How To Say Bye to Sagging Looks

How To Say Bye to Sagging Looks

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Sagging face only cute if you are a Shar Pei. For most of us, our jangly jowls and hanging cheeks are a source of chagrin as we age. Here, 4 myths and facts about facial sagging, plus ways to stop the droop

You can do Facial Exercises to Reduce Skin Sagging
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TRUE but with a catch. They increase the size of facial muscles, which, while theoretically taking away some of the slacking skin, also causes expression lines. While a few workout moves might help relieve basset hound like eyes, they’ll probably also worsen crowfeet.

Running causes your Face to Sag
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TRUE. When you gain weight, the skin on your face stretches to go along with your extra padding, just like it does everywhere else. But if you have finally lost it, you may notice that you are sporting under eye bags and a slack jaw. As you age and your skin loses elasticity, when you stretch it out it won’t bounce back the same way it did when you were younger.

Running causes your Face to Sag
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FALSE. Sagging skin is due to two age-related reasons: loss of collagen, which gives skin its elasticity, and loss of facial fat, the absence of which causes the skin to droop. While your whole body bounces up and down while you are jogging, it is highly unlikely that you are jostling around enough to damage collagen.

Sleeping on your Stomach causes Sagging
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FALSE. Your sleep position won’t actually cause sagging, but it can lead to sleep wrinkles: those creases and fine lines you see in your bathroom mirror. They are caused by your pillow tugging at delicate facial skin as you sleep. When you are younger, it is not an issue, as fresh, elastic skin bounces back easily, but as you age, skin becomes less resilient and can settle into these lines. Your best way to avoid this is to sleep on your back.



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