic acid, DMAE, pentapeptides, and oils from plants such as lotus flower, ginseng, and calendula flower
Method 2 of 3: Adjusting Your Diet
Step 1. Eat foods rich in vitamins C and E
Vitamins C and E will repair damaged body tissues, so the aging process will run more slowly. Foods rich in vitamin C will increase the production of collagen, so the skin will tighten over time.
- Examples of foods rich in vitamin C are citrus fruits, kiwi, broccoli, tomatoes, and cauliflower. The daily requirement of vitamin C on average is 75-90 mg.
- Examples of foods rich in vitamin E are olive oil, avocado, broccoli, pumpkin, papaya, mango, and tomatoes. The average requirement for vitamin E is 15 mg per day.
- Examples of foods rich in vitamin A are oranges, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, spinach, and carrots. The average requirement for vitamin A is 700-900 mg per day.
Step 2. Drink at least eight glasses of water every day
Water will remove substances and toxins from the excretory system from the body, so there will be revitalization of the skin. Water will also increase skin elasticity and repair damage to the skin naturally.
In addition to drinking water regularly, you can also maintain hydration levels by drinking herbal teas, as well as fruits and vegetables that have a high water content, such as watermelon, tomatoes, and celery
Step 3. Take borage flower oil or fish oil supplements
Add supplements to your diet such as borage flower oil or fish oil. The supplements above maintain the collagen content in the skin and keep the skin hydrated.
- Fish oil and borage flower are also rich in vitamin B3, which plays a very important role in nourishing the skin. One form of vitamin B3 is niacinamide, which can reduce wrinkles and increase skin elasticity.
- The recommended daily dose for the oil supplement recommended above is 50 mg. Taken in capsule form.
Step 4. Consume bone broth
Bone broth is a traditional food known as a good food to boost the immune system. Bone broth is a good source of minerals and gelatin. Bone broth is also very good for joints, hair and skin because of its high collagen content. Bone broth also repairs tissues in the body, so it can get rid of cellulite.
- To make them, you'll need to use high-quality bones from oxen, bulls, other grass-eating pets, or fish that were caught. Use 1 kg of bone for every 3.8 liters of water you use and bring the water to a boil. Reduce the heat, and let the water boil for 24 hours for beef bones, and 8 hours for fish bones.
- The purpose of long-term boiling is to soften the bones you are boiling, so that you can extract a gelatin-like liquid using a sieve. Drink broth or use in other dishes.
Method 3 of 3: Changing Your Lifestyle
Step 1. Try to exercise every day
Walk for 40 minutes or jog for 30 minutes every day, so circulation will increase and the distribution of nutrients in your body will run smoothly. That way, the skin will still get the nutrients it needs, so it remains firm and thick.
Step 2. Quit smoking
Smoking increases the level of nicotine in the body and reduces blood circulation. This will cause the nutrients absorbed by the skin to decrease, and toxins will accumulate in the skin, so the process of rejuvenation and growth of skin cells will run slowly.
Smoking also dehydrates the skin and depletes the skin of the vitamins it needs, including vitamins A, B complex, C, and E, as well as minerals like potassium, calcium, and zinc
Step 3. Reduce alcohol intake
Try to reduce your alcohol intake, or break the habit if possible. Alcohol will increase the levels of toxins in the body, so it will have a bad impact on the skin and accelerate the aging process and thinning of the skin.
Step 4. Massage the skin to promote blood circulation
When massaged, blood circulation will increase in all parts of the body, so the skin will become fresher and thicker.
Apply massage oil on the skin and massage the area for at least 90 seconds. Do it twice a day to get maximum results
Step 5. Wear long sleeves to protect your skin
Exposure to direct sunlight on the skin can cause thinning of the skin. Therefore, it is recommended that you wear long pants, long-sleeved shirts, and hats with wide edges to protect your skin from UV rays.