Do you suffer from saggy skin? There are a number of reasons why this may be happening, from weight loss, age, and genetics, to pregnancy. No matter your reason for saggy skin, you probably just want it to be the opposite. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to fight the issue. Read on to learn five of the best.
Use a Firming Lotion Each Day
There are plenty of firming lotions available and they are an excellent way to start combating saggy skin. They come in many price ranges and can be found either over-the-counter or at a dermatologist’s office. Apply one of these creams daily and allow the active ingredients to firm your skin. Use a separate lotion for your face than you use for the rest of your body.
Drink More Water
Your body needs enough hydration to maintain an excellent appearance. When you don’t get enough water, your skin gets dried out and this can exacerbate a saggy look. But if you drink water throughout the day, it keeps your skin plump, which makes it look more firm and young. Keep a water bottle with you throughout the day, so you’ll remember to sip.
Try Strength Training
If your saggy skin is due to weight loss, try adding strength training to your routine to firm yourself up. As you’ll build more muscle, it will bulk you up some and this can help make your skin appear tighter and tone your body. Try two or three sessions each week that last 20 to 30 minutes.
Get a Message
A massage will aid in increasing blood flow all over your body, which has a positive effect on skin that is saggy. Either book an appointment with a professional if you can, or massage certain areas yourself. Use essential oils and/or lotion to hydrate your skin during the massage.
Be Safe in the Sun
You already know that not wearing sunscreen is bad for your skin. It not only puts you at risk for sunburn, aging, and skin cancer, but it also takes the moisture out of your skin and gives you the saggy look you don’t want. Be sure to wear sunscreen any time you go outside and stay in the shade, when possible. Keep hydrated by drinking water. Wear a sunscreen that is SPF 30 or higher and broad-spectrum to protect against both UVA and UVB rays.