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When we get loose skin or skin that is sagging when some sort of internal or external factors have an effect on the main molecules that help with keeping the skin firm, elastic, and also hydrated.

In general, people tend to start to get loose skin around the age of 35 and 40. This laxity of the skin that happens is the result of a loss of the networks of collagen, elastin fibers, and also hyaluronic acid. The last one is especially important as it helps the skin retain the moisture it receives.

Another important thing to note is that rapid weight loss also causes the skin to become loose. Pregnancy can also lead to the same outcomes and these things happen because there is a change in the structure of the skin and also by stretching the molecules of the skin.

The main purpose of this article is to arm you with the knowledge needed to tighten the loose skin that you have and also to make sure that you know how to prevent your skin from getting saggy.

1. Exercise

Exercise seems to help with everything and skincare is no exception as well. Maintaining a proper exercise routine is one of the most effective ways to stay healthy and as a result, age well. Then there are also certain types of exercises that can really help cut down on the effects of the aging process of the skin.

There have been many studies that have looked into the effects of endurance exercise on the skin. The results have been exceedingly positive thus far. They have been able to show that regular exercise has the ability to lessen the effect of changes in the skin that is a result of aging. The scientists in charge of the studies were able to note that this was a result of improved metabolism of the tissues of the body.

2. Firming products

There are a lot of things available in the market that can help with the issue of loose skin. There exists a variety of firming creams, gels, patches, and also many other types of products. It should be noted that these products are recommended for the treatment of minor cases only, however.

The people who are interested in these types of products should make sure that the product that they are buying has retinoid compounds. These are extraordinarily potent antioxidants that can really boost the production of collagen.

But it is still important to make sure that you do not make this your primary form of treatment for loose skin. According to experts, the results obtained from these products are as good as the ones you receive from moisturizers.

3. Supplements

It should be pretty obvious that diet really does play a very important role in the health of the skin. Supplements that are natural can really have a lot of benefits when it comes to loose skin. They can potentially have effects that are anti-aging and also anti sagging. Some of the most well-recommended supplements include the following:

Collagen hydrolysate

A lot of people are of the opinion that supplements that contain collagen can reverse the effects of aging skin by boosting the levels of collagen in the skin. Collagen peptides which come in the form of oral supplements have the potential to improve:

  • The moisture barrier of the skin by increasing the levels of hyaluronic acid
  • Production of collagen, leading to much stronger networks of collagen
  • Increases the growth of the fibroblasts of the skin. These are cells that are responsible for wound healing.

Let us now talk about antioxidant and also antioxidative enzymes. These have the very desired ability to reduce the skin from sagging and also reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. They are able to do this as they can neutralize the reactive oxygen species, otherwise known as ROS. These are compounds that have the potential to activate pathways that can eventually lead to a degradation of collagen.

Antioxidants are also able to stimulate the growth of both collagen and elastin. Some of the examples of the antioxidant that are present in a lot of drinks, foods, and also nutritional supplements include the following:

coenzyme Q10

vitamins C, A, E, and D

zinc

selenium

epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG)

4. Massage

Massages can really improve the blood flow of the body. It can also stimulate fibroblasts which in turn can increase the amount of mitochondrial production in the body.

These mitochondria can really play a very important role in the metabolism of tissues and cells. It has also been found that there are links between the aging of the skin and mitochondrial dysfunction.

A lot more research is needed in order to fully understand how to best utilize massages for the purposes of tightening the skin. The results that have been obtained thus far have all been pretty encouraging and scientists are of the opinion that massages can have a lot of benefits for the skin. This is especially true when it comes to the issue of tightening the skin.

 

5. Light Therapy

Light therapy has turned out to be an extremely popular form of therapy that has been able to prove its effectiveness in combating a number of health conditions. The applications and uses of light therapy extend all the way from mental health issues to issues of the skin as well. It really is an all-in-one type of therapy.

The main idea behind light therapy is to produce light that tries to simulate the light of the outdoors (natural light in other words) in an indoor environment. This light needs to be of a certain strength in order to be effective for the patient though. It is usually recommended that when you get a light therapy device, make sure that it can emit lights that are of 10,000 lux units.

In any case, when you are getting light therapy, make sure that you consult your doctor. They can give you the best suggestions as to what type of light therapy may be the best for your skin woes.

Meta Description: Aging can result in a whole lot of conditions. One of the most depressing things about aging is the loose skin that it produces. Read on to know more about 5 steps to getting your skin tight again.


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