As we age, our skin will naturally start sagging as it starts to lose elasticity and collagen overtime. There are 2 main factors that can affect how your skin ages:
- Your lifestyle choices such as high-fat diet and smoking: Both of these choices produce more free radicals. These harmful cells can cause a buildup of damage (oxidative stress) to your skin. This, in turn, can accelerate the rate of premature wrinkles
- Exposure to sunlight: Strong ultraviolet (UV) rays can damage the skin, particularly elastin, which are fibers that have the ability to snap back after stretching. When these fibers are damaged, your skin will sag, bruises more easily and takes a longer time to heal
Both of these factors can be controlled within our means, which is to eat a healthful diet full of antioxidants and healthy fats while stopping yourself from the habit of smoking. To protect your skin from harmful sun’s rays, start off with a sunscreen like Snow White Whitening Sunscreen Mist that provides SPF 30 protection while brightening the skin with its whitening properties. Other suggestions include getting enough sleep and drinking plenty of water.
However, these suggestions do not address critical sagging issues. In order to restore the elasticity and collagen of the skin, here are some beauty products and treatments to try:
According to owner and medical director of Medi-spa, Dr Alyson Wells, she recommends two main ingredients, (a) retinol, which helps the turnover of skin cells and (b) hyaluronic acid, that attracts and holds onto water molecules. Both of these ingredients can reduce the depth of wrinkles while increasing the skin firmness.
Check out Age Defy Rejuvenating & Anti-Aging Lotion! With retinol and hyaluronic acid as its key ingredients, this anti-aging cream does wonders as it provides immediate toning, lifting and firming benefits while improving the skin’s radiance with its long-lasting hydrating properties!
Forever Young BBL
Introducing a new spin on the traditional Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment is Forever Young BBL! With the use of short blasts in high-intensity light, it stimulates the skin to form new collagen, which results in the reduction of fine line and minimises pore size and acne scars. Most importantly, skin elasticity is increased, leading to restoration in your skin’s natural and youthful glow.