As we age, the loss of collagen and subcutaneous facial fat can cause skin to sag. While sagging indicates aging, a fuller face with plump skin gives a younger looking you! A drop in hormone levels over time and poor lifestyle habits are also contribute to a droopy appearance. To combat this, skin plumping techniques are recommended by estheticians to increase cellular replication/(turnover), and add moisture to the skin for a more even and youthful appearance. The process energizes dermal tissues to make skin thicker and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles.
Conventional or Natural Methods?
Conventional skin care technologies achieves skin plumping by using cosmetic procedures like Botox and fillers or topical application of retinoids and other anti-aging skin actives. Aside from being a short-lived solution, we all know how costly these conventional anti-aging methods are, not to mention they also run the risk of potential side effects.
Alternatively, natural botanicals can actually plump skin very effectively without causing any harm. By boosting hydration and the net collagen content in the skin (which makes about 80% of our skin structure) with peptides and other skin plumping agents, we can consistently achieve positive results in less than a month.
Proven Ingredients that Actually Plump Skin Naturally
There are a number natural anti-aging ingredients that can actually plump skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Here are some time-tested botanicals required for a more youthful appearance.
1. Hydration Magnet: Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring saccharide (sugar-like) molecule. It is able hold 1000X times its molecular weight in water inside skin cells, HA binds to the collagen-elastin matrix to help trap moisture… giving your skin the thickness and plumpness of youth.
As we age, we tend to lose a great deal of this HA content, which makes skin becomes dry and dehydrated, loses its elasticity and have a tendency to sag. Since skin plumping hyaluronic acid can deeply penetrate the skin, it works as a sponge to soak in all the moisture and hold on to it. It also improves the strength of the lipid barrier and increases skin’s resilience. Topical application of HA in the form of organic plumping skin serum is very effective in rehydrating and firming the skin.
2. Anti-aging Elixir: Vitamin C
Naturally obtained Vitamin C is your skin’s BFF. It’s power-packed with antioxidants and collagen boosters that can completely transform the appearance of aging skin. Comprising of 64% water content, Vitamin C works as a ‘juice’ for the skin to help retain water and prevent it from becoming too dry or too oily. It also neutralizes free radicals that damage the skin cells and aids in skin regeneration. Vitamin C improves clarity and texture of the skin and induces that ever-lasting ‘brightening’ effect.
3. Collagen Boosters: Argireline and Matrixyl
Collagen is the structural skin element that supplements hydration, strength and elasticity – the three pillars for keeping skin plump. It works as the ‘glue’ that stick cells together and prevents it from sagging. Sunlight, aging, stress and pollution can lead to collagen breakdown, causing wrinkles, fine lines, crow’s feet and other signs of aging.
To restore/reverse skin collagen loss, modern Skin Peptides are the best way to boost their production, even past midlife. Argireline and Matrixyl are the two best known and clinically proven skin peptides we use in our BioScience Peptide Complex that boost skin plumping collagen levels. It’s a naturally-obtained peptide based organic Botox Serum (gives Botox-injection like results) that boosts collagen by up to 117%. Upon regular usage, you can see noticeable improvement within two weeks.
4. Stress Eliminators: Antioxidants
Protecting skin against oxidative stress and free radicals is important to bolster collagen function of the skin. Consider antioxidant-rich facial hydrators and serums to protect the cells against free radical damage. Some of the most effective natural antioxidants we use in our products are the botanical extracts from: Tamarind, Green Tea, Bilberry, CoEnzyme Q10, Alpha Lipoic Acid, etc. (Read More).
5. The Immortelle: Aloe Vera
We all know how succulent Aloe vera is… and we have transferred all that juiciness into our skin plumping serums! Our AVM blend comprises of Aloe Vera infused with Vitamins and Minerals to naturally promote healthy skin. Aloe vera is an all-in-one botanical that can actually spike collagen levels and drench the skin with moisture without causing any harm. It reduces wrinkles and limits the effects of UV-induced and free radical damage.
For best results in your quest for plump skin, don’t skip using sunscreen, stay hydrated, and limit negative lifestyle habits like smoking or drinking alcohol that can make you look older by causing drop in skin collagen levels.
The natural bioactive ingredients mentioned in this blog gives best results only when used together in a clinically proven ratio. Following a Minimalist Skin Care Regimen with Puraveda Organics for at least 30 days and show visible improvement in facial elasticity or we give your money back.