Sagging Skin on Face: Causes, Myths and Non-Invasive Solutions

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We all fear the dreaded grumpy resting face that seems inevitable as we age.  There’s another phrase for it, but I won’t mention it here.  The truth is, some sagging skin on the face is inevitable, but some can be prevented and even reversed without one single doctor appointment.  Not that doctor appointments are bad, but we like the idea of preventative and proactive actions as well a knowledge, which can only help your reach your goals.

Here, we’re going to break it down with Causes, Myths, and Desired Ingredients and Procedures.

What Causes Sagging Skin on Face

Aging:  As we age our collagen production starts to wane and the cell production is much slower than it used to be.  This causes the signs of aging to show up on our skin.  We no longer have the built in defense that we had in our 20’s and 30’s.  Read on below and discover some helpful ways to fight the signs of aging and thus improve sagging skin on the face.

Sun Exposure:  Science studies show that sun exposure to our skin causes up to 90% of the damage we accumulate.  While it could be reasonably less for individuals who use sunscreen diligently and limit their sun exposure, accumulating it even in the smallest tasks is quite possible.  Some sun exposure is to be expected, but can be treated with some of the suggestions below.

Weight Loss:  Rapid and/or significant weight loss can certainly cause sagging skin on the face, and other areas of the body.  You might want to consult a medical provider on what options you have for significant body skin sagging, and you can find some success with the ideas we’ll share with you in terms of the sagging skin on your face.

Sleep Positions:  Side sleepers run the risk of accumulating creases and wrinkles in the skin more than back sleepers.  Side sleeping is quite common, and causes the face to “fold” in some places as it presses against a pillow.

Underlying or Ongoing Health Issues:  Sometimes just dealing with various health issues can take a toll on our appearance and cause to to age more rapidly.  Sometimes the medication involved in these health issues can speed the process of sagging in the face along faster.  But more knowledge is only to your benefit, and putting steps in place, actions in place, and talking with your doctor about medications and alterative options is the best way to address how you feel and look. 

Myths About Sagging Skin on Face

Running:  According to Dr. Kiya Movassaghi, an avid triathlete and nationally recognized board certified plastic surgeon, running doesn’t specifically cause your face to look this way.  That said, he does point out that the combination of having a lean body and experiencing long-term sun exposure, regardless of how it comes about, will lead to a gaunt look through the face.

Jade Rollers:  These tools feel great on the skin and cause help drain the lymphatic system, but they cannot actually correct sagging skin on the face.  You may want to incorporate them into your pamper sessions, but they won’t really make any changes in the structure of the skin.

Most “Skin Firming” Appliances on the Market:  There are a gazillion appliances for sale on ebay and Amazon that are knock offs and claim to be microcurrent machines and radio frequency machines, but many of them are not properly calibrated with the correct amperes if they are a microcurrent machine.  The wrong level or too strong and it could actually fatigue the muscles.  (Catch out tips below on how to find the right microcurrent machine.)  As for radio frequency devices, the waves of heat need to be between 122 and 167 degrees, and anything else will not be effective.

Ingredients to Look For & Minimally Invasive Procedures To Help Correct Sagging Skin on Face

Vitamin A:  Vitamin A can help improve the elasticity of the skin, and boost collagen production.  Adding this ingredient to your skin care routine will help with your efforts to correct sagging skin on the face.

Antioxidants:  Most antioxidants are rich in vitamin c, b, and e, and are very helpful in making your skin stronger by combating oxidative stress.  The addition of antioxidants can

Collagen Producing Ingredients:  There are so many effective active ingredients that can help the production of collagen for sagging skin on the face, but here are a few to look for:  centella asiatica, coenzyme q10, gingko extract, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, a variety of peptides, vitamin a,

Acids:  Acids that help exfoliate the layers of the skin will at the same time help invigorate collagen production, which can help sagging skin look and feel firmer with continued use.  Look for any of these acid names: AHA, glycolic, TCA, lactic, malic, etc.

Hyaluronic Acids:  Hyaluronic acid can help the skin retain a significant amount of water, and when skin is properly hydrated, will perform all of it’s function at top level.   

Facial Massage:  Some medical studies have shown that implementing some manual facial massages can help the appearance of sagging skin on the face as it invigorates blood flow and oxygen levels. 

Radio Frequency:  As we mentioned above, there are many appliances on the market that claim to offer radio frequency capabilities, but many just do not.  You can find a quality option online but be sure to read the reviews and find out what their return policy is.  You can also schedule to have treatment done in a dermatology office or salon, but expect to pay hundreds of dollars for each appointment.

Microneedle Treatments:   Microneedle treatments are an excellent want to change the “landscape” of your skin and promote faster collagen production – which leads to less sagging.  Microneedle treatments can be done at home or in a dermatology office or salon.  There are some quality microneedle options to purchase online.  Always start with a smaller needle size, follow the instructions, clean your tools regularly, and replace periodically. 

Microcurrent Facial:  As we also noted above, a quality microcurrent machine take a little research.  Avoid a good deal on something that will likely be junk.  When in doubt Nuface offers some highly reputable devices that almost everyone seems to benefit from.

Our Firming Skin Serum with Clinically Proven Botanical Active Ingredients is an important step to include in your quest for less sagging skin on the face.

Firming Skin Serum with Clinically Proven Botanical Active Ingredients

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Our firming skin serum is stacked with a long list of botanical active ingredients proven to help firm skin now and for the long term.  This is a light, easily absorbed hydrating serum can help bring accumulative firming benefits that are gained over time with continued use.    

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Acer Saccharinum (Organic Sugar Maple) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe) Leaf Juice, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Carnosine, Argireline (Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 EcoCert / Naturally Derived), Centella Asiatica Extract, Citric Acid, Citrus Auranium Dulcis (Organic Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus medica limonum (Organic Lemon) Extract, Dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE), Elderberry Extract, GABA, Glycerin (Vegan), Green Tea Extract, Hibiscus Extract, Horse Chestnut Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Hydrolyzed Protein, L-Carnosine, Luconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate Vitamin C), Matrixyl 3000 (Palmitoyl Oligopeptide (and) Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 EcoCert / Naturally Derived), Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Essential Oil, Natural Active Peptides, Niacinamide, Seacode (Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract EcoCert / Naturally Derived), Extract, Rose Damascena (Rose) Distillate, Rhodiola Rosea Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Organic Sugar Cane) Extract, Sea Kelp Bioferment, SkinTight (Nannochloropsis Occulata Extract (and) Pullulan EcoCert / Naturally Derived), Salix Alba (White Willowbark) Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Tomato Seed Oil, Vaccinium Myrtillus (Organic Bilberry) Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Organic Cranberry) Extract, Vegan Lecithin, White Lily Extract


DMAE:  Is naturally derived and an analog of vitamin B.  It's been proven to help firm sagging skin. Not only are it’s effects immediate – but also cumulative, and it’s benefits accrue over time.

Green Tea Extract:  Can decrease the risk of skin cancer and alleviates water retention in skin. Great for firming and toning.  Anti-viral and anti-bacterial. 

Hydrolyzed Protein:  Hydrolyzed protein is a new generation tightening and firming ingredient is naturally derived.  Clinical studies show that it will help firm skin, tighten, an smooth. as well as assist in contouring as a wonderful anti aging ingredient.

L-Carnosine:  An antioxidant and anti inflammatory, helps protect skin against cancer, improves healing and elasticity.

Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate:  One of the most important skin ingredients available, it is an antioxidant and transforms into vitamin c when applied topically. It is known for wound healing, collagen production, corrects pigmentation issues, and improves elasticity.


There are some truly effective ways to help us with sagging skin on the face, and these tips and tools above will get you headed in the right direction.

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