Causes of Sagging Skin
Sagging skin occurs when your skin’s fat pad, musculature and facial bone foundations change as you age. Your neck is one of the most sun-exposed parts of your body, and one of the first parts of your body to show signs of ageing. Your neck has a thinner skin than your facial skin, less oil glands and a different collagen make up, so pay attention to the skin around your neck. Bear in mind that gravity and muscle activity plays a role and over time skin becomes saggy, with lines and wrinkles starting to appear. This can result in the undesirable “turkey neck” condition. The appearance of sagging skin can be further compounded by a lack of sleep, smoking, being overweight, a poor diet and massive, sudden weight loss.
No matter how great your skin is at 25, the inevitable age spots, pigmentation marks, red blemishes and sagging will slowly leave their marks on one’s face by the time one reaches 35. These problems should be addressed early to reduce the downhill progression. Healthy lifestyle choice can also reduce the effects of aging on the skin. For example:
• Ensure you stay out of the sun for long periods of time and wear a high SPF sunscreen when you need to go in the sun,
• Eat healthily,
• Moisturize your skin,
• Don’t neglect your face and neck toning and moisturizing regimen as neck care is often overlooked when looking after your skin.