Skin texture, tone, colour, wrinkles, loss of volume and sagging can influence your face to look younger or older. Loose skin or sagging skin happens when collagen, elastin fibres and hyaluronic acid are lost. Most women start to experience skin laxity between the age of 35 and 40. Let’s explore how you can tighten loosening skin and how to prevent the skin from premature sagging of the skin.
What Causes Loose Skin?
Changes to Your Body
Weight loss, especially significant or rapid weight loss, after giving birth, surgery and menopause can cause your skin to lose its elasticity and begin to sag.
Poor Lifestyle Decisions
Age can cause collagen loss. Your body produces less collagen, the structural support for your skin, over time. Smoking, too frequent consumption of alcohol and high intake of sugar cause inflammation in the body and speed up collagen loss, resulting in loose skin.
Medications and Harsh Skincare
Steroids and corticosteroids can contribute t loose skin. While, skin products, especially cleansers that are harsh and strip away your skin’s natural oil, can accelerate skin sagging.
Too Much UV Exposure
UVA radiation affects your skin at its deeper layers, damaging collagen and other skin structure responsibility for firmer, more elastic skin, thus making your skin less resilient against the effects of gravity.
Home Remedies for Sagging Skin
Firming Skincare Product
While many creams and serums claim to prevent sagging skin, most products may not be able to penetrate deep enough into the skin to have any useful effects on collagen and elastin fibres. There, it is important to pair the creams and serums with other skincare products that contain alpha hydroxyl acids that assist in the penetration of the active ingredients. bSoul Tone Up Phytosomial Serum contains powerful plant antioxidants formulated to penetrate deeply into the dermis layer of your skin. It is very useful for firming your skin and improving its compact look. For optimal results, prep the skin with a chemical skin exfoliant such as bSoul Start-Up Renew Gel.
Protect Your Skin Barrier
A compromised skin barrier can accelerate the premature sagging of your skin. A healthy skin barrier is better at keeping out UVA and balancing the skin’s hydration, protecting the deeper layers of your skin from the harmful damages of UV rays and urban pollution. Use a milk cleanser, especially if you have dry skin. We recommend bSoul’s Physiological Normalisation Kit, a daily skin regime put together with the essential products that work together to rebuild and strengthen your skin barrier.
Exercise helps to reduce the effects of skin ageing. A study shows endurance exercise improves tissue metabolism and can reverse the loosening of the skin.
Food plays an important role in skin health. Supplements have benefits for loose skin their anti-sag and age defence effects. Collagen supplements are all the craze right now, and they come in many forms, such as bone broths, collagen powder and pill form. We recommend IOMA Miracle Capsule for your oral collagen supplement. It is currently the only oral skin supplement that is clinically proven to stimulate the production of new collagen fibres in the dermis.
Antioxidants help to neutralize free radicals that degrade the collagen in your skin. Antioxidants can also stimulate collagen and elastin growth, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and skin sagging. You can get antioxidants from food rich in them, such as eggplants, berries, lean meat, sweet potatoes and whole grains. The list of antioxidant-rich food is non-exhaustive and it is advisable to eat a wide variety of food to ensure your body has access to all forms of antioxidants. BioCode Brightening Beverage is an antioxidant drink that supplements your antioxidant intake if you are not able to get enough from your daily diet. It helps to firm your skin, reduce wrinkles and improve your skin’s natural radiance from the inside out.
Massage helps to improve blood circulation within your skin and stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, keeping your skin firmer and younger-looking. You can go for weekly facial massages. Look out for facials that incorporate connective tissue massage and deep facial tissue massage. Our signature MTM Face Massage (also known as meridian, tissue manipulation) is popular with women who seek to prevent premature sagging of the skin. Such massages are not suitable if you have acne skin.