It seems impossible to fight sagging skin, which is caused by two main factors: gravity and the breakdown of the skin’s structure due to age. Since we can’t defy gravitational force nor turn back the effects of time, does this mean that we can only allow our skin’s youthful firmness and facial definition to slip away?
We know what you’re thinking: aesthetics surgery can give you a face lift, quite literally. However, are you willing to suffer from the extensive downtime, pain and other risks involved in an invasive procedure?
No? Read on to find out what else you can do instead.
1. Use sunscreen
Sun damage is another key factor that causes sagging skin. UV rays contribute to the breakdown our skin’s collagen, and over time, causes the loss of firmness in our skin. While we can’t fight time and gravity, we can definitely reduce the effects of UV rays. Use sunscreen of at least SPF30 daily. Note that UVA rays, which are responsible for causing signs of ageing to appear, are able to penetrate through windows and curtains, and this is why you should be wearing sunscreen even if you’re staying indoors most of the time.
2. DIY massage
Facial massage is a great way to stimulate micro-circulation, reduce the appearance of puffiness and slow down the rate of sagging if you do it regularly. In this video, you can watch a demonstration that teaches you how to massage yourself in three minutes, using just a facial cream.
3. Conceal with makeup
While makeup can’t permanently diminish the look of sagging skin, it can help to downplay it. To hide sagginess, focus makeup on your cheekbones. Do so by applying highlighter or blusher only along the highest part of your cheeks. Go for cream highlighters and blushers instead of powder ones; cream formulas help to deliver a dewy finish, while powder formulas tend to enhance creases and lines.
4. Create the illusion of lifted eyes
Sagging eyelids are a problem faced by many matured women. Watch this video to see how you can use makeup to visually lift up your eyelids.
5. Go for a non-invasive, lifting facial treatment
There are technologies in the market that can rejuvenate your skin’s structure without subjecting you to surgery or injection. One of them is the radio frequency technology.
Bella Skin Care, for instance, offers the Indiba AgeReversa System, which uses the proionic technology to stimulate collagen production.
Unlike normal skincare products, proionic waves are able to penetrate deeply into the dermis layer and mobilise ions in your skin. This in turn activate your skin cells’ mechanism to improve their natural regenerative powers. This means that your skin is able to repair sagging skin and offer visibly obvious and more long-lasting effects.
What’s great about this non-invasive treatment is that it carries no downtime, and is carried out by professionally-trained therapists. Besides tightening skin, the Indiba AgeReversa System also encourages the skin to better retain moisture, and diminish the appearance of crow’s feet.
Find out more about this treatment and other facial treatments by Bella Skin Care at their website.