The Importance of Elastin Skin Care


Your skin has an elastic tissue known as elastin, giving it spring.

Elastin degradation can result in skin firmness and flexibility issues over time, but you can help support and preserve healthy elastin production – just like you do for collagen.

Preventing Damage

As is valid with collagen and hyaluronic acid, elastin is an indispensable component of skin health and youthful-looking complexions. Elastin is an integral structural protein found naturally within skin tissue, blood vessels, ligaments, lungs, and more that can stretch before returning into place when pulled – while collagen provides structure while elastin provides flexibility.

As we age, elastin production decreases; however, using products with antioxidants and ingredients that increase hyaluronic acid can help combat wrinkles and promote firmer skin.

Diets rich in fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, and omega-3 fatty acids can be immensely helpful in maintaining healthy skin. Since no food explicitly stimulates elastin production, protecting and nourishing what elastin already exists on your skin with good sunscreens and moisturizers is essential.

UV rays from the sun can damage elastin fibers and accelerate skin aging due to UVA rays penetrating deeper than UVB rays and stimulating enzyme production that breaks down collagen and elastin present in your skin.

Though scientists continue to explore ways of stimulating new elastin production in skin cells, it’s equally as essential for men and women to safeguard what elastin exists by regularly applying broad-spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen daily. We suggest Total Defense + Repair by SkinMedica as an excellent physical sunscreen that contains zinc oxide and octinoxate as UV protectants, as well as the SOL-IR advanced antioxidant complex for extra defense against harmful infrared rays.

Daily moisturizing with products rich in hydrolyzed elastin, peptides, and botanical ingredients can help restore a healthy elastin supply in your skin. We suggest Youth Intensive Cream by iS Clinical, which features sugar cane extract, willow bark extract, and orange peel oil to nourish elastin fibers while improving skin tone and texture; additionally, it includes hyaluronic acid and tripeptide-1 copper, which have both been known to boost both collagen and elastin production respectively.


Collagen often gets all the credit for skin-care products, but elastin plays just as important a role. Elastin serves as the Gretchen Wieners to collagen’s Regina George, responsible for skin’s elasticity and suppleness – together, these proteins work hand in hand for firm, tight skin.

Elastin is a naturally occurring protein found in your dermis (the outermost layer of your skin). Though only accounting for approximately 2% of its overall thickness, its elastic qualities help keep skin from becoming loose or saggy over time.

Elastin loss leads to wrinkles and other signs of aging. You can keep elastin at an ideal level by using skincare products containing it – look out for ingredients like ferulic acid, vitamin A, vitamin C, and retinol to increase production while using products containing peptides for firmer skin.

Moisturizing regularly can also help protect against damage to elastin fibers. Select a gentle moisturizer designed for your specific skin type that contains ingredients like glycerin, hyaluronic acid, and shea butter, as well as essential oils with anti-aging benefits.

Every time you go outside, it is essential to use sunscreen with both physical and chemical sun protection, such as Zinc Oxide and Octinoxate, for maximum UV ray protection.

Elastin-boosting skincare products may take time to show results, but with consistent application, you can help your skin remain healthy and elastic for years.

Alastin’s Restorative Skin Complex offers the patented TriHex Technology that encourages collagen and elastin production to keep skin firm and youthful-looking for optimal skin elasticity. Soothing ingredients like oat kernels, silver mushrooms, and linoleic acid moisturize and nourish. Plus, its formula is free from sulfates, oil, or fragrance, making it safe for sensitive skin – one of our go-to products for combatting sagginess or fine lines!

Reduce Stress

Stress is an inevitable reality of life, but chronic high levels can create havoc with your body and skin. Chronically elevated levels of regular stress hormones cause inflammation, break down collagen and elastin fibers, and slow wound healing and cell regeneration – leading to fine lines and wrinkles and flare-ups of conditions like psoriasis or eczema.

Elastin is the protein responsible for giving your skin its elasticity. A yellowish elastic protein stretches and retracts like rubber bands – essential in tissues such as your lungs, large blood vessels, ligaments, and ear cartilage that need flexibility. It is composed primarily of polypeptide chains of amino acids containing proline, glycine, and desmosine.

Elastin is 1,000 times more flexible than collagen, helping fight signs of aging like wrinkles and sagging skin. If you want to test out how elastic your skin is, pinch some skin on the back of your hand and let go – if it snaps back quickly into place, then this indicates an abundance of elastin!

With age, sun exposure, and other environmental factors reducing natural elastin production, skin elasticity may become less elastic – leaving visible sagginess, fine lines, and wrinkles more susceptible. But thanks to proper care and healthy lifestyle choices, you can help restore and preserve its elasticity for longer.

At first, you must decrease your stress level. Ensure you get adequate restful sleep, exercise regularly, and engage in relaxing rituals such as meditation or deep breathing. Furthermore, increasing antioxidant consumption through food may help support cellular repair and protect skin against free radical damage.

Eat Right

Elastin is a protein that gives skin, blood vessels, ligaments, and lungs strength and elasticity. Elastin can be produced naturally by your body or taken as supplements such as aloe vera, green tea, and ginseng herbal extracts to increase levels in your body; further research needs to be completed before any definitive claims can be made regarding their effect on grades. A diet rich in leafy greens, citrus fruits, berries, and fatty fish will also support healthy levels.

As we age, our bodies produce less elastin; when combined with factors like UV damage, this can contribute to fine lines and wrinkles. By including skincare products containing elastin in your routine, incorporating such products can help combat their harmful effects.

Serums can help increase elastin skin care. With their higher concentration of active ingredients than face creams and specific targeting to specific issues such as fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation concerns, serums can be applied before or after face cream application for best results.

Search for serums containing these ingredients to boost elastin:

Vitamin C and E are two essential nutrients that can support the production of elastin fibers in your body. While vitamin C helps increase cellular turnover, stimulating new fiber formation, vitamin E is an antioxidant, protecting your cells against oxidative damage in many foods such as avocados, olive oil, and dark chocolate.

Diet is the best way to ensure you receive all the vitamins and minerals your body needs for proper functioning. However, consult a dietitian about nutritional supplementation options if your diet lacks certain essential elements.