The most common cause of sagging skin is aging. As you age, your skin loses the collagen and elastin, your skin’s supportive connective tissue, that make it look soft, plump and youthful. In addition, facial muscles can weaken with age, which takes a toll too.
Collagen is the main structural protein found in the skin and other connective tissues throughout the body. Think of collagen as the “building blocks” of the skin.
Elastin is a protein that coils and recoils like a spring within the elastic fibers of connective tissue, accounting for the elasticity of the skin and other structures of the body.
The skin depends on both collagen and elastin to remain tight to our face and body. Collagen and elastin are found in the deeper layer of the skin called the dermis, which is located right above the fatty layer which lies beneath the skin.
As we age we begin to lose these two key components and our skin begins to lose elasticity, resulting in loose or sagging skin.
Sun exposure is another reason for skin losing its elasticity. The sun’s powerful rays damage skin cells which, over time, this can increase the effects of aging. It’s a double edged sword all that ultraviolet radiation you soaked up while getting the perfect tan was also breaking down your collagen and elastin, which can lead to saggy skin and wrinkles
Last but not least, weight loss, especially the loss of large amounts of weight over a short period of time, can cause skin to sag.
Genetics, diet, lifestyle, stress and smoking can also contribute to loose skin.
The products we apply to our skin play a huge role in overall skin quality and health – we need to feed our skin the same way we feed our bodies day to day.
There are natural treatments available to rebuild collagen in the skin and increase its overall production. Using organic for the skin is the most safest way of taking care of our skin, because it has little or no side effects.
Here are the ingredients for loose skin cream.
½ cup of coconut butter
½ cup of coconut oil
¼ cup pure olive oil
2 table spoon of food starch
1 table spoon of vitamin E oil
1 table spoon of lavender essential oil
½ table spoon of frankincense essential oil
2 table spoon of coco butter
Do a double boiler
Melt the coco butter and coconut butter on a low heat with other oil
When it has completely melted, add the food starch and stir
When it’s slightly thick, transfer the mixture into a ceramic bowl and place it in the fridge for some hours.
When it is completely cool bring it out and mix well with mixer until it foaming and creamy
Pour the cream into a container and keep it away from direct sunlight.