Sagging skin contributes to an aged, fatigued appearance. This is caused by a decrease in collagen and elastin levels, which to help keep skin resilient. Exposure to UV rays (specifically UVA rays), combined with normal aging, can damage cells that produce collagen and elastin. Another factor is drying of the epidermis or top layer of skin. When the epidermis is dry, the dermis layer struggles to maintain its moisture levels, causing more stress on skin. Accumulation of dirt, dead skin and lipid loss within the layers of the skin will also cause skin to sag.
Support the skin’s foundation by helping prevent further damage to the Dermis, the inner layer of skin, by reducing exposure to and protecting it from harmful UV rays. Protection, combined with daily moisturizing, will boost circulation and nourish the skin. Regular facial massage is also essential for circulation, blood flow and may help to lift and tighten the skin. It is important to massage all facial areas including neck, throat and even behind the ears.