Have you wondered why your skin sags as it ages and what is the best way to stop the sag? Gravity holds you on the earth and keeps you from floating into space, but it also has an impact on your skin’s appearance as you age. Gravity, coupled with lifestyle, the natural aging process, sun exposure, and even weight loss combine to make your skin droop and sag. However, thanks to modern science and medicine, it is entirely possible to prevent, delay, and even reverse sagging skin.
Sagging Skin Influencers
Some people notice a sagging face at 30! Others see sagging body skin in their 40’s and 50’s. Your lifestyle has a significant impact on how your skin holds up over your life. The two that have the largest impact on your skin’s health are smoking and photoaging.
When you smoke, you trigger cell-destroying free radicals. These are oxygen molecules that used to be healthy, but are now unstable. Without intervention they lead to skin that is less smooth and firm. Studies have shown that smokers have more wrinkles faster than non-smokers of the same age and lifestyle . (Source).
The sun, which photo ages your skin, does its damage at the cellular level. Both UVA and UVB radiation can cause damage to skin cell’s DNA and stop them from working effectively. According to WebMD:
Sunlight damages certain fibers in the skin called elastin. The skin also bruises and tears more easily and takes longer to heal. So while sun damage may not show when you’re young, it will later in life.
Stress, diet, hydration and sleep all play a role in how your skin handles environmental factors like sun and pollution.
Why Your Skin Sags
Elastin and collagen are the two components of the skin that hold it in place. Fat under the skin can also have an influence over how your skin fits your body, which is why people who rapidly lose weight have skin that sags.
Collagen and elastin are both proteins. Elastin is what gives the skin its elasticity, or stretchiness, allowing it to bounce back into place. Collagen is what gives it its plumpness and smoothness. Collagen is much more present in your body than elastin is, and is the support structure for your bones and organs as well as your skin. As you age and your collagen breaks down it deteriorates from your bones and your cartilage as well, which can contribute to the skin becoming loose, especially around your face and your neck. Gravity plays a role in this, as well as sleep position and facial movements:
When the skin loses its elasticity, gravity causes drooping of the eyebrows and eyelids, looseness and fullness under the cheeks and jaw (jowls and “double chin”), and longer ear lobes.
Facial movement lines become more visible after the skin starts losing its elasticity (usually as people reach their 30s and 40s). Lines may appear horizontally on the forehead, vertically on the skin above the root of the nose (glabella), or as small curved lines on the temples, upper cheeks, and around the mouth.
Sleep creases result from the way the head is positioned on the pillow and may become more visible after the skin starts losing its elasticity. Sleep creases are commonly located on the side of the forehead, starting above the eyebrows to the hairline near the temples, as well as on the middle of the cheeks. Sleeping on your back may improve these sleep creases or prevent them from becoming worse. (Source).
Elastin breaks down, like collagen, with age and due to the environment and lifestyle choices. Elastin fibers are like a rubber band, in that they can be stretched quite far (up to 200%) before breaking. Eventually they do wear out and break down. One of the best ways to maintain elastin is to eat a diet high in lutein. You can accomplish this by eating healthy, including plenty of dark green vegetables in your diet, and treating your skin right.
Collagen Rx Plus by SABRINA: Stop Skin From Sagging
Making good lifestyle choices will help you keep your skin from becoming prematurely damaged. Sabrina Beauty’s Anti-Aging Skin Cream will take care of the sag. Enhanced with marine collagen, green apple stem cells and lots of antioxidants, Collagen Rx Plus works wonders. It moisturizes incredibly well, which helps to keep the skin healthy. Thanks to advances in nanotechnology, it absorbs tiny collagen molecules directly into the skin’s layers to deliver a boost where it matters. Remember that in order for elastin to keep your skin firm, it needs collagen working with it. The stem cells work to slow down the natural aging process and extend your natural youth. The other compounds help to keep your skin bright, smooth, and healthy by eliminating free radicals and inflammation that can occur. In addition to preventing and fixing sagging skin, you will be eliminating fine lines and wrinkles when you use this twice daily.