One of the common complaints women in their 40s have is that of a drooping skin. They get all panicked and worked up over the little lines and sag surfacing on their skin.
And in their efforts to rejuvenate and revive their earlier younger-looking skin, most try various chemical or alternative methods and treatments.
If you too are one looking for such ways, don’t make the common mistake that the rest do! That is, before starting just about any treatment, you should understand the reasons behind your saggy skin. Most women tend to overlook the….
Reasons behind Sagging Skin
Sagging Skin is basically one of the effects of aging on your skin. The most common body parts that are affected by sagging skin are your face and thighs. Many factors contribute in making your skin loose and droopy.
1. Loss of Elastin and Collagen
The Elastin, fibers that work as rubber bands within our tissues, and collagen, the supportive connective tissue are lost with age.
Elastin basically lets your skin to return back to its original position after stretching. It also keeps your skin smooth and soft. When the elastin fiber reduces within your tissues, it renders your skin old and saggy.
2. Sun Exposure and Damage
Skin also becomes droops due to extrinsic aging which is caused by extensive exposure to sun rays. The UV radiations from sun directly damage your DNA which in turn damages your skin and makes it saggy. Sun damage also speeds up aging process.
3. Weight Fluctuations
Sometimes abrupt weight fluctuations like massive weight loss causes skin sagging. You might be disappointed by your saggy figure. Your elastin is affected by these fluctuations and stretch marks are left on your skin.
Now that you know the factors that cause sagging skin you can work on a few ways in which you can tighten your skin and halt it from sagging.
Prevention of Sagging Skin
A good way to prevent sagging skin is to keep your skin hydrated at all times. For this purpose you can use a moisturizer. There are a wide variety of moisturizers available out there that have vitamins and chemicals that let your skin remain smooth and soft.
Skin experts recommend wearing sun screens and avoiding sun exposure at least in peak day time. Sun damage should be avoided at any cost. You obviously don’t want sun-burn at this point in your life. Start off by wearing a hat or taking an umbrella while walking to work or going out for grocery in the morning.
Instead of going on a crash diet, you should lose weight gradually. This will not only prevent your skin from sagging but it will also be beneficial for your health in the long-run.
Finally, you should take care of your diet. Observe your daily food intake and make a list of the foods that are good for you as what goes inside shows on your skin. Try to keep off fatty and processed food.
When all else fails, it is recommended that you visit your dermatologist who will advise you to do the things suitable for your skin condition.