Loose skin can happen for many reasons. Chief among them is age. As you get older, your skin loses its elasticity and begins to sag. Skin can also sag or loosen after giving birth, after surgery, or with substantial weight loss.
Treating loose skin can involve home remedies, over-the-counter (OTC) therapies, and prescriptions. A specialist may also suggest surgery or other medical treatments.
There’s no such thing as a facelift in a jar. However, many products on the market claim they can help reduce the signs of aging and firm up the skin. Results will not be the same as some medically prescribed therapies or surgery. Creams, lotions, and serums also don’t deliver permanent results.
What else can you do to prevent loose, sagging skin? A healthy diet, proper hydration, and regular exercise may help improve the look of your skin, but none of these is a magic pill. The appearance of your skin is, after all, partially influenced by genetics.1
Certain supplements may help tighten the skin. Collagen peptides, for instance, may help protect skin-related moisture loss and improve collagen production