Easy and Worry-free Sagging Skin Prevention and Correction

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The effects of aging, the sun, and significant weight loss can can cause your skin to change and lose its ability to snap back to its original appearance. Over time, this loss of elasticity results in sagging skin. Sagging skin can occur on different parts of the body including the stomach, legs, and arms. However, people are usually most concerned with sagging skin on the face.

Skin care science has led to topical products that can dramatically improve the appearance of sagging skin without major expense or side effects.

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Prevention of Sagging Skin: 3 Important Factors

While there is nothing that can permanently stop the skin from losing its elasticity, you can help slow down the process by taking certain precautions.

3 important factors to consider to help prevent sagging skin include:

  1. Stay hydrated. Try to drink the recommended 8 glasses of water a day. Water works from the inside out as a natural cleanser. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that will keep the skin soft and radiant.
  2. Avoid excessive exposure to the sun. The sun accelerates skin aging and may cause skin cancer. Remember to always wear sunscreen, even on cloudy days, to help protect your skin from harmful UV rays.
  3. Seek out good fats. There are plenty of healthy fats that are needed for the body. Omega 3 fatty acids and monounsaturated fat have powerful anti-inflammatory effects, such as improving skin’s moistness and texture.

Another way to protect your skin is by following an anti-inflammatory diet like the one advocated by Dr. Perricone. It provides a nutritional plan that improves total health and works from the inside out to ensure healthy, beautiful skin.

Considered the cornerstone of the Perricone anti-aging program, the diet focuses on high quality proteins like fish and poultry, as well as healthy fats, whole grains, and antioxidants. Proteins are made up of chains of amino acids that are used by your body to grow muscles, hair, nails, skin, and internal organs.

An anti-inflammatory diet, in combination with topicals and supplements, works to reduce the systemic inflammation that ages the body and increases skin sagging.

Watch this video to learn more about Dr. Perricone’s anti-inflammatory diet of superfoods:

Correction of Sagging Skin

Just as good lifestyle choices help prevent sagging skin and bad choices can hasten it, there are safe and risky ways to correct the appearance of the sagging skin you already have.

The Risky way

The risky way to deal with sagging skin is to consider plastic surgery. Plastic surgery is often an unnecessarily dangerous and costly way to solve cosmetic issues like sagging skin.

Plastic surgery procedures for sagging skin usually involve the surgeon pulling the skin, muscles, and tissues of the face back tightly into place. Excess skin is removed, leaving the remaining skin looking firmer. Not only are surgical proceduresa extremely expensive, but they frequently result in an unnatural appearance and can involve serious risk factors.

Some risk factors include:

  • Scarring. This is a common and sometimes severe result. Some scars do not heal properly and become permanent.
  • Crust on the incision. Dry crust or scabs can form and cause infections if not removed and properly cared for.
  • Numbness. Nerves surrounding the area can be damaged and cause temporary to permanent numbness to the face.

These risk factors can be both dangerous and potentially emotionally damaging for patients.

The Safe way
There are safer and more affordable alternatives to plastic surgery for treating sagging skin. Products formulated with sophisticated anti-inflammatory sciences can help tighten the skin, improving its appearance and helping to slow further sagging.

Dr. Perricone’s Advanced Face Firming Activator is formulated with DMAE, an organic compound which provides contouring benefits to skin losing elasticity. It lifts, tightens, and tones skin, while diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

DMAE is also effective when taken internally as with the DMAE Dietary Supplements. Taken twice a day with meals, this capsule works to rescue the skin when it begins to lose elasticity. The brain also benefits from DMAE, as it supports cognitive functions like memory and helps reduces cell deterioration. DMAE can even help combat depression.

Remember, there are safe methods to prevent and reduce the appearance of sagging skin. Plastic surgery is never the only option for cosmetic enhancements when nutrition and topical treatments can provide such impressive results.

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  1. Hello my name is laurie and I am 51 i have tried very hard to keep my youthful look ,just in the last year i have noticed sagging skin around my mouth and it depresses me to look in the mirror. I have tried several products to correct this nothing is working so i would love to have a producted that works instead of going broke for no results.

  2. I’m 49 and it seemed like overnight the skin under my eyes got all loose and saggy. I’ve never used any face or eye care products before. I started using the Made From Earth Vitamin Firming Serum twice a day about a month ago under my eyes and I can see a visible difference. The skin under my eyes is much smoother, tighter, and firmer and the dark circles have lightened a bit as well. Love this stuff!

  3. I have used Perricone MD when you first came out and I received many complements on my face.. I am now 42 and started to see sagging in my jowls my weight as changed and I had my hormone checked and came to find out I am defecent in viatmin D serverly and B12 and Testestorne…. i need help would i benefit from this?

  4. Ever thought about exactly why there is certainly a great deal skin cancer these days while forty five for you to half a century ago it absolutely was nearly uncommon many of us are passing the buck to the sun’s rays however would it be the sun’s rays …skin cancer

  5. Being a minister I am constantly in the public eye doing Women’s Conferences and church services. I am always searching for skincare that truly works. I find that the ones I have used work for a few weeks and then the effects seem to diminish! I would love to test Dr. Perricone’s products.

  6. I would really like to try the Perricone tester for sagging skin, I am 51years old with relatively good skin but am beginning to sag around the jaw. I have tried numerous creams from the pharmacies but have not really seen any results.

  7. im only 22, and i have horrible saggy eyes, i feel like this is only going to get worse. The thing is.. i do everything right, i bearly drink, i dont smoke,i eat so well and have even turned organic in foods and facial products i use(honey for cleansers and brown sugar for exfoliants etc) im always so positive.. I have had darkness under my eyes since i was born.. some people say its got something to do witha persons kidneys, but i just think im unlucky. I hydrate under my eyes daily with coconut oil and have try numerous other oils. Which have i guess helped my skin be softer, but thats it. I get exzema also.. so its been a hard road for myself in the skin department.. so i guess it would be soo nice to find a nice solution and a product that will show some results..

    Kell x

  8. I think I deserve to be a tester due to the fact I became a mother later in life but everyone assumes I am the grandmother instead of the mom and it really really hurts. I am a fair skinned redhead who spent too much time in the sun and now my skin is lined and sagging. Please consider me I would so appreciate it. Thanks

  9. When I was 40, new acquaintances could not believe I had reached that age. Ten years later (including a move to a dry climate) had me reaching my 50th birthday with no exclamations of surprise. I aged 20 years in 10?

    Still need testers for products? This jowl-developer is interested!

  10. I am a 67 year old woman who has always taken exceptionally good care of her skin- creams, masks, sun screens, etc. People have always ,and still do ,comment on what beautiful skin I have ,and ask me what products I use. I look younger than my age and always have. However, my skin around the neck and jowls is starting to relax ,to my dismay and I would prefer to use products to help this problem rather than surgery, which may be inevitable. Please help me. Skin care has always been my passion and women come to me for advice.

  11. as a senior citizen I need all the help i can get and am willing to try most anything

  12. I would absolutely love the chance to be a Perricone tester. After giving birth, my health has declined. I know that I need to suppliment my body with the things it needs to repair itself. I expected stretch marks, but I didn’t prepare myself for the loss of elasticity that my skin would have. I have tried numerous other products to no avail. Please choose me to be a Perricone product tester; I believe that with Perricone I can regain my self-esteem and become a healthier me.

  13. [...] seen in skin. Wrinkles form as people age because the fat underneath the skin is lost and causes sagging skin. Also, skin isn’t as elastic as it used to be because collagen production is reduced. [...]

  14. [...] Collagen can help contribute to beautiful, youthful skin because of the elasticity it provides for the skin. But as people age, collagen production and elasticity decreases, while gravity continues to cause sagging skin. [...]

  15. Hi, Kathleen,

    Thank you for sharing your story.

    Dr. Perricone believes cellular inflammation is the primary cause of aging. There are a number of factors that contribute to inflammation and thus aging including:

    -Sun exposure
    -Pro-inflammatory diet
    -Free radical damage due to environmental factors

    Addressing these concerns with Dr. Perricone’s 3-Tier system can help:
    -An anti-inflammatory diet
    -Cosmeceuticals with restoring ingredients like neuropeptides

    To learn more about Dr. Perricone’s 3-Tier approach, watch this video on YouTube:

  16. So what do you think could be the cause and what can help?

  17. I am 63. My body skin is crappy and saggy, more so then my three older sister. I am 7 yrs younger then my sister who is next to me. I think that I am more health conscience then they,I exercise and and have more energy then they. Their skin looks great.
    My sister who is almost 80 has far better skin then I and my mother who died at 95 also.
    None of us smoke or drink, other then an occasional glass of wine

  18. [...] is formed by kerainocytes, living cells, which make up a large part of skin (as well as the hair and nails). These cells push upwards, eventually dying as newer cells form below. If these dead cells are in [...]

  19. Hello, i have just started to date again after a horrible break-up. Im 40 in march but i have noticed the sides if my face sagging (just like my mom ) i know ill need a face lift but if i could lengthen the time this takes and give me back some confidence instead of hiding behind my hair it would be wonderful.I am so embarraced when my new partner comes too near. Not a good start to a relationship is it lol. I would be very greatful to try this product.

  20. I have tried numerous skin creams and anything that is supposed to firm up and make me look younger actually in turn makes me look alot older as it seems to emphasize the lines more. I will neve forget when I went to return a firming creme at the mall and the lady did not believe me until she actually tried it on me for herself. There were no questions asked from thereon. I would like to try this as I have lost over 30 pounds and my face could really use a bit of help here to become younger looking and beautiful again. Please help. Thanks.

  21. Even though I exercise, eat right and take supplements I think skincare is also essential to work on skin from the outside for a healthy look. I would be anxious to try this.

  22. I enjoyed your book and am looking forward to trying the products. I need to find a solution ot baggy eyes on the upper lids under the brow

  23. Hi, My name is Tammy Jo Van Wert, im 41 years old and the mother of 5 children ages 6-23. Im a stay at home mom who loves to homeschool my three youngest children, cook, garden, and attend concerts when avalable. Im very busy and dont usually take the time to take care of myself like i should. I would love to be a tester for your products. If they can help me they can help anyone. LOL
    Thanks Tammy Jo

  24. I would love to be a product tester

  25. I would like to test this product

  26. I’m still looking for the fountain of youth to combat the aging process. I am 51 years old and for the last 10 I have vowed to no longer be a “Sun Bunny” in the summer; I also have been slathering my face and neck with various products for at least three years now. I would like to think the above has helped – I have received comments on how good my skin looks. Who really knows what I would look like without some effort being put into combatting aging! I am always willing to try products for this reason and hopefully, someday, stumble upon that “Miracle Product”!

  27. I am 61 and starting to ‘look’ like my mother..I’d like to look more like my 44yr old daughter. Help!!! My skin is also staring to flake. Please please let me become a product tester. The great northwest doesn’t keep your skin moist or firm!

  28. I want my skin to snap back and become youthful looking again.

  29. As a 61 year young female, I NEED to try Dr. Perricone’s anti-aging products. Thank you for considering me to become a product tester.

  30. I have recently lost 100 pounds and have severly sagging skin especilly on my neck and eye area. Also I have “wings” in the underarm area and around my knees. If there is a product that could minimize these problems I would love to try it!! I would be willing to answer any and all questions/surveys about my results with your product.

    Thank you!



  33. I have always wanted to try this. I’ve seen it advertized.

  34. I’m totally worried about sagging skin. I’ve noticed that near my mouth on both sides (guess they’re called jowls) there has been some slight sagging. Nobody else I’ve asked can tell, but I can really see it. If there was a product that really worked to tighten my skin, I would use it! Also need help with fine lines and wrinkles. Especially around and under my eyes!

  35. would love to be able to try new products

  36. Would love to be a product tester. I am blond, blue-eyed and 42 with normal/dry skin

  37. Skin is the ultimate signal of physical health. I’m very interested in products that correct problems with my skin and prevent future ones from occurring. And products that don’t require medical procedures…I’m in!

  38. I really don’t mind being my age. I just don’t want to look my age.

  39. Good information. Thank you. You’re correct about products that are harmful. Research is showing a buildup of chemicals on the skin can cause acne, dryness and skin cancer. Dryness leads to wrinkles and prematurely aging skin.
    With so many manufacturers using chemicals in their products, almost any product – cleansers, moisturizers, shampoos, conditioners, hair gels and sunscreens – can be causing breakouts on the face and body.
    Here’s a page that shows more harmful ingredients commonly used in skin and hair care products. http://www.best-mens-skin-care.com/ingredients.html
    To find chemical-free products, read labels and research ingredients – or start with certified organic ingredients which don’t contain harmful chemicals.

  40. I have brown spots and hyperpigmentation and very dry skin. Nothing seems to work.

  41. It seems that 48 is the number. I noticed my jowls for the first time.
    Thank goodness for this product! It arrived right on schedule for me!

  42. Hello -
    I have seen this product on QVC all the time but have yet to order it because I’ve tried so many different things for my #11 on my forehead as well as for my nose to mouth lines and nothing has worked so of course, due to me beind so discouraged, I hesitate buying more stuff to add to my “collection”….I would love to help out by trying out some products!! Word of mouth is everything and I’d be GREAT at that!


  43. I would love to become a tester. My skin needs firming and toning, along with some blackheads on my nose. I am 61 years old and would love to try more of your products and have glowing skin.

  44. I’m turning 40 in a few months, so skin care is becoming even more important to me. You have some great products that I’d love to try

  45. I would be very happy to test products from Dr.Perricone..I try to maintain a healthy lifestyle and no one believes I am 57 and have 5 adult children!