Elastin and collagen are the two organic compounds we want in abundance so that our skin does not sag and show signs of aging.
What is elastin?
Elastin is a protein that is part of the connective tissue of the human body. It is part of the skin structure and its function is to provide elasticity to the skin, tendons, ligaments and arteries.
In other words, elastin ensures that the skin returns to its place after any effort, thus preventing breakage or elongation.
Up to a certain age, elastin regenerates itself, with physical exercise and healthy diet helping. However, over the years, the production of this protein decreasestherefore, it is advisable to help the organism externally to slow down the aging process.
Elastin to strengthen the skin
Providing elastin to the body helps to keep the skin firm. Aesthetic treatments, such as radiofrequency, can be used for this purpose and cosmetics in the form of serums or lotions, which help to restore skin elasticity, reduce wrinkles and prevent expression lines.
Foods with elastin
The best way to obtain elastin is naturally, through food. Especially important are foods containing vitamin C, such as strawberries and oranges, foods rich in vitamin A such as carrots, dairy products, fish and beef, pork and poultry.
- Vitamin C: citrus, red fruits and tropical fruits are rich in vitamin C and also contain antioxidants. Fruits such as oranges, grapefruit and kiwifruit contain vitamin C.
- Meats: the major source of elastin of animal origin that we can find is red beef and pork,
- Fish: tuna and salmon are the two fish with the highest amount of elastin.
- Eggs: Eggs have large amounts of proline, one of the amino acids necessary for the production of collagen and elastin.
Commitment to quality
This text on elastin has been written by professional editors and reviewed by Sisneo’s medical-aesthetic team. In addition, we have relied on experts in medicine, engineering and aesthetics as a source of information, as well as specific studies to maintain the quality of what we publish.
At Sisneo Bioscience we are committed to publish truthful and contrasted information. And to update or correct it as soon as new knowledge becomes available.
Among others, we have used the following references:
- Leslie Baumann, Eric F Bernstein, Anthony S Weiss, Damien Bates, Shannon Humphrey, Michael Silberber y Robert Daniels. «Clinical relevance of elastin in the structure and function of skin» en Aesthetic Surgery Journal 2021 Sep; 3(3). doi: 10.1093/asjof/ojab019.