Unless science makes a miraculous discovery, it’s safe to say that we have no option but to face up to the fact that we are all going to get old and sagging skin is unfortunately an inevitable part of the aging process. You can avoid the sun, you can eat all the right foods, and you can use the most expensive skincare products in the world, but the time will come when you start noticing those dreaded fine lines and wrinkles appearing on your face and neck.
While there is essentially no way to avoid the onset of old age, there certainly are certain measures we can take in order to slow the clock down a little, at least as far as personal appearance is concerned. In this short article, we’re going to take a look at a few simple steps you can take to combat sagging skin, without having to spend your life savings.
First and foremost, you need to limit the amount of time you’re exposed to direct sunlight. Sure it’s nice to have a tan, but if you spend hours and hours lying in the sun, and you do it frequently, your skin is definitely going to age prematurely. While a certain amount of sunlight is in fact good for you, you do need to protect your skin, and particularly the skin on your face and neck. To achieve this goal, make sure you use a good quality sun block or some other form of lotion which has UV protection, along with a suitable hat or cap.
Your next line of defense involves your diet, together with your general eating habits. Many people have a habit of eating as much as they want, and also eating anything they want. Before they know it, they’ve put on a huge amount of weight, and once they realize this, they immediately go on diet to get rid of all that extra weight. Once they’ve succeeded they revert back to their old ways, only to put on weight all over again, and so the cycle continues. What they don’t realize is that this “gain weight – lose weight” habit places a tremendous amount of strain on the skin. By the time you reach your mid thirties or early forties, your skin will have lost most of its elasticity, which in turn results in sagging skin.
Ideally you need to try and maintain a steady weight, and of course, you also need to focus on eating the proper foods, including plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. If you believe you’re not eating a fully balanced diet that contains all the necessary vitamins and minerals, then it’s essential that you make use of good quality dietary supplements. You also need to make sure your diet contains other important things such as Omega-3 fatty oils. If not, find a good supplement, because Omega-3 fatty oils are known to be remarkably effective at combating sagging skin. Lastly but not least, it’s crucial that you drink enough water, not only on the odd day here and there, but every single day.
Apart from limiting your time in the sun and eating a healthy diet, you should also use one or two good quality skin care products. This doesn’t mean you need to buy the most expensive products there are, and in fact, it’s better that don’t buy them because most of them just don’t deliver the results one would expect. With that said, there are a number of creams and lotions one can use in order to slow down the effects of aging. For example, you could use a skin tightening cream to reduce sagging skin under the eyes.
Of course, it’s always nice to keep the best part for last – get more sleep! A person, on average, requires roughly eight hours of uninterrupted sleep per night, and if you’re sleeping less than this, it’s going to start showing, and the first place it’s going to start showing is your face. Also, keep in mind that smoking and drinking are both major contributors to sagging skin, and especially smoking.