Our skin on the face and neck sags as we age. No one likes saggy skin. We all want tighter and youthful-looking skin. But why do our face and neck sag? It is because of the lack of collagen. What is Collagen? It is a protein present in between our muscles and bone. Collagen keeps the skin on our face and neck tighter. As we age, collagen in our body decreases, and that results in sagging of the skin.
Also, there are some other reasons because of which our skin sags. These include smoking excessively, extreme weight loss and gain, getting exposed to UVA and UVB rays, etc. But you don’t need to worry because here are some powerful tips that will help you to get rid of sagging face and neck:
1. Cut down on sugar
Sugar is an enemy to our body as it increases the process of ageing in our system. It reduces the production of collagen. If you cut down on sugar, it will help your body to increase the production of collagen. So now, say goodbye to those sweet cupcakes and chocolates. Instead, you can eat dark chocolate, fresh fruits, and resort to natural sweeteners like Stevia.
2. Facial exercises
Just like we exercise to strengthen other muscles in our body, we must tighten muscles on our neck and face. Use face-rollers and do facial yoga. Doing facial exercises increases the blood circulation in our face and neck. It will make your skin on your face and neck tighter Click To Tweet. Even, you will have a glowing complexion as due to blood circulation, cells beneath your skin with oxygen and other vital nutrients.
Some of the effective facial exercises include:
Exercise 1: Stretch for cheek muscles
1. Close your lips
2. And pout
3. Suck in your cheeks
4. Hold in for 15-30 seconds and repeat it 5-6 times
Exercise 2: Clear lines on your forehead
2. Raise your eyebrows upwards
3. Open your eyes widely
4. Hold it for 10-15 seconds and repeat 5-10 times
Exercise 3: Stretch muscles around the neck
1. Tilt your neck back
2. Look at the ceiling
3. Pucker your lips and push them forward
4. Hold it for 10-15 seconds; repeat 5 times
Repeat these basic exercises daily to see effective results.
Moisturizing your face and neck is very necessary. Your skin will be silky-smooth and firm. Use moisturizers that contain vitamin C and E to prevent skin sagging. You can even apply aloe-vera gel. It will work as a natural moisturizer and will also hydrate your skin Click To Tweet. Also, please don’t forget to moisturize your neck area, we often forget that, don’t we?
4. Stick to a balanced diet
You don’t need to go on some fancy diet. Eat a clean and balanced diet. Start by cutting down processed foods and soft drinks. Include superfoods in your diet that will help you to tighten your skin. Eat protein-rich food. Include chickpeas, avocado, eggs, nuts, honey, leafy greens in your diet. Eating a healthy diet will help you to get rid of sagging.
5. Maintain your weight
Extreme weight loss is one of the reasons for sagging the face and neck. While burning the extra fat, our skin stretches, the result is saggy skin. Even when you want to lose weight, opt for weight training, it will help you to prevent sagging of your skin. So, maintain your weight by eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly.
6. Use sunscreen daily
In today’s time, we frequently get exposed to heat. UVA and UVB rays have harmful effects on our skin, and even makes our skin saggy. It is always necessary to apply sunscreen while you are stepping out. Use sunscreen with SPF 50 or more. Also, use sunscreen daily, irrespective of any weather. In the long run, this habit will benefit your skin as well as reduce your skin from sagging.
7. Stop smoking
Everyone knows how harmful smoking is for our overall health. Smoking increases the ageing process of the skin. It reduces blood vessels in our body, essential nutrients and oxygen are not supplied to the skin cells. Quit smoking to not only get rid of saggy skin but also to prevent ageing of the skin.
8. Massage with oils which contain Vitamin E
Massage your skin daily either with Almond oil or Coconut oil. Both the oils are rich in Vitamin E. Leaving the oil overnight will help your skin to recover from all the damages. So, from now, always massage oil before you are going to bed and in the morning, take a shower. It will make your skin smooth, tighter, and also wrinkle-free. Use organic oil. We often neglect our neck area, so do forget to massage your neck area.
9. Take supplements
Take supplements of collagen, vitamin C, E, and A. Look for skincare products that contain high amounts of collagen. But before purchasing anything do read the list of ingredients very carefully. Use a hyaluronic acid serum, Vitamin C serum, and retinol for tighter skin. But take the advice of a physician before taking any supplements, ensure that you are not allergic to any of the supplements. Always read labels carefully before purchasing any skincare products.
10. Try natural home remedies!
You do not always have to go for treatments which will make a hole in your pocket. Chemical-free, natural home remedies will help you to get rid of saggy face and neck. To tighten your face and neck, start using a coffee scrub.
How to make coffee scrub:
1. Take 2tablespoon of coffee powder
2. Mix a 1tablespoon of sugar
3. Add 2-3 drops of rose water / 1-2 drops of coconut oil if you have dry skin
4. Add 1-2 drops of lemon juice
5. Mix it well. Your coffee scrub is ready!
Isn’t it so simple to make a coffee scrub at home, that too, in just a few minutes? Coffee is a great exfoliant, helps your skin to become tighter by increasing the blood circulation and removing all the dead skin cells.
Use a face pack of egg white and honey.
How to make it?
1. Separate egg white from the egg yolk.
2. Add 1tsp honey
3. Mix it well
4. Apply it and wash it after 15 minutes
Egg white is rich in protein which will prevent sagging of the skin. Honey will moisturize and will give your face an even tone. Many other home remedies will prevent sagging. You can use cucumber water, aloe vera gel, turmeric, and more to tighten your face and neck.
I hope these tips help you to get rid of the sagging face and neck. Please be consistent with your efforts. Also, follow a proper skincare routine and have a healthy lifestyle.