How to prevent and improve sagging skin as we age

As we age, our skin naturally loses elasticity, which can lead to sagging. This can be particularly noticeable in the face, neck, and décolletage area. However, there are steps you can take to prevent and improve sagging skin from 30 to 50 years old.


1)Protect your skin from the sun: UV rays from the sun can damage the collagen and elastin in your skin, which is responsible for keeping it firm and elastic. Wear sunscreen every day, even on cloudy days, and try to limit your time in the sun during peak hours. Make adding an SPF 50+ part of your morning skin-care routine, and reapply when necessary.
I’ve found the skin on the side of my face that is exposed to the sun when I’m driving has more pigmentation than the other, a sure sign that my skin has been exposed to UV rays, so a quick tip is to keep a small tube of SPF on the dashboard!


2)Maintain a healthy diet: Eating a diet that is high in antioxidants, such as fruits and vegetables, can help protect your skin from damage. Also, avoid foods that are high in sugar and processed foods.

3)Exercise regularly: Exercise can help increase blood flow to the skin, which can help keep it looking healthy and firm. Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise most days of the week.

4)Get enough sleep: Your skin repairs itself while you sleep, so make sure you are getting at least 7-8 hours of sleep each night.

5)Quit smoking: Smoking can damage your skin and accelerate the aging process. If you smoke, quitting is one of the best things you can do for your skin.

6)Use skincare products that promote collagen production: Collagen is a protein that gives skin strength and elasticity. As we age, our body produces less collagen. Using skincare products that contain retinol or other collagen-stimulating ingredients can help promote collagen production and keep your skin looking youthful.


7)Consider non-invasive treatments: Sublime 571 offers a range of non-invasive treatments such as micro-needling, chemical peels, PDO threads, and biostimulants ( Sculptra and Profhilo) that can help stimulate collagen production and improve the overall appearance of your skin.


In summary, by protecting your skin from the sun, keeping it hydrated, maintaining a healthy diet, exercising regularly, getting enough sleep, quitting smoking, using skincare products that promote collagen production, and considering non-invasive treatments, you can help prevent and improve sagging skin. Remember, it’s never too early to start taking care of your skin!

If you are interested, book with me for a consult, I’d be happy to help.


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