Your skin is your body’s largest organ . It is complex and multi-layered .
How well do you know it ?
Changes in health , weight and just the process of aging have an effect on skin’s elasticity .
HERE ARE TOP FACTS ON SKIN AND SAGGING
Collagen and elastin , this two proteins are necessary for skin health because they offer support and elasticity , can be found in the dermis ( middle layer of skin ) .
Fibroblasts are the cells in the dermis that synthesize collagen and elastin .
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the skin , making up 75% .
Diminished levels of collagen and elastin cause your skin to wrinkle and sag .
Reduction of tissue in the subcutis ( fatty layer ) also causes your skin to sag as well as wrinkle .
Over time , environmental factors and aging diminish your body’s ability to produce collagen and elastin .
We lose 1% of collagen per year after the age of 29 .
Existing Collagen and elasticity are broken down daily by the sun , free-radical damage and smoking .
Protect your skin !
Weight loss causes skin sagging – Skin will stretch out with weight gain . If you lose the weight too quickly , especially when older , the skin cannot bounce back so it sags
You can slow down sagging by using topical products like over-the-counter retinols or prescription retinoids , which boost collagen production , and vitamin C serums , which help restore elasticity .