Saggy Skin and How to Treat It
Saggy skin is the loosening of skin on the body or face.
What Are the Causes of Saggy Skin?
Saggy skin over the body is a normal part of aging. Over time the skin looses its elasticity due to decreased levels of collagen production. Muscles in the face and body also begin to fatigue combining to produce the appearance of sagging skin. Other reasons for sagging skin include:
- Regular or Excessive sun exposure (UV radiation)
The most common reasons for saggy skin are aging, smoking and sun exposure. Over time, collagen depletes in our skin due to a variety of factors, but most notably genetic reasons. If you have a family member who looks a lot like you and they have very saggy skin then you are probably going to follow that same path with no intervention. However, there are definitely things you can do to slow down saggy skin from taking it’s course on your face and on your life in general. Most importantly is to avoid regular sun exposure because UV radiation breaks down collagen in the skin quicker so you age quicker. Simple solution. Don’t smoke is another one because smoking ages your skin by closing off blood supply to your skin which makes it harder to repair itself after damage. Eat a healthy diet with no processed foods, this is important because your body makes new skin cells all the time and what you put in your mouth will eventually become new skin and other body parts in the future so if you put garbage in your mouth, that’s all your body has to work with as a nutritional supplement to make a new you. Get a lot of sleep, this is a simple one but sleep plays a huge role in our health and happiness so make sure you get as much as possible to enjoy what years you have on this big blue marble.