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Definition of Elastin


Much like its name implies, elastin gives skin its elasticity, but that's not all. Working hand-in-hand with collagen, elastin also helps to keep skin looking soft and supple.

A protein, elastin is found in the top portion of the dermis — aka the layer right under the epidermis, or outermost part of the skin — and helps the skin stretch and contract. To combat the wrinkles and sagging that come with decreased elastin production, follow these tips: don't smoke, wear sunscreen, and be sure to eat a balanced diet that includes proteins, antioxidants, and healthy fats.

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I am 23, so I am not a prime candidate for an elastin/collagen treatment but I've been using St. Ives Collagen/Elastin moisturizer every other morning, alternating with a Neutrogena moisturizer and I can say that I've never been happier with my skin, it gives me that nice satin glow that healthy skin has, so I would definitely recommend the St. Ives Collagen/Elastin moisturizer to anyone who feels that their skin is looking dull.
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