To put it plainly, aging can oft feel like a losing game. There are countless factors that accelerate the body's aging and skin's sagging: diet and lifestyle, age-related loss of collagen and elastin, UV damage, dehydration, worldwide pandemics.... the list goes on. There are, however, effective at-home skin-tightening remedies that can address everything from under-eye bags to a softening jawline without lasers, surgery, or other invasive interventions. Thank you, modern technology!
"We have so many potent actives that really can change the quality and health of our skin," says leading dermatologist Dr. Dendy Engelman. "And new ingredients are being discovered daily!" Here, she and New York dermatologist Dr. Whitney Bowe share some of their favorite home devices, rollers, creams, ingredients, and treatments that work to firm up skin on the face, neck, and body.
This is Dr. Engelman's favorite microneedling device. She explains, "The needles are used to puncture the skin to create a controlled skin injury and healing. The slight injury stimulates the growth of collagen, the scaffolding under the skin, which then improves the appearance of some scars and wrinkles."