WHAT CAUSES SAGGING SKIN?
Over time, external factors such as ultraviolet sunlight and gravity take their toll and we inevitably lose volume in our faces, via fat, muscle and bone changes. Sagging skin in the lower face—or jowls—and thin, wrinkled skin on the neck are the two most dramatic signs of aging and are a natural part of the aging process.
As the skin ages, the deeper layers lose fat and important structural proteins such as elastin and collagen also start to decline. Studies show after the age of 20, a person produces about 1 percent less collagen in the skin each year. During the first 5 years of menopause, women’s skin loses about 30% of its collagen, and 2% every year after for the next 20 years. The skin also becomes drier and thinner, making it more difficult to maintain its form. As the skin becomes less resilient and full, it becomes more vulnerable to the effects of gravity.
HOW TO PREVENT SAGGING OF THE SKIN
As with most ageing processes, prevention goes a long way to helping skin keep its youthful appearance. Excessive exposure to the sun’s UVA and UVB rays, smoking cigarettes and a poor diet can accelerate collagen and elastin degradation in the skin. To help prevent premature skin aging, experts recommend the following tips:
NEOSTRATA® SKIN ACTIVE: Complete daily skin care to correct visible signs of aging:
Cleanser: NEOSTRATA® SKIN ACTIVE Exfoliating Wash with Polyhydroxy Acids (PHAs) including Maltobionic Acid known to exfoliate and remove debris from pores, enhancing skin texture and clarity. The foaming formula with a concentrated botanical complex of aloe, chamomile, cucumber and rosemary extracts helps refresh and revitalize.
Serum: Applying a serum before moisturizing gives skin an extra boost and adds a layer of protection from the elements NEOSTRATA® SKIN ACTIVE Tri-Therapy Lifting Serum volumizes the look of slack skin with AMINOFIL Amino acid derivative concentrated to target skin’s hydrating matrix for a more lifted appearance. Renews Tone with Gluconolactone, a Polyhydroxy Acid & antioxidant chelator that helps to gently exfoliate and promote a more even skin tone, and hydrates with low molecular weight (LMW) hyaluronic acid.
Moisturizer: The best anti-aging moisturizers have a combination of nourishing ingredients that help restore and protect skin from environmental aggressors.
For day: NEOSTRATA® SKIN ACTIVE Matrix Support with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 with retinol and NeoGlucosamine® improves skin texture and uneven tone while helping skin to look firmer and healthier by targeting the skin's hydrating matrix to firm the skin's appearance and repair the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
For night: For night: NEOSTRATA® SKIN ACTIVE Retinol Repair Complex is a potent antiaging boosting repair cream formulated to target skin’s volumizing matrix and provide a lifted and firmer appearance, diminish the look of dark spots, and smooth lines and wrinkles. This concentrated complex delivers high-strength 0.5% pure, stabilized Retinol in a time-release delivery system along with NeoGlucosamine® to synergistically target skin’s natural volumizing matrix. These powerful ingredients are also known to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and uneven coloration.
Eye Cream: NEOSTRATA® SKIN ACTIVE Intensive Eye Therapy uses multiple ingredients to plump and smooth the appearance of slack eye skin. Our high-strength, hydrating eye cream with NEOGLUCOSAMINE® and rejuvenating peptides provides a firmer look while the Caffeine and Hyaluronic Acid formula helps deflate the look of puffy eyes and hydrates the skin.
Neck & Décolletage Cream Reduce visible signs of aging on the neck and décolletage for skin that appears firmer, lifted and more evenly toned. NEOSTRATA® SKIN ACTIVE Triple Firming Neck Cream is formulated with a complex of three ingredients, each with a unique benefit to deliver a lifted and firmer appearance. NEOGLUCOSAMINE®, NEOCITRIATE® and Pro-Amino Acid work together to firm the appearance of sagging skin and target the volumizing hydration matrix. This potent cream is enriched with a restorative fruit stem cell extract.
Sunscreen: Everyone should wear sunscreen, every day, all year long. NEOSTRATA® Sheer Physical Protection Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50 combines potent antioxidants with a Polyhydroxy Acid (PHA) complex to help protect and support skin's moisture barrier against environmental aggressors. Formulated exclusively with mineral sunscreens: Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide with a sheer, invisible tint in a light formulation aesthetic.
At NEOSTRATA®, we believe that visible results come from renewing the layers of the skin. We recognize that everyone’s skin is unique, and we have created key collections which aim to achieve healthy-looking skin at every life stage.