From as early as the age of 25, a person’s skin can show signs of aging, including loss of elasticity. This results in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face, and sagging skin on other parts of the body, such as the neck, arms, and abdomen.
The skin begins to sag not just from aging but because of a variety of reasons.
Decrease in collagen and elastin production
Collagen is a protein found in the bones, joints and tendons. It’s responsible for keeping the skin look youthful by providing structure to the skin’s layers. Elastin, another protein, is present in the connective tissues in the body and responsible for keeping the tissues in shape after contracting or stretching.
As you age, the body’s collagen and elastin production decreases, resulting in the loss of firm skin structure that leads to saggy skin.
With Australia being in the Southern Hemisphere, it experiences unusually harsh sunlight. And with daylight lasting between 9 and 15 hours, Australians are exposed to harsh sunlight for long periods.
The UV rays from the sun break down the skin’s elastin, leading to premature skin aging, which results in sagging.
Excessive smoking and drinking negatively impact the health of the entire body, including the skin. The chemicals in cigarettes constrict blood flow, which can starve the skin of its needed nutrients to stay healthy. Similarly, alcohol dehydrates the skin, leading to sagging.
Fortunately, there are plenty of safe and pain-free procedures you can do to combat the signs of premature skin aging, particularly sagging skin. Plenty of skincare clinics offer skin tightening procedures using the latest laser skin tightening machines.
These procedures work well on their own, but they can provide even better results when you also take care of your skin at home. Below, we listed some at-home skin-tightening solutions you can try.
Skin care is one of the most effective ways to keep signs of premature skin aging at bay. You don’t even have to buy expensive products to give your skin some TLC. You’re likely to find skin-nourishing and firming ingredients in your kitchen.
Egg whites, dark chocolate and coconut oil are some of the ingredients you may have at home that you can use for facials. Oatmeal, honey and lemon also work wonders. Apart from skin tightening, they are also smoothening, containing natural exfoliants that help reduce the appearance of acne and blackheads.
Getting Enough Sleep
The term beauty sleep is popular for a reason. When you get enough sleep, your body produces more human growth hormone (HGH), which helps the skin remain more elastic and less likely to sag or wrinkle.
Apart from HGH, the skin also produces new collagen while you sleep. And as previously established, collagen is responsible for keeping your skin firm.
If you want a completely free solution to skin tightening, then doing facial exercises is the answer. According to a 2018 study, doing “facial yoga” has a positive effect on rejuvenating aging skin by inducing underlying muscle growth.
Simply cue up some facial yoga tutorials online, follow the steps and you can keep your facial muscles and skin tighter at home.
Keep Your Skin Supple and Youthful
Alma Lasers is a leading provider of the best skin-tightening technologies that firm and contour not just the face but different parts of the body. To learn more about our cutting edge commercial laser skin tightening machines, explore our website today.