|How to prevent sagging face and neck (Picture Courtesy : bodytonique)|
The skin on your face and neck is thinner than the rest of the body, and has only a few sebaceous glands. Lipids present in the skin protect the skin from the harsh sun rays and the harmful UVA and UVB which are also present in less amount in these areas.
If you don’t take care of your facial and neck skin right from your younger days, skin will start sagging even before you age. Conditions worsen once you are 40 and symptoms of pre-menopause hit the surface.
In this post, we shall tell you a few easy ways to prevent sagging of your face and neck.
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Take adequate rest – You need rest not only for the internal organs but also for your skin. So always take enough rest which is beneficial for your skin, and if possible sleep on your back, which will prevent any creasing on the face.
Moisturize your skin – If you want to prevent occurrence of wrinkles and sagging skin, keep your skin moisturized always. Look for the essential components like Retin-A, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Glycolic acid and Shea butter in cream or moisturizer that you use. These ingredients will not only protect the skin from wrinkles and sagginess but also firm the skin.
Adopt a healthy diet – Make sure you have a healthy diet plan and you take lot of seafood, almonds and food items rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. Even flaxseed and avocados are helpful. Also, if you like chocolates, grab dark chocolates and have it everyday as it contains flavonoids.
Exercise not only for your body but skin – Anaerobic exercises improves the texture of facial and neck skin. You can also combine strength training exercises with these. Below the outer layer of the skin, there is collagen which decreases with age and thus helps in the formation of wrinkles and saggy skin. Exercising will boost the level of collagen and strengthen the neck muscles thus tightening the skin.
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Monitor your lifestyle – Smoking is one thing which can actually aggravate ageing skin. So make sure you quit smoking or at least decrease the number of smokes per day. Also too much of alcohol may not be good for your skin.
(Written by aEsThEtIcS staff)
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