The Truth About How to Prevent and Tighten Sagging Skin
SKIN By Dr. Drew Karp has all of the powerhouse anti-oxidents that will tighten, brighten and rejuvinate your skin.
From wrinkles to mottled skin color, there are many frustrating signs of aging, but to many people, the most exasperating sign of aging is when your skin starts to sag. Whether it’s a saggy neck or jawline, the problem never seems to get better no matter what you use—it just keeps getting worse.
Cosmetics companies are well aware of how unhappy you are about your sagging skin, and will sell you creams and lotions claiming they can tighten, lift, and firm those problem areas. Unfortunately, those claims stretch the truth beyond what is possible from any skincare product. For example, there is no research showing that creams claiming to lift skin work as claimed (firming creams are a different subject, but we’ll get to those in a moment).
Knowing the research-based truth about how you can really prevent sagging skin and tighten what’s already begun to sag will save you money and help you take great care of your skin. Following are the facts about skin sagging.
Why Skin Sags
When we are young, our skin naturally produces many substances that help it bounce back into place and keep it from sagging. But as we get older and due to cumulative sun damage our skin’s ability to make these youth-preserving components decreases significantly. Another important factor is weight loss (especially repeatedly gaining and losing it). Together, these factors cause the rubber band–like elements in skin to fray and break, which results in the sagging you see.
Remember, knowing the truth in beauty is the only way to help your skin.
Also, products filled to the brim with antioxidants, peptides, and skin-restoring ingredients are incredibly important. These ingredients replace what your skin no longer makes to protect its suppleness and keep the rubber band–like substance in skin so it bounces back for as long as possible.
Daily use of a leave-on, gentle salicylic acid (BHA) or glycolic acid (AHA) exfoliant can make a huge difference—we can’t stress this enough! These ingredients noticeably and dramatically smooth and hydrate skin, as well diminishing the appearance of wrinkles, and help skin’s resiliency, improving its ability to bounce back. We have a wide selection of BHA and AHA products, so you can find the right one for your skin type.
Retinol and niacinamide applied topically can improve almost every aspect of your skin. Both are skin-transforming, superhero ingredients that address almost every imaginable skin concern—the appearance of wrinkles, loss of firmness, uneven skin tone, and enlarged pores—and can revive the look of plump, youthful suppleness. The research about their effectiveness is truly impressive. Our RESIST 1% Retinol Booster, CLINICAL 1% Retinol Treatment, and 10% Niacinamide Booster can be great additions to any skincare routine if you want to minimise signs of aging and, especially, see visibly firmer skin.