Expert Advice

How to Firm up Sagging Skin

Posted on December 13, 2019

It’s not a secret that amongst all the signs of ageing, the most obvious is the sagging of skin – especially on your face.

Unlike wrinkles and fine lines, loose skin is more difficult to conceal. Nevertheless, you can still do a variety of things to firm it up.

Here is some general information about sagging skin as well as some anti-ageing tricks to tighten up this imperfection.

What is sagging skin?

Sagging skin refers to the loosening of skin on various body parts such as the face, neck, stomach, buttocks, arms, and legs.

This drooping of the skin happens when the levels of collagen, elastin and facial fat diminish, causing the naturally rigid structure to fall.

What causes sagging skin?

As you age, your skin slowly loses its ability to produce youth-preserving components and substances that aid it to keep its firm shape.

Aside from the normal effects of ageing, too much direct sun exposure is also a known cause of skin damage and contributes to sagging skin.

Other factors that may result in sagging skin are rapid weight loss and pregnancy.

How to firm up sagging skin

Sagging skin can be very unsightly and cause us to feel self-conscious. But you don’t have to simply accept sagging skin.

Here are some available options to help improve your sagging skin:

  1. Undergo a surgical procedure

This is an invasive option if you are aiming for dramatic and immediate results. Medical facelifts and eyelid surgery are common choices to address skin sagging directly.

But remember that going through with a surgical procedure is expensive and requires significant recovery time.

  1. Non-invasive skin tightening procedures

New technology that uses ultrasound, radiofrequency and lasers are referred to as non-invasive skin tightening procedures. They won’t leave you with a wound or an incision as they keep your skin intact as they work. Even so, these treatments may still result in redness and some swelling for a limited time.

  1. Exercising

Since weight loss can be a cause of sagging skin, building muscle mass and undergoing weight training is often recommended. If an additional layer of muscle underneath the skin is built, your skin will eventually look tighter and firmer.

  1. Staying hydrated and eating a balanced diet

Keeping yourself healthy from the inside out will help you attain nutrients that are necessary to keep your skin moisturised and nourished.

Protein-rich foods such as chicken, beef, eggs, and nuts will also provide you with collagen and elastin, to help improve your skin’s health

  1. Getting a massage

Having a massage can aid in improving your blood circulation which is believed to offer some anti-ageing benefits.

  1. Limiting your sun exposure

UV rays are harmful as they damage your skin by causing wrinkles and fine lines. Because of this, it’s best to avoid staying out of the sun for a long time.

Always wear protective clothing like caps, long sleeves, and sunglasses. Also, don’t forget to slather your skin with some high-SPF cream or lotion too.

  1. Using skin firming products

The use of skincare products rich in antioxidants, such as Alpha Hydroxy Acid, retinol and niacinamide are effective in fighting wrinkles, fine lines, sagging skin and other signs of ageing.

Make sure to check that your skin firming cream contains the right ingredients.

Try our Skin Doctors superfacelift™ 50ml product

Our superfacelift™ 50ml is the original “facelift” in a jar that works to firm skin and reduce sagging. It also reduces forehead wrinkles by 86% in 4 weeks.

Its microencapsulated retinol promises to:

  • Reduce the appearance of forehead wrinkles by up to 86% in 4 weeks
  • Reduce the appearance of crow’s feet by 63% in 8 weeks

It also helps to:

  • Improve the cell renewal process
  • Stimulate the synthesis of collagen and elastin
  • Improve firmness, tone & moisturisation of the skin

Just note that it is recommended for:

  • All skin types (Caution for sensitive skins and not for use in pregnancy)
  • Reduced skin firmness and loss of elasticity
  • Sallow and sagging skin
  • Aged skin as a treatment

Our Skin Doctors superfacelift™ 50ml product is best used after cleansing with Skin Doctors pH balancing cleanser 100ml.

Apply it in conjunction with Skin Doctors™ SPF protection during the day and your choice of Skin Doctors™ moisturiser at night.

Due to the AHA and Vitamin A in this product, increased sun sensitivity may be experienced. Supermoist SPF 50 MUST be used daily when using superfacelift.

Don’t lose your youthful look because of loosening skin! Give your skin a firmer and more youthful look today.

For more information, visit our website: https://www.skindoctors.com.au/supermoist-24hr-hydration-50ml/