HOW TO TIGHTEN & CARE FOR LOOSE SKIN
Over the years you may find that your skin is losing its natural firmness. This is a natural part of the ageing process, as the skin’s volume and elasticity changes over time. While you can’t stop ageing, there are a variety of ways to stave off and minimise loose skin with different techniques to visibly tighten the skin’s texture. Learn how to enhance your skin’s volume for younger-looking skin with non-invasive skin tightening care tips.
WHAT ARE SOME KEY CAUSES OF LOOSE SKIN?
The skin is the body’s largest organ and is constantly exposed to different environmental factors. Acting like a shield of armour, the skin can start sagging after time as it becomes older, weaker and key functions begin to slow. Understand the key factors that lead to the formation of loose skin to nourish and restore the skin’s firmness.
LOOSE SKIN RESULTING FROM AGEING
The skin’s response and recovery time begins to decline with age and it can often result in loose, sagging skin. Ageing skin will often have a slower epidermal cell turnover rate, where the skin’s cycle becomes longer and the skin takes more time to repair itself. This is further compounded by a more chaotic collagen pattern. In older skin, collagen production decreases and the structure presents as disorganised ‘beams’, which weaken the skin. While we can’t avoid actual ageing, there are ways to topically supplement collagen for visible skin tightening.
UV EXPOSURE CAN EXACERBATE SAGGING SKIN
With excess exposure to the sun, UV can lead to photoageing. The harsh sun can cause a variety of skin concerns that lead to a weakened skin barrier and slower cellular functions, providing reason to why SPF protection has become a central component of anti-ageing skincare. With prolonged or even intermittent periods in the sun, photoageing can result in a looser skin texture with a loss in volume.
AVOID POLLUTION AND HARSH CHEMICALS FOR TIGHTER SKIN
When the skin is exposed to irritants such as pollution and harsh chemicals, it can weaken the skin’s barrier, something that renders the skin vulnerable. When wanting the skin to stay firm and visibly tight, the skin requires a healthy cell turnover with a strong protective barrier. However, irritants slowly break down the skin’s ability to protect itself which can lead to weaker and looser skin.
LIFESTYLE CHOICES CAN AFFECT THE SKIN’S ELASTICITY
Different lifestyle choices like your stress levels, diet, exercise and smoking can affect your skin’s health and firmness. These unhealthy lifestyle choices can impact ‘free radical’ production in your skin cells. So, what are free radicals? They are chaotic unpaired electrons that cause chaos in your skin cells and promote skin weakening like sagged, loose skin.
HOW TO TIGHTEN THE SKIN’S TEXTURE?
When wanting to improve the skin’s volume and create tighter, firmer and younger-looking skin, there are ways to both help prevent and visibly improve loose sagging skin. In skincare, prevention is always key
Try to avoid the key causes that can accelerate skin ageing and create a loss of firmness with these prevention tips.
1. Wear high SPF protection daily
2. Ensure that your skincare products are formulated for your skin type and use nourishing ingredients
3. Maintain a consistent skincare routine for tightening loose skin
4. Make balanced and healthy lifestyle choices.
Now there’s one key aspect to loose skin that can’t be prevented forever, and that’s ageing. Develop a skincare routine that has targeted products for firmer, tighter skin, like the SkinCeuticals Body Tightening & Firming Concentrate. This daily cream is designed to care for mature skin by helping to increase collagen production and enhance skin elasticity. There are important skincare ingredients that can help balance the skin, leaving you with a firmer and tighter complexion.
RETINOL FOR FIRMER SKIN
Retinol is a powerful anti-ageing skincare ingredient - a vitamin A derivative used to increase the skin’s turnover rate. Incorporating retinol into a skincare routine can stimulate the newer and younger skin cells to form which can restore balance within the skin and encourage a younger-looking and firmer complexion.
ANTIOXIDANTS CAN IMPROVE LOOSE SKIN
With environmental factors and sun exposure being critical culprits for sagging skin, antioxidants work to neutralise free radical damage, a skin concern caused by UV impact, diet, stress, smoking and more. They promote healthier and more balanced skin that has improved firmness for overall skin tightening.
NIACINAMIDE CAN TARGET SAGGING SKIN
A well-rounded skincare ingredient, niacinamide can improve the skin’s texture through a variety of different methods. Firstly, niacinamide (vitamin B3) is an antioxidant and has restorative abilities, it improves the skin’s protective barrier which can lessen irritants, and finally, it helps boost collagen production in the skin. Collagen’s structural importance within the skin makes it a crucial element for firmer-looking skin and a plumper skin texture.
HOW TO TIGHTEN THE SKIN ON THE NECK?
One of the first places that the skin begins to sag is the neck, an area that tends to be overlooked during a skincare routine. The neck and decolletage also require skincare attention to maintain firm and tight-looking skin. SkinCeuticals has developed the Tripeptide-R Retinol Neck Repair Cream to nourish your neck and reduce signs of ageing skin. Formulated with Retinol, this neck repair cream utilises important and effective skincare ingredients that can prompt a faster cell turnover rate. Use this retinol cream in your evening skincare routine for tighter skin on the neck with fewer wrinkles and firmer skin
Understanding your skin is the first step to achieving a balanced complexion. SkinCeuticals has dermatologically driven skincare that has been developed to meet your needs. Read more skincare advice to understand your skin type and the key ingredients used in your products.