Over time, skin loses its stretch, that elasticity which causes it to sag. Sometimes it occurs after a severe weight loss, like pregnancy or a crash diet. There is no way to stop this but you can try some things to help slow it down. Here are a few tips to help you firm sagging skin naturally after it has already started.
After you shower each day, give yourself a full body massage with some good moisturizer or coconut oil. They are not only good for your skin, but they help the blood circulation in your body and that will help to tighten up muscles, which works on the tissues and finally making the skin look better.
Remember mom always telling you to take your vitamins? Well here is another reason to start; they can help prevent skin from sagging. Vitamin A is reported to maintain skin tissues and in some cases repair it. You can get enough in your diet naturally by eating foods like eggs and liver, drinking some whole milk also. And don’t forget Vitamin B, not only does this help to prevent swelling and irritation of the skin, but research is showing that it can slow down aging, which can stop that skin from sagging to begin with.
Exercise doesn’t only firm up the muscles but can firm up the skin too, especially after a weight loss. As you tighten up the muscles, the tissue will tighten and eventually the skin. You can also do facial exercises to take care of that skin sagging under the chin. Not only will you look better, but you’ll feel better too.
It’s been reported over and over again; drink your water, preferably eight glasses a day. This doesn’t only give you energy, but it keeps skin hydrated, giving you healthier looking skin. Wrinkles and skin that sags look much worse on someone that is dehydrated. And, dehydration will speed up the again process.
Prevention is the best natural cure to this though. Taking care of your skin with a good skin regimen will pay off as you get older. Eating a good balanced diet not only makes you healthier but makes your skin healthier also; especially omega 3 fatty acids that can be found in cod or fish oil. And don’t forget the sun screen. You know how damaging the sun is to skin already, and it just makes everything look worse and dries it out more when it is unprotected.
Although you can walk into any store today and find rows of different creams to try or find a doctor to perform surgery, it is best to try to firm sagging skin naturally first. A few changes in your way of life can add years to your life and your skin. Eating healthy and exercise are just a few things you can do to help look young and healthy, no matter how old you are.