One of the most obvious signs of aging is the lack of firmness in the skin. As we age our skin loses the elasticity that it had in our younger years. This is what causes it to become loose and appear saggy. This process is often most obvious on the face and neck. Although you cannot turn back the hands of time, you can be proactive and try different home and medical treatments to tighten your loosening neck skin. Lack of proper care to your facial and neck skin leads to sagging skin. Below are some ways through which you can prevent sagging of face and neck:
Stop looking down at your phone
Yes, it is true! We are beginning to see neck wrinkles and sagging in people as young as 23 because they are spending so much of their time looking down at their phones. The best prevention is to stop looking down! The fix is Botox or filler injections, but we prefer to stop looking down.
Limit sun exposure
Overexposure to UV rays leads to the occurrence of wrinkles and loose skin on face and neck. Overexposing yourself to sunrays does not lead to immediate damage. Instead, the damage builds up as you age, causing wrinkles and loose skin. By protecting your skin with a broad-spectrum sunscreen such as Platinum Protection Facial Sunscreen, you greatly minimize the occurrence of the same.
Continue your facial routine to your neck
Keeping your facial and neck skin moisturized all the time prevents the early occurrence of both wrinkles and sagging skin. Make your facial skincare regimen part of your neck-care regimen. When you cleanse and moisturize your face, use the same products on your neck to keep the skin conditioned and to prevent dryness. Eternox Peptide Creme contain skin-firming peptides that will tighten skin and reduce neck wrinkles.
Exercise Engage in regular physical activity to help manage your weight
The Centers for Disease Control favors a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate cardio a week, and strength training on at least two days. Cardio can include walking briskly, riding a bike, jogging, climbing stairs, jumping rope, group sports, aerobic classes or using a rowing or elliptical machine. For strength training, use free weights, exercise bands, weight lifting machines or the weight of your body for resistance.
Perform targeted neck exercises
Perform targeted exercises every day to keep the muscles in your neck firm. For instance, do the head tilt; sit upright in a chair with your mouth closed. Then tilt your head back as far as you can so you feel a stretch in the front of your neck. Pull your bottom lip over your top lip to emphasize the stretch. Hold this for 10 seconds and then return your head to starting point. Repeat this exercise 10 times.
Eat a healthy diet
Eat a sensible diet to maintain a healthy weight. Include the basic food groups in your diet: whole grains, such as oatmeal and brown rice; a variety of fruits and veggies; fat-free or low-fat dairy products; and lean protein, such as fish, poultry, nuts and beans. Limit foods that are high in saturated and trans fats, sugar, salt and cholesterol.
If you lose weight - do it sensibly
Lose weight at a gradual rate of 1 to 2 pounds per week if you're overweight. Achieve this by accumulating a caloric deficit of 500 to 1,000 calories a day through diet and exercise. Avoid fast weight loss that quickly shrinks your body to the point where your skin can't keep up and starts sagging.
Like sun exposure, smoking accelerates the natural aging process by changing the blood supply to your skin. Not only does this Quit or reduce your smoking habit to stop the aging process in your skin, which may help it stay firmer longer.