As we get older, sagging skin can be pretty common. This can affect the shape of the face—which often results in feeling less than great about our appearance. While sagging skin, be it on the jowls or upper eyelids, are more common with women than men, this problem can affect anyone. This is why we’ve created a powerful formula to firm and tighten facial skin called Beverly Hills MD Lift + Firm Sculpting Cream and Crepe Corrector for the body.
Of course, the natural aging process is the most common cause for sagging skin. To further expound how it happens, there are 3 main factors associated with this facial skin problem:
This unfortunate law of nature can take over as we age, dragging our firm skin down. Over the course of the years, it is the #1 reason cheeks turn into sagging jowls.
Loss of Collagen and Elastin
Collagen and elastin are compounds found in the epidermis (top layer of the skin). As we get older, the body produces less of these proteins causing the skin to lose firmness, and sag.
Loss of Attachment
The skin is attached to soft muscle tissue and when that connection weakens, as is common with age, the likelihood of sagging jowls accelerates.
However, you can always help support your skin’s battle against gravity and loss of collagen with a few at-home remedies.
In addition to using Lift + Firm on your face and Crepe Corrector on your body daily, here are 5 DIY bonus solutions for sagging skin:
1. Do a headstand… often!
A headstand can help to (literally) reverse those unwanted effects mentioned above — the ones that cause your complexion to loosen and sag over time. Because when you’re upside down, gravity will be pulling your skin back UP instead. This can help give your face a temporary ‘lifting’ effect.
Not to worry, though. You don’t have to be a yoga guru to pull one off. Here are three easy ways to get upside down!
2. Nutritional Therapy
In order to restore youthful looking skin, you want to get a wide range of skin-healthy nutrients into your diet. Studies have shown that antioxidants such as carotenoids, tocophenols and flavonoids, as well as vitamins (A, C, D and E), and essential omega-3 fatty acids are all able to reduce skin aging and promote skin beauty. 1
Add these anti-inflammatory, and anti-aging foods to your diet, today!
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3. Topical Mask
There are many different items in your pantry or kitchen right now that are well-known to boost the production of collagen in the skin. You can use these to make a simple DIY tightening face mask to reduce the appearance of sagging jowls. Apply any of these skin-healthy foods right to your face, alone or blended together in a small mixing bowl: egg whites, avocado, kiwi, carrot juice, and coffee grounds. Additionally, you may choose to apply the Beverly Hills MD Lift + Firm Sculpting Cream directly to sagging jowls as you sleep. The exclusive restorative complex is the ONLY formula designed to stimulate cellular renewal for younger looking skin.
4. Lose Unwanted Pounds
It is estimated that about two-thirds of the American population is overweight, or obese. 2 And that means that there are a lot of people in the U.S. with a few unwanted pounds. If you want to reduce the appearance of sagging skin around the jawline to lift jowls, try to lose any extra weight, as it may help.
Research has suggested that regular exercise and a healthy diet that includes plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains is the most effective way to achieve successful weight loss. 3,4
5. Limit Your Sun Exposure
Numerous studies have confirmed that exposure to the UVA and UVB rays from the sun can cause photo-aging, and accelerate premature aging of healthy skin, contributing to sagging jowls. 5,6 For this reason, you may want to limit sun exposure and additionally, always apply a non-toxic sunscreen at a protection rating of at least SPF 30 to your face when you are outside. NOTE: Only broad-spectrum sunscreens protect against both UVA and UVB rays.
Other Ways to Tighten Sagging Skin on Your Face
Olive oil can also help if you’re looking for ways to tighten sagging skin on your face. It’s rich in antioxidants, such as vitamin A and vitamin E. It can also help keep your skin moisturized.
- Simply mix about three or four tablespoons of olive oil with two to three tablespoons of lemon juice.
- Mix well and apply to your face, then leave it there for about 30 minutes.
- Wash with warm water afterward. The lemon juice will help clean the pores on your face, helping to reduce the chances that you’ll develop acne.7
Cucumber can also help tighten sagging skin on your face. In addition, it can provide other benefits as well when it comes to your appearance. It has a great deal of water, which will help keep your skin soft and moist. Cucumbers are also high in manganese and potassium, which can help reduce signs of aging such as wrinkles and fine lines.8 You can easily make a cucumber facial mask.
- Squeeze half a cucumber through a strainer to extract the juice and then apply the juice to your face.
- Leave it on until it dries and then wash off with warm water.
If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your skin due to sagging jowls try these natural solutions. If they don’t provide the results you desire, talk to your doctor about other options.
Article updated: April 3, 2018
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