As we age, our skin is exposed to many changes as well. Sagging skin is just one among many such changes.
Some of the key factors that contribute to the drooping of skin that was once taut, firm and supple.
As you age, your skin begins to lose its natural elastin and collagen. Healthy collagen development is one of the primary contributors to plump, youthful skin, so as this production slows down with age, connective tissue becomes weaker and skin looks more tired.
Those who spend lots of time in the sun, are exposing their skin cells to powerful rays which, over time, will break down elastin and collagen while also causing wrinkles, brown spots and skin cancer.
Those who smoke are doing their skin a great disservice by exposing their skin and other organs to harmful chemicals and smoke, which dries the skin out and causes sagging and drooping.
A lack of dehydration is also to blame, with those who don’t drink plenty of water on a daily basis making it harder for their skin to bounce back from damage or continue to build new collagen quickly enough.