Sagging skin isn't the result of just one cause. There are several factors that contribute to the drooping of skin that was once taut, firm and supple. The most common cause for sagging skin is simply aging. As you age, your skin begins to lose its natural elastin and collagen.
Collagen helps our skin stay toned and supple. It creates the foundation for the skin, involved in the skin's elasticity and flexibility. Collagen is laid down by the various skin and immune cells. Sunlight and smoking are common causes for accelerated collagen loss. Getting an adequate amount of collagen helps to ensure our skin looks hydrated and glowing.
Several treatments target collagen synthesis in the skin causing the skin to lift up. Some of the most effective anti-aging treatments target the quantity and quality of collagen in the skin. A balanced nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle go a Long way in maintaining good skin quality.