Is there any skin across your body that you’d like tightened and toned? Most of us have areas where our skin is saggy due to age or weight loss. Perhaps it's around the belly, neck, elbows or knees. Of course, exercise and diet have a part to play in smoothing out skin tone and texture. But, in addition to these healthy habits, we should also learn what skin care products can plump up loose skin. Read on to explore the best products and skin care techniques that counteract the saggy skin on your body.
Where To Target Saggy Skin
As we age, it’s only natural for skin to start appearing saggy and loose. Common body areas with loose skin include:
Sagginess afflicts these areas because the skin loses collagen, and therefore elasticity, thanks to aging, sun damage and the fact that the skin around our joints is subject to bending and stretching frequently. The neck and chest area (the décolleté or décolletage) is one of the first areas of the body to show the telltale signs of aging. With thinner skin, fewer sebaceous glands to produce lipids and a high risk of sun exposure, this often neglected area can quickly take on a less than glamorous look. Sagginess also emerges on elbows and knees as well as legs and thighs (the latter area often combined in a double whammy with cellulite). Besides natural aging, loose skin might also be due to drastic weight loss. Here are some skin care tips to help you continue this healthy lifestyle as well as tighten up your changed skin tone.
4 Ways To Tighten Saggy Body Skin
Firm Up Your Face And Neck Skin
For picture-perfect décolletage, extend the steps in your skin care routine past your jawline, devoting special attention to your neck and chest. Give your skin an overnight treat with our award-winning Monoi Age Corrective Night Cream for Face & Neck. This deeply hydrating, fragrant cream firms the skin’s appearance, improving the look of elasticity and leaving it moisturized and revitalized by morning. Another option for enhancing your routine is our Hibiscus Ultra Lift Neck Cream. Apply to your neck and chest in gentle, upward sweeping motions. Over time, you should notice firmer-looking skin.
Exfoliate Your Entire Body
To encourage exfoliation and circulation, Lead Skin Care Trainer Natalie Pergar advises using the dry brushing method with either a dry brush or a loofah tool. With either tool, you can perform the dry brushing method by sweeping your tool across any targeted saggy areas. This method simultaneously exfoliates dead skin cells as well as improves blood circulation. With firm to medium pressure, sweep up along the arms, across your stomach, your legs and back, or any areas of concern. To learn more, watch this In The Mix video on how to tighten saggy body skin.
Natalie recommends using a sugar and / or salt scrub to exfoliate your whole body. Our Blueberry Soy Sugar Scrub contains raw sugar cane granules, a natural alpha hydroxy acid. Exfoliating your body with this ingredient leaves the skin feeling soft and supple, and you’ll notice moisture levels improving.
For a very polished effect, our Stone Crop Revitalizing Body Scrub contains both the hydrating qualities of sugar and the invigorating benefits of salt. It contains stone crop which moisturizes and brightens the appearance of the skin, while the raw sugar granules and rock salt provide manual exfoliation.
Body Lotions And Moisturizers
These cream and body lotion suggestions can be used for saggy skin across your entire body, but some might be more beneficial for particular areas than others. For example if you’re worried about cellulite, the Stone Crop Contouring Body Cream reduces the appearance of this concern thanks to its formula containing microalgae extract. This luxurious contouring cream can also be used as an all-over moisturizer or as a targeted treatment to tighten and tone where you need it most. You can use it on your knees, elbows, your neck, the stomach, thighs and legs — anywhere that you’d like some firming up.
The Monoi Night Body Cream is another skin-firming moisturizing body cream that leaves the skin smoother by morning. The key ingredient, monoi, is a moisturizing and protective oil that comes from the healing plant called Tahitian flower which hydrates the skin without stripping it of its natural oils.
Our Coconut Firming Body Lotion is particularly helpful for the stomach area, according to Natalie. It contains natural oil from coconut, shea butter and grape seed, which leaves your skin looking tight and firm, while providing deep and lasting hydration.
Exercise And A Healthy Lifestyle
As mentioned earlier, you might be experiencing saggy skin because of significant weight loss. Nevertheless, the best way to get rid of saggy body skin is to continue to exercise! As Healthline states, building muscle mass through weight training exercises reduces loose skin.
“If excess fat distends the skin for a long time, the skin can lose some of its ability to shrink with weight loss. Replacing that lost fat with muscle mass can lessen the appearance of loose skin,” states Healthline.
Which method from the above will you use to improve saggy skin? Learn more about the right products by visiting your nearest Eminence Organics Spa Partner.