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How to Prevent Your Skin from Sagging

By Rachel Yeoh

9 Nov 2018

Have you been promised youthful and supple skin by a myriad of facial products and beauty procedures?

 

Let’s face it. Most beauty products and treatments promise the heights of the moon for your skin but the results are so subtle you barely know if the regime is working. Could it be a case similar to the Emperor’s New Clothes?

 

Following these skincare regimes religiously may or may not work; here’s what will work – real food. What you feed your body manifests physically, just like how food can make on thin or fat, alert or lethargic. Therefore, before you get exasperated about aging skin and the money you’ll have to contribute to the beauty industry, remember that aging beautifully (with minimal sagging) can be gracefully simple.

Here’s a quick breakdown of the why’s before the how’s.

 

Why does skin sag?

 

Sagging skin has several causes with aging as the common contributor followed by the sun exposure and smoking. With age, the production of elastin fibres and collagen on the skin begin to reduce and these connectives become weaker. Sun exposure escalates sagging as the rays break down elastin on the skin. If you smoke, uh oh; your skin is exposed to harmful chemicals from the smoke that dries the skin, contributing further to the sagging and drooping of skin.

Before you continue reading, make it a point to reduce your exposure to the sun (especially during noon-time) and if you smoke, let this be your motivation to quit.

 

How can i slow down the sagging of skin?

 

 

1.         Hydration

This point cannot be stress enough as many underestimates the power of H2O for the body. It flushes out toxins and keeps moisture in your skin, making it firmer and supplier with a natural glow.

 

    We recommend: Down at least a full glass of water when you wake up and carry a bottle of water with you wherever you go. Opt for water instead of soda, cordial or even coffee.

 

 

2.         Omega Fatty Acids 3, 6 and 9

They make up a significant part of your skin’s cell membranes and are an essential component for cellular metabolism. These Omega fatty acids are more effective at hydrating the skin than your regular moisturisers as they help the skin maintain moisture from inside. Science has proven that these molecular youth bombs contain age-fighting properties and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and sagging.

 

We recommend: Food abundant with these Omega fatty acids include salmon, walnuts, chia seeds, avocado, olives and Heal Domain’s Omega-3 Fish Oil.

 

 

3.         Amino Acids

Our bodies product some amino acids naturally and they are classified as non-essential amino acids. The rest (essential amino acids) however, have to be obtained through our diet. They nourish the skin promote collagen production, minimising the appearance of wrinkles and helps curb sagging skin.

 

We recommend: Munch on tuna, poultry, Brazil nuts, seaweed, spirulina, pumpkin, yogurt and Health Domain’s Royal Jelly (contains all 30 amino acids).

 

 

4.         Antioxidants

Free radicals are molecules found all around. Originating from environmental exposures such as radiation, UV rays, to our bodies (yes, when breaking down food at the molecular level), these free radicals try to grab an extra electron from the atoms in the skin. When this happens, it causes damage to the skin’s DNA which speeds up the aging of skin. Antioxidants protect your skin from the damaging free radicals in your body, slowing down the signs of aging.

 

We recommend: Vitamin C-rich food such as citrus fruits and green leafy vegetables. Dark chocolate, kidney beans and raisins also contain high levels of antioxidants.

 

 

5.         Collagen

Our skin is made up of 70% collagen but with age, the production of collagen slows down drastically. The good news is the body’s collagen can be replenished through diet which will then allow the skin to remain plump and elastic. By consuming collagen, these peptides are absorbed into the blood stream and are then distributed to the dermis of the skin.
We recommend: Collagen rich food range from bone broth, tomatoes, eggs and cod fish. Alternatively, you can also consume Health Domain’s Dr Q Quinoa Drink that is rich in collagen, vitamins and minerals.
Follow these steps to attain the complexion that you’ve always wanted. Say NO to gravity and do not allow the years to make their point on your face!