As soon as I hit my 40’s I started noticing that quite a few of my friends had started to get very conscious about the firmness of their skin.
I realized that there were couple of reasons why this particular batch of my friends were suffering from the early signs of sagging skin, mainly, a mix of hard partying lifestyle and not taking proper care of their skin when they were younger had precipitated this problem.
Skin sags when it is not able to retain its elasticity and firmness.
Though it’s generally due to aging, but a lot of times, due to other reasons it skin can age premature as well.
There can be many reasons for the skin to lose its normal tightness. Some of them could be:-
- Repetitive facial expressions
- Excessive alcohol or smoking
- Exposure to the sun
- Bad diet habits
- Sudden weight loss
- Loss of muscle due to inactivity
- Water retention
Though sagging of the skin cannot be naturally reversed completely but it can be delayed and reduced remarkably.
Presently there is a wide choice of abrasive treatments like chemical peels, surgical skin lifting procedures and plastic surgeries, which can give instant results.
But these procedures can also have certain side effects on your overall health which might be irreversible later.
The good news is that just by making few lifestyle changes and using some home remedies the firmness of your skin can be majorly retained and even reversed.
Here are a few ways in which you can achieve this.
Massage with good body oils using upward strokes can be highly beneficial for treating sagging skin.
Massage helps in good circulation of the blood and when done properly can give some really good results in a short span of time.
Lack of hydration can cause water retention in the body and leave the skin haggard and lose.Keeping yourself hydrated by drinking lots of water will help the skin cells to remain firm and plump.
The harmful UVA rays can speed up the skin ageing process.
Therefore it’s very important to wear a sunscreen suitable for your skin type before going out in the sun.
Sudden fluctuation in weight without the appropriate muscle training can leave the skin loose and hanging.
Weight training and regular exercise can help tone up the skin up by strengthening and conditioning the muscles under it.
5.Stop Smoking and reduce your drinking
Too much alcohol or smoking will take a toll on the skin.
The harmful effects of drinking and smoking start showing the signs of ageing much before time and make it look sagged and bloated.
Our skin loses its bounce and sags with age but it’s still possible to slow the aging process by just taking a few consistent steps everyday.
The sooner we start taking care of our skin the better, the above mentioned tips will not only help with maintaining youthful and glowing skin but improve your overall health as well.