When we talk about tight skin, we’re referring to that smooth, elastic and supple skin that we all had in our youth – the kind that you had when you were a kid, or even in your early twenties. Unfortunately, with every passing year, our skin gets looser and looser, allowing wrinkles and sagging to appear much to our dismay. It’s bound to happen to everyone, since the breakdown of collagen and elastin, compounded with the damaging effects of the sun and unhealthy lifestyle habits, make our skin naturally weaker. In response to our disdain for saggy, wrinkled skin, the beauty industry has created a plethora of solutions, but many simply don’t work.
So what’s the easiest way to get tighter skin?
Well, the most effective method is a combination of prevention and maintenance combined with a treatment like BOTOX or laser skin tightening (both of which actually work!).
Prevention and Maintenance
These involve the following:
1. Protecting your skin from prolonged sun exposure, since UV rays have been scientifically linked to the breakdown of collagen and elastin in our skin. Tanning is an unhealthy habit that accelerates the aging process, so make sure you cover up with a good sunscreen and stay out of the sun when it’s strongest.
2. Eating plenty of fresh vegetables, fruit and omega 3 rich foods, such as nuts and fatty fish. These are loaded with antioxidants to help fight against damaging free radicals that contribute to lax skin, as well strengthen and moisturize the skin from within.
3. Follow a healthy lifestyle that involves a good exercise regimen, enough sleep and no smoking.
Laser Skin Tightening and BOTOX Are Effective Treatments
There are few things available on the market today that help with loose skin, and the safest and most effective can be found at a medical clinic. No, we’re not talking about surgery; rather, a treatment like laser skin tightening helps smooth away wrinkles and lax skin with intense light energy, which remodels the skin. Great results can be achieved
in a matter of months. Clinically proven to achieve dramatic results, BOTOX is another treatment that erases wrinkles through an injection procedure, with results appearing in about a week and lasting for a few months. These treatments achieve results faster than other options in skin tightening.
If you already have loose skin, prevention and maintenance helps keep the problem from getting worse. Unfortunately, to address your current concerns, you’ll need to turn to medical treatments.