If you are a woman in your late 30's or more, you probably noticed your skin's elasticity is not what it used to be. For most of us this is inevitable. Other body parts begin to fall as we age, why should our skin be any different? Fortunately, there are options available to help reverse the effects of aging on the skin and also improve the elasticity of loose skin that is caused by weight loss. To better understand what exactly causes our skin to give first, let's review some of the physical part of the process. Your skin has two distinct layers called the epidermis and dermis. The epidermis is on the surface and contains the pigment, epidermal cells, and proteins. The dermis is the layer below the epidermis and contains skin cells, blood vessels and nerves, hair follicles, sebaceous glands and also is responsible for providing nutrients to the layer of the epidermis. It also contains tissue connective tissue and collagen in our skin.
Although beneath the layer of the epidermis, are changes in the dermal layer of the skin causing wrinkles and abroad to lose elasticity with age. As we age, the amount of fat found in our bottom layer of the skin decreases, our glands produce less oil, and fibers of collagen and elastin lose their elasticity. The natural process of cell reproduction in the dermal layer also decreases as we age, resulting in lower renewal of skin cells. So, now we know exactly why this happens we will talk about the part that is most important for those of us who suffer from this condition, the solution. Although there is no actual magic pill designed to stop this natural aging process, there are options available for reducing and in some cases, reverse the signs of skin aging. Of course, surgery is always an option and a facelift can take years off your appearance.