Sagging skin and loss of definition can appear anywhere on the body and face, most common areas are the neck, arms and abdomen. One of the main causes of sagging skin is age. As we age, our skin tends to lose collagen and elastin, the supportive connective tissue that makes it look firm, plump and youthful.
This process can results in sagging skin around the face, neck and body. In addition to this, facial muscles can weaken with age and eventually cause a drop. Sun exposure can also reduce skin's elasticity. Finally, sudden weight loss, especially large amounts of weight over a short period of time, can also cause the skin to sag dramatically.
Practise facial massage
Facial massage brings blood to the skin's surface, giving you an instant glow. A gentle massage, helps to tone the underlying muscles and provides increased support for the top layers of your skin. This increased support serves to pull the skin tight and ultimately reduces the appearance of sagging skin.
Applying skincare on neck with upward strokes
So many people focus on the lifting effect that they want from the skincare they apply to their neck. That’s all well and good - but any folds or wrinkles actually open upwards. To make sure your wonder products are getting to where they need to be, start by applying them with downwards strokes. Then massage your neck upwards for that all-important lifting effect.
Use Serums with Active Ingredients
Serums containing vitamin A/Retinol deeply repair the lower layers of the skin to regenerate collagen and elastin, renew ageing cells and generate new healthy cells. Resulting in less visible fine lines, and plumped skin.
Sensitive skin is caused by nerve endings in the top layer of skin becoming irritated. This occurs because your skin’s natural barrier function is weakened and has broken down due to a trigger. Common causes of sensitive skin can include:
• Sun exposure • Exposure to air pollution • Frequent changes in temperature • Very hot water • Lack of sleep • Hormonal changes during your menstrual cycle or pregnancy • Stress and late nights • Chlorine in swimming pools • Dry skin • Dehydration
Always wear sun cream
Everyone knows that skin redness caused by a sunburn is bad, but what some people don't realize is that simply tanning is extremely damaging to the skin. Damaged skin is easily irritated, which spells out trouble for those with chronically sensitive skin.
Avoid your triggers
Many sensitive skin causes, like using skin care products with harsh ingredients, drinking too much coffee or alcohol, smoking, not getting enough sleep and more can be avoided or minimised. Knowing your skin and what can trigger a sensitivity false up is key to help soothe both naturally sensitive and temporarily sensitised skin.
Strengthen your skin's barrier
Sensitive skin is weakened skin - that's why ordinary skin care products, poor daily habits and the environment can cause irritation and dryness. Look for products that help strengthen the skin's barrier, to calm reactivity and diminish signs of overactivity.
Protect against pollution
92% of the world's population is breathing polluted air and live in an area where outdoor air quality fails to meet their guidelines for safety. Skin exposed to daily toxic pollution becomes prematurely aged, weakened, dull, dehydrated and sensitised. Always use anti-pollution products, like ALPHA GLOW FLASH FACIAL, to protect skin.