While we might not feel our age, when it comes to our skin, it can give the game away sometimes. It goes through many changes during the aging process, some more evident than others. Fine lines and wrinkles can become more pronounced around the eyes and mouth and can become more obvious on the forehead. The skin can look thinner in general and dark spots can appear. Another visible sign of aging on the skin is sagging. Read on to learn how to treat sagging skin.
What causes sagging skin?
Collagen and elastin are proteins that keep the skin firm, smooth and give structure and elasticity to the skin. As we age, the production of these proteins decreases, leading to wrinkles and sagging skin. The skin gradually loses collagen from around the age of 25, causing the skin to sag, while a loss of elasticity leads to wrinkles.
Numerous factors other than aging can contribute to the sagging of the skin on your face. Sun exposure is a leading cause of skin sagging. We recommend wearing sunscreen daily as UV rays from the skin can cause skin damage, breaking down collagen and elastin. It can speed up the skin’s aging process, causing it to sag prematurely. Other factors like smoking, drinking alcohol, a poor diet and lack of exercise can negatively impact the skin.
How to protect the skin from sagging
Wear SPF daily. As mentioned earlier, UV rays can cause skin damage as they degrade the collagen in the skin. You may notice that people who have tanned a lot have more sagging skin than someone who protects their skin with sunscreen. Wearing sunscreen every day throughout the year, no matter the weather, will ensure that you protect your skin from damaging UV rays. Add a sunscreen from Image Skincare’s PREVENTION+ range to provide maximum protection.
How to treat sagging skin
When it comes to anti-aging, it’s best to know your ingredients to get the best results. Image Skincare’s The MAX Stem Cell Serum has a multi-peptide formula that works to restore resilience to the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles. It also contains plant stem cells that have shown the potential to alleviate the visible signs of aging. The serum contains a powerful and stable form of vitamin C, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, which reduces the signs of aging.
These ingredients are concentrated in The MAX Stem Cell Serum, so they are much more potent and effective than if they were in a moisturiser.
For your serum to work effectively, you should apply it to cleansed skin. The MAX facial cleanser sweeps away makeup and impurities with a nourishing formula that conditions the skin. This cleanser is an excellent addition to your anti-aging skincare routine because it also contains advanced peptides and plant extracts.
Book an Image Skincare treatment
One of the best ways to improve the appearance of sagging skin is to have regular treatments with an Image skincare professional. The Wrinkle Lift chemical peel contains professional levels of glycolic acid and retinol to support the skin’s elasticity while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Learn more about how to treat sagging skin from your local Image Skincare professional.