Causes of Saggy Skin and How to Fight it

Updated at: Jul 30, 2013
Causes of Saggy Skin and How to Fight it

Saggy skin can be a difficult thing to live with, and unlike what people think there are many causes of it other than the usual aging.

Arka Roy Chowdhury
Fashion & BeautyWritten by: Arka Roy ChowdhuryPublished at: Jul 01, 2013

The perils of aging are many, among which the greatest of them all is the sagging of your once beautifully toned skin. While age seems to be a sure factor that causes your skin to sag, there could be many other reasons for the same.

side profile of womans saggy eyesIdentifying the cause is very important if you want to fight sagging of the skin effectively. While you may think that sagginess of the skin is hard to cope with, there could be ways in which you can keep your skin toned and fresh. Let us look at the causes of saggy skin and how to fight them.



This is the most common reason for your saggy skin, and at times even younger women have been found to struggle keeping a firm and tight skin. The combination of sun exposure and aging has been found to have a very adverse effect on the skin and thus the flesh begins to droop.

To fight this you will have to apply seaweed to the entire body as a thick masque and if you take professional help then you will be kept under a thermal blanket after this. What happens is that the heat activated the seaweed and this in turn helps to tighten the skin and reduce water weight.

Weight Loss

Those people who are fighting obesity usually seem to face problems with excess skin. The sagging of the skin for obese people typically happens after a gastric bypass surgery or as a result of extreme dieting.

In the event of a weight loss the best possible solution is to monitor the reduction in your weight in order to pace yourself, as the excess fat in your body stretches the skin. You should have a gradual approach to getting your skin back to normality because unlike when you were young your flesh will no more snap back with the same elasticity.

The Sun

There is a possibility that your skin will sag due to the heat of the relentless sun. The fact is that women who sit back and relish the sun’s rays have a hard time as they often discover the effects on their skin later in life. First there is the very serious danger of skin cancer, and then to top it off we have the damaging effects on the skin that causes sagging.

Solution for you is to use sunscreen and extra moisturizer for fighting the effects of the sun.

Poor Muscle Tone

If you have poor muscle tone then your skin will certainly get saggy, and one of the best ways to avoid saggy skin is to keep the muscle toned, so just get up and get moving.

You could achieve this by exercising the different muscle groups five times a week. You should use light weights to keep the skin under the arms from flapping when you move. Also by doing squats with hand weights you will prevent sagging skin along the back of your legs.

Read more articles on Anti-ageing.


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