No matter what stage you are in life, you want your skin to stay plump and smooth as long as possible. Unfortunately, with the ravages of time, the smooth plumpness slowly disappears, revealing that you’re a sagger or sinker. Ask yourself the following two questions: Is your skin losing volume like a slowly deflating balloon, “sinking” in and wrinkling? If so, then you’re most likely a sinker. This is caused by a percentage of the fat cells in your face being lost past the age of 35. Does your skin look like it is sliding away and down from the bone structure underneath? If so then you are probably a sagger, This is caused by your body losing the battle with the connective tissue in your face, leading to bags under the eyes and heavy jowls. Following these healthy tips you can stave off sinking or sagging for a long time!
There are many causes of volume loss and sagging of the skin on your face and body but there are two main causes that you can avoid.
- Yo-yo dieting means frequently going on and off of diets. This affects the fullness of your face and can cause the skin to sag and make you look older than you really are.
- Being too skinny – Yes, you can be too skinny! Don’t believe the old adage “you can never be too rich or too thin.” (Well, maybe except for the first part!) However, being too thin accelerates the aging process and makes your face look hollow and skeletal.
Avoid these two main causes and eat the correct foods to maintain collagen and fat in your face.
Here are four top foods to keep your skin looking young and healthy:
Strawberries- High in Vitamin C, they heal damaged skin cells
Pumpkins- Filled with Vitamins C,E, and A, these key factors synergistically encourage collagen production
Olive Oil- Keeps your skin soft, reduces wrinkles and helps skin resist photoaging
Green Tea- Filled with anti inflammatory antioxidants, it neutralizes UV light, fights inflammation and rejuvenates skin cells
Another key tip is exfoliate! Regularly exfoliate your skin with either physical exfoliation (microdermabrasion) or a chemical one (retinol, glycolic or salicylic acid) to shed dead skin cells and to encourage regeneration of collagen.
If you’ve already got lines and volume loss, AngelLift Dermastrips can help diminish those lines, and restore volume in lips affected by volume loss. Using gentle pressure, AngelLift improves lines and wrinkles and restores lost volume, all without expensive chemical fillers.
When it comes to the SPF debate the best is to use is…any broad-spectrum sunscreen! Dermatologists say that SPF 30 blocks 97% of rays and SPF 45 blocks 98% of UVA rays. "Anything higher is just silly...because it's gone in a few hours" says Florida dermatologist James M. Spencer, MD. Make sure you use sunscreen daily, even on cloudy days. This slows the aging of skin by preventing the breakdown of collagen, whether you’re a sinker or sagger.