Causes and natural remedies for sagging of skin


With age, many changes take place in our body one of which is sagging skin. Skin loses its youthfulness and starts to become loose, dull, and old looking particularly in the neck area, due to the depleting of collagen and elastin of the skin. Sun exposure is also one of the reasons for skin to lose its elasticity. Ultraviolet rays of the sun damage the skin cells which over a period of time can increase the effects of aging on the skin. These sun rays break down the collagen and elastin that may lead to sagging of skin and wrinkles. Another reason for sagging of skin may be loss of weight drastically within a short span of time. Skin also tends to sag due to pregnancy.

Sagging of skin affects both men and women. There are some ways to get relief from this problem. Some may like to take Botox injection, although this involves injecting harmful chemicals and does not last long. Another method to overcome this problem is firming up the skin through cosmetics surgery. This procedure is quite expensive and painful and beyond the reach of most people. There are also some natural remedies that are also quite effective cheap and safe.

Precautions to stop or slow down sagging of skin

Minimize the exposure to sun particularly during noon when the intensity of ultraviolet rays is very strong. Always apply sunscreen half an hour before going out.
Take a daily diet that is rich in Vitamin C and E. Vitamin C helps to promote the production of collagen. Vitamin E has antioxidant properties that protect and repair the skin and neutralize the oxidant effects of free radicals. You may find vitamin C in papaya, kiwi, oranges, blueberries, and broccoli, etc. whereas vitamin E is available in almonds, sunflower seeds, yams, and germ oil.
Do not smoke as smoking causes the skin to sag and age quickly. Smoking causes shrinking of blood vessels thus decreasing the flow of blood and deprives the supply of sufficient quantity of oxygen and nutrients to the skin. Smoking also damages collagen and elastin.

Keep your skin hydrated. Drink a sufficient quantity of water every day to prevent the skin from turning scaly and dry as dry skin is more prone to sagging. Fresh fruits like watermelon, oranges, and pineapples are a rich source of water and will help in hydrating the skin.
Exfoliation of the skin removes dead cells, open skin cell from the surface, and promotes circulation. This can keep your skin vibrant and in good health. Do not allow face mask to dry for a longer period as drying may also harm your skin.

Natural remedies for sagging skin

Skin firming masks, Facial exercises, and skin tightener is the natural way to slow down the effect of aging on the skin and reduce the effect of sagging skin.

Skin Firming Mask:

Lemon juice for sagging skin

  • One beaten egg white
  • One tablespoon cornstarch
Mix Juice of half lemon with 1 beaten egg white and 1 tablespoon of cornstarch thoroughly to make a smooth paste to apply at your face. The lemon will work as a cleanser and exfoliate the skin and egg white will nourish and firm the skin tone whereas cornstarch will soften the skin after removing impurities from the skin. Apply it for 10-15 minutes and then wash your face with Luke warm water. This mask is more beneficial for oily skin. Cleanse the skin before applying a facemask.

Facial Exercises

Exercise 1: Sit or stand straight and bend your head backward to look at the ceiling while keeping your lips together (do not close tightly). Start a chewing movement and repeat it 20 times. This is a good exercise to help to get rid of the double chin.

Exercise 2: Sit or stand straight and bend your head backward to look at the ceiling while keeping your lips together but relaxed. Place your lower lip over your top lip as far as possible and keep for a count of five. Return head to normal position and repeat exercise 10 times. Read More

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