When considering how your appearance is going to age over time. Its hard not to take a good long look in the mirror and wonder what your face and neck is going to look like. Pushing and pulling at your neck and face, may appear that your skin can look better if it was just a little tighter and firmer. Instead of starting to worry that this is the beginning of the end for you for younger looking skin, understand that there are some actions and precautions that you can take to help make your skin look and feel its best for longer. We often forget that our skin does not stop at the chin and that gravity weighs a much heavier effect on the skin around the neck and chest area due to the natural pull, extra exposure to sun and other environmental factors. With that being said it is extra important that we take care of the skin on our neck to prevent sagging and keep that sensitive area looking youthful. While skincare products are the best treatments to remove saggy skin, there are also some other methods of prevention and treatment that can help to reduce, prevent and get rid of saggy skin on the neck.
1. Eat A Healthy Diet
The reason It is so important to eat a healthy diet is that our body needs the energy in order to keep it going in top shape. If we feed our body food that lacks in nutrition, then we will see that our body can not run itself at an optimal level. Giving your body tons of dense and nutrients rise vegetables, antioxidant fruit and omega-3’s are great ways to help your body and skin heal and rejuvenate itself from the inside out, preventing any sort of sogginess or skin issues.
2. Stay Hydrated
If we don’t drink water our cells can shrink and shrivel up, causing us to look tired and dull, making our skin more susceptible to fine lines and wrinkles as well as not giving our skin cells the nutrients it needs to regenerate at a healthy rate. The longer it takes for our cells to turn over, the higher the chance that our skin will develop fine lines and wrinkles, and get saggy. Keeping yourself hydrated by both drinking plenty of water as well as using a hydrating lotion are equally important in skin health.
3. Exercise Your Neck Muscles
You exercise your body to keep it tight and toned, so that should also include areas of your body that you might forget are important. Your neck and face can also we exercised to help stimulate muscles, collagen growth and healthy cell turnover. Stretch and scrunch up your face to loosen up the muscles and try smiling in a 6 part process with your moth closed and your neck tight. Then tilt your head back and use your neck muscles to hold your head up and your tighten and loosen your face, contracting the muscles and relaxing. This can help strengthen your skin and prevent it from sagging.
4. Invest In An Anti Aging Skin Care System
It is not really ever too young to start getting serious about your skins health. And the best thing that you can do is to invest in a skincare regimen that is going to really make an impact on your skins health. When looking for a good skincare routine it is important to find active ingredients that compliment each other. Retinol is an anti agin ingredient that helps rebuild collagen and elastin fibers. Hyaluronic Acid is a hydrator and filler that attaches water molecules to skin cells to fill in the space between the skin and the tissue, binding the skin cells and creating a naturally firm and plump look. Peptides are antioxidants that help rid the body of harmful free radicals and give your immune system a boost to keep your skin in optimal health. Taking all of these ingredients and using them in conjunction with natural ingredients like jojoba oil or aloe vera, are excellent ways to ensure your have a skincare routine that is effective and natural.
5. Protect Yourself From Harmful Rays
The best way to prevent your skin from sagging is to help prevent your skin cells from getting damaged. The most damaging environmental factor on your skin are the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays. By applying a broad spectrum sunscreen of over 30 SPF to your face, neck and chest whenever you leave the house, you have a better chance of keeping your skin cells healthy and holding on to essential elasticity and collagen in the skin that gives it that youthful bounce and the smooth and vibrant appearance. If you want to ensure that you are getting the most out of your sunscreen, use a face cream that not only protects from the sun but also contains active anti aging ingredients like Retinol. Peptides and Hyaluronic acid.
6. Lose Weight Gradually
If you lose weight in an unhealthy amount of time, your skin does not have the ability to heal itself and shrink back to a normal size. If you lose weight too rapidly and the skin stays stretched out, the weight of the skin plus the gravity cause the skin to continue to stretch and doesn’t allow it to shrink properly. This can cause a lot of complications with people who are losing weight because their skin does not match how their body feels. Often times when this happens people opt to get skin removal surgery, because there is no way that the skin is able to shrink back to its original size. If you are attempting to lose weight it is important that you do so in a healthy and natural way with realistic goal to give your body proper time to adjust back to how it should be.
7. Massage Your Neck With Olive Oil
Combining the natural relaxing effects of olive oil with the ultra hydrating and healing properties of olive oil are essential for the treatment of saggy sink and creating a smooth, firm and healthy complexion. When you receive a massage, the muscles and tissues on your body are being activated and are releasing toxins, as well as being jumpstarted on their healing and rejuvenation. When your tissues are stimulated, so is collagen production and the repair of elastin fibers, all important to keeping skin looking healthy and young. When you pair this with olive oil, which is a natural hydrant, your skin will become extremely smooth. Olive oil is also packed with antioxidant which battle free radicals that are harmful to skin cells, all of which can keep your skin tight and firm.
Author Name – Brittany Artwohl
Brittany Artwohl is a fitness expert and outdoor enthusiast in sunny Arizona. A certified first-responder, lifeguard and fitness trainer, she has also worked as a professional nutrition writer with a focus on nutraceuticals for over 7 years delivering newsletters, blogs, press releases, product listings and more. Today, you’ll find her work at mtnweekly.com, budnow.com, beverlyhillsmd.comand Vital Updates, among others.