You probably thought it was bad enough for you when you noticed you had dark under-eye circles and facial wrinkles, but now sagging neck skin can make it even harder to look younger. Makeup or eye creams can help to hide wrinkles and puffiness, but sagging skin is another matter entirely.
Understanding that aging is a natural part of life is important. We need to learn to embrace our bodies and imperfections as the years go by, but at the same time, we should be open to learning about how to take care of our skin. This is the best way to decrease the rate of aging.
If you want to improve a specific area of your face or body, you have come to the right place!
You can work to firm up your sagging skin without having any cosmetic surgery performed. You will be pleased to learn about better ways to firm up that loose skin. Check the ingredients of the creams you want to use on your neck, to make sure they are natural.
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What Causes Skin to Sag?
You may wonder what causes your skin to sag. As it ages, the surface of your skin becomes damaged, due to years of exposure to extreme temperatures, wind, and sunlight. This is especially true if you work outdoors.
Taking preventative measures is the best way to avoid sagging skin. We will cover how to do this later on in this post. For the time being, know that skin sags due to factors that may be out of our control such as genetics. Remember that it’s never your fault for having saggy skin and the best you can do to manage it is to treat it.
Your skin will fight this damage as long as it can, but as you age, the fighting gets weaker, and skin begins breaking down. This happens most often to those whose skin is lacking in proteins and fatty acids. Losing elastin and collagen also leads to sagging skin, since the skin needs those to help it keep the fibers of your skin tightly together.
Here are some steps to take to improve and lessen the appearance of sagging skin:
Moisturizing your face every morning and night is one of the best ways to improve your complexion. Be sure you are using a moisturizer that is for your skin type. This will boost collagen production as well as elastin.
Hydrated skin leads to firmer, glowing skin. You’ll notice after only a few days of moisturizing your skin every day that it looks and feels better. It’s also a great step to incorporate into your makeup routine. Prior to applying foundation, moisturize your skin to achieve that smooth, flawless finish.
Use Products With Natural Ingredients
If you’ve tried chemical treatments to get rid of your sagging neck skin, you may have found them unable to fully repair the skin. Natural products get better consistent results. These ingredients include honey, passion fruit, avocado, Jojoba and other natural products. These ingredients can help in the rejuvenation of your collagen, which in turn allows your skin to become more elastic again. Using natural products will often give you longer-lasting results, as well.
With this being said, before investing in any product look at the label for ingredients. You may already do this for food. Just like looking at what you’re putting into your body, taking a glance at what a label tells you is important, especially if you have sensitive skin.
Too much sun can be harmful to both our skin and health. It leads to sunburns, skin damage, cancer, and premature aging. This includes tanning beds, so be sure to stay away from them if you’re trying to improve your skin. Keep out of the sun as much as you can, to protect your skin, and wear a light bandana or scarf if you need to.
Moreover, always wear sunscreen (at least 30 SPF) whenever you’re outside running errands. If you go to the beach be sure to wear a broad spectrum throughout the entire day. Consider sitting under an umbrella and limiting sun exposure as much as you can. Today, you can find SPF in almost all skincare products including foundation, lotions, serums, etc.
Exercising on a regular schedule can also help to defeat sagging neck skin. You can do various exercises for your neck that will help tighten the skin that we’ll get to down below. Take at least 30 minutes of your day to do some sort of physical exercise, whether it’s going for a walk or some mild weight lifting. This is a fantastic way to tone your body and achieve firmer skin.
A natural cream will help you get rid of sagging neck skin, and moisturize your skin cells while it works. Any product that aids in the new growth of elastin and collagen will give your skin the weapons it needs to fight back against wrinkles.
Anti-aging and anti-wrinkle night creams are also beneficial for removing or reducing sagging skin on your neck. Many of these products are formulated for the face, but you can use them on your neck, as well. Shea Butter and vitamin E, among other ingredients, can stimulate new fiber and new cell production.
Eat the Right Foods
Your body makes new fibers with elasticity on a continuous basis, to replace the fibers that become damaged. These fibers come from amino acids, found in foods that you eat which are high in protein. Getting enough vitamin C and protein can help keep you and your skin healthier.
If you feel like you’re not getting all the nutrients your body needs within your daily diet, start taking some vitamins. A multi-vitamin every day is a great way to stay healthy and a nice addition to your skincare routine. You’ll be able to not only see but also feel the benefits.
The skin’s most natural moisturizer is water, so drink plenty of it. Skin cells that are well-hydrated are firm and tight. Sagging neck skin can be symptomatic of a serious problem with dehydration. You don’t even have to be thirsty to drink. Drinking water all day long will help with your overall health, and the health of your skin, as well.
Exercising your neck is one of the best ways to maintain firm skin and get rid of saggy skin. There are several yoga moves you can try, but here are just 2 of our favorites:
- Smile! Keep your mouth closed while engaging your neck and smile. This one is so easy and a good workout for your saggy neck. 2-3 minutes a day is sufficient.
- Our next exercises are to sit down with your back straight, bend your neck back until you’re looking up at the ceiling, pout your lips like you are kissing something, and hold the pose for a few seconds. Repeat this exercise about 10 times per day.
Facial rollers also exist to incorporate in your daily facial exercise routine. They look like mini paint rollers and plump out wrinkles. Use it on your neck at least once a day for best results.
Getting rid of saggy neck skin won’t happen overnight. It’s an everyday process that requires time, patience, and commitment. Follow these tips and you’ll begin seeing results in no time!