For the most part, I don’t mind getting older, as long as I don’t feel older. I am even ok with a few wrinkles and lines. To me, an older woman who has no lines or wrinkles looks a little off.
I think Ricky Lauren is one of the most beautiful women in the world.
She has wrinkles, and crows feet and is still gorgeous.
The one thing that I do mind is sagging skin. I am constantly looking for everything and anything I can possibly do to reverse the sagging saga trend until ultimately I feel the need to break down and get a face lift. I am not against face lifts, they are just so darn expensive and I happen to have a fear of “going under” the knife.
So why do we start to sag and more importantly can we do anything about it?
As we age our hormones start to dry up. One of those hormones, estrogen, plays a powerful role in the promotion of our human elastic glue, collagen. If you are lacking in estrogen, you are lacking in collagen and that’s the beginning of sagging skin.
If you are anywhere near menopause, get to a naturopath doctor ASAP and get your hormone levels tested.
If you are deficient, the doctor will most likely put you on bio identical hormones. These hormones are natural, not synthetic and therefore are safe. Keep in mind all those studies that say hormone replacement can raise the risk of cancer were done with synthetic hormones.
I got on bio identical hormones, and not only did I feel better, I stopped the saga of sagging skin in it’s tracks.
Even Elle Mcpherson, whose career depends on her youthful looks, says that she gets her hormone levels tested every 3 months.
You can also boost your collagen levels by
Eating a diet high in plant proteins – Nuts, Peas, and Beans
Taking Vitamin C – I take 1 packet per day of Lipospheric Vitamin C by Liv On Labs
Lipospheric Vitamin C offers the most powerful, and most bio-available form of vitamin C. Virtually 100% of the Vitamin C is transported to the cells, tissues, glands, and organs that require it.
Exercising 20 minutes per day will also stimulate new collagen growth.
If you are 35, 40 or 45, go ahead and get a head start on preventing the sagging saga.
Find a good firming cream.
I think Strivectin neck and face cream does a great job.
Other causes of sagging skin that are easily avoidable, smoking and poor diet.