As we grow older, our skin starts to show it first. It loses its firmness and elasticity and starts to sag but should not be something you’re ashamed of– after all, it’s an indication that you made it as far as you have! Ageing is a natural process and can even be considered a privilege, and you should be proud. But we get it. Aging skin can cause insecurity and low confidence, so we want to help you be confident in your best self.
What is skin sagging?
Skin sagging is a side effect of aging, and everyone experiences it differently. Sagging skin is most noticeable where the skin is thinner or more delicate. This means you will see a changed texture on your face, neck, and throat before you see it anywhere else. And then, you will find sagging skin along your arms and stomach.
It all comes down to 2 key structural fibers: collagen and elastin. These are the two “ingredients” that keep the skin firm and tight. When we age, these 2 fibers start depleting and explains droopy skin. In fact, they begin depleting as early as our twenties, and we have to be more aware of this! Most people start anti-aging treatments in their forties, but we really should be starting it when we enter our mid-twenties. This is an inevitable process but can be different for various people based on genetics and some other intrinsic factors.
How do I firm up my skin? With two easy ways, you can tighten loose skin.
While intrinsic factors can decide when we age, external factors also play a role. For example, exposure to the harmful UV rays can damage collagen and make your skin look aged sooner. Even pollution can deplete elastin fibers and cause droopy skin. Our skin doesn’t have the ability to quickly restore collagen and elastin fibers every time they get depleted or damaged, and this results in our skin losing its shine and youthful qualities and leads to the formation of wrinkles and fine lines.
So, what can we do if it’s so inevitable? For one, consistent care of the skin is key. Apply SPF every day and reapply it a few time during the day if you’re out and about. Evidently, the damage caused by UV rays accounts for a huge 80% of skin ageing! This includes skin sagging, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. The science behind it is that the harmful UVB rays have a shorter wavelength and therefore get absorbed by the epidermis easily, leading to bad burns. Similarly, harmful UVA rays penetrate deep into our skin’s dermis where it degrades elastin and collagen fibers.
At-Home Treatments: Collagen Boost and Tighten Skin
At Project E Beauty, we love to encourage body positivity and self-love, but we also recognize that being confident in yourself means working on yourself. And this can mean many things such as using supplementary treatments to slow down the aging of the skin as an example. A product we love for this is the Project E Beauty Needle-Free Mesotherapy Device. This is a wireless, 3-photon light mesotherapy treatment device that you can use from the comfort of your homes, great to tighten skin.
It is designed for facial beautification and makes use of natural light waves. These light waves are transmitted by LEDs into the skin and the light activates photoreceptors in skin cells, thereby producing energy for absorption by skin. This mesotherapy RF skin-tightening treatment is an effective way to rejuvenate skin, reduce wrinkles and enhance skin elasticity, bringing back youth into it! It offers 3 lights that all present different benefit, but the red light therapy is a great treatment to tighten skin and targets wrinkled and aged skin. It can reach derma to stimulate fiber cells. With the heat, it can improve blood circulation and provide a collagen boost to reduce wrinkles and make skin more elastic and smoother.
Another product that helps a lot is the Project E Beauty Aqua Collagen Gel. The provided collagen boost can tighten skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Additionally, this Aqua Collagen Gel features the highest potency of naturally extracted collagen that’s immensely important for skin health. When applied, the lightweight texture is easily absorbed to leave skin luxuriously hydrated and instantly refreshed! Use this gel as a potent anti-wrinkle lotion for your neck, arm, and body. Apply it in the morning or before bedtime to see best results!
What are your opinions?
We listed out our favorite methods to bring back some youth to our skin; try them out and let us know what you think! Pick from mesotherapy or collagen boost treatments to tighten skin and regain youthful confidence! These are really convenient at-home treatments for all those of us who do not have time in their schedules to visit a skin specialist to rejuvenate the key collagen and elastin fibers.
written by Olivia Khader
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