How to: Combat Sagging Skin
Dr Lillian Khan recently informed us at Komal's Korner about the reasons for Sagging Skin and how you can combat it, read on to know the why and how of it.
Aging is a natural process that every woman would like to go through gracefully. One of the major signs of aging is sagging skin, especially in the jaw and neck is which we call the Y- contour. This is why there is so much focus in the aesthetic world to try to find solutions that help maintain the youthfulness of the face.
We develop sagging due to several reasons such as loss of collagen and elasticity, which cause loss of firmness and smooth texture of the skin. The loss of fat pads of the face that gives its fullness, and loss of bone and muscle mass are some of the other reasons of sagging. All these changes cause the skin to sag and this appears more obvious in the lower part of the face due to the effect of time and gravity. Luckily, there are several options to take care of the skin and delay this aging effect.
There are several clinical procedures and different technologies that focus on the Y-contour and help maintain the youthfulness in the face. Chemical peels, vampire face lift, and fillers are a few examples of these types of procedures. However, all these procedures have possible side effects, are quite expensive and sometimes even give disappointing results.
To avoid these, taking care of skin at home from the beginning becomes the first line of defense. Choosing the right products that help boost the skin with firming components is recommended. There are several products in the market which use the usual active ingredients that help lift and firm the skin such as retinol, retinol boosters, vitamin C, antioxidants, and collagen.
There are certain new ingredients that have shown increased improvement for the Y-contour such Polyimide and Lipodipeptide. These ingredients can be found in the components of products like Pond’s Age Miracle™ Firm & Lift skin care range which has an active compound called InstantLift™.
- Dr. Lillian Khan, Dermatologist and Pond’s Arabia, Brand Expert