Some people have sagging skin due to genetics or other conditions. As you age, the muscles in your body tend to get weaker. This results in the accumulation of fat in areas where you have sagging skin. Retaining fluid can also result in puffiness around the eyes and other areas of the body. As you grow older, your skin increasingly loses its capabilities to get rid of dead skin cells. Because of this, you may experience sagging skin. When you have weak muscles under your skin, the skin can also appear loose, especially when you lose weight fast. For skin damaged by the sun, you may have fine lines or wrinkles, progressively turning to sagging skin.
When you have dry skin, it is best to use gentle and non-fragrant soap on the skin. Skin products with harsh chemicals and deodorants might not be good for the skin, especially sensitive skin. Use a skin cleanser that has ceramides, which helps to retain moisture in the skin. Some skin care manufacturers create products with synthetic ceramides, which women use to replenish skin moisture. Try to stay away from too much skin toner or other alcohol astringents. These can have an extremely drying effect. Don’t scrub your face too hard when you use exfoliating products. Your skin can become quite irritated and it will thicken your skin.
Too much sun is not good for the skin, particularly if you don’t use sunscreen lotion. Sun can dry out the skin, causing wrinkles and fine lines after a while. Apply SPF 30 sunscreen each time you go out the door. When the weather is cooler, remember to apply moisturizer so that your skin doesn’t over heat and get dry and irritated.
In order for your skin to maintain its firmness, collagen and elastin have to be present. Your skin will lose its elasticity during the aging process. However, sagging skin can also be caused by the position that you sleep in, your facial expressions, exposure to sun or smoking. To surgically remove sagging skin, plastic surgeons will use a method called chemical peeling where the top layer of the skin is removed to stimulate new skin growth. Laser surgery is sometimes used as well to remove sagging skin. This is known as a face lift.
No woman wants to contend with wrinkles and fine lines, but in most cases, this is unavoidable with aging. If you squint a lot or make certain facial expressions, you can create wrinkles and fine lines yourself. So keep your eyes widened as much as possible. If you are having difficulty reading, then get a pair of reading glasses. You don’t want to overwork the eyes and eventually causing unnecessary wrinkles. Other factors that cause wrinkles are smoking, pollution and stress. Smoking and stress can be eliminated or minimized by deciding not to smoke or let stress bother you.
Make sure you are getting enough sleep. While you are sleeping new skin cells form to prevent wrinkles. You want to get your ‘beauty rest,’ so you can look refreshed in the mornings.
Try to reduce stress with exercise, mediation, listening to music and volunteering to a specific cause that you are passionate about. It will help to distract you from any issues that you are facing.
Skin problems can be caused by several factors, some of which we have discussed. Are there any other solutions that you can think of – when it comes to your skin care challenges? We would love to hear from you. Leave your comments below.