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Sagging in the Face – Separating Myth from Fact


Busting some sagging face myths!

As we age, parts of our body start to give up in the battle with gravity. It’s unfortunate, but the fact is that our skin loses its elasticity the older we get and one place you might notice it is in the face. Regardless of where you look, you will find differing opinions about how to keep that skin tight and youthful. Let’s address a few myths about that sagging face.


It has been said by certain people that running will cause the face to sag. While it is true that the skin on the face can bounce as you run, its unlikely that you are stretching your skin enough to cause permanent damage.

Sagging skin is rooted in the loss of collagen that occurs naturally as we age. To make this myth true – If you were to set out running and keep running for years, you would eventually see sagging due to the natural loss of collagen.


Sleeping is an activity that we spend a major part of our life doing, and it is a naturally restorative process for our bodies. Regardless of which position you sleep in, you are unlikely to cause any sagging during sleep. You are likely to see a sleep wrinkle here and there, but healthy and normal skin will soon return to its natural position after awhile.

Facial Exercises

While performing facial exercises can increase the size and strength of the muscles in the face, you are highly unlikely to reverse any sagging by doing facial exercises.

Weight Loss

This one might have some truth to it. When we gain weight, our skin stretches to accommodate the extra padding. When we start to lose that weight, there can be some residual sagging left over. Many times over time that skin will start to tighten up a bit, but remember that we are still aging and older skin won’t bounce back the way it once did.