Over the years, the skin naturally loses its elasticity and becomes flaccid. Collagen’s quantity and quality gradually decreases and so does the hyaluronic acid content in the skin. The tissues underneath also get restructured, which changes the shape of the face and body. We must remember that the skin also covers deeper tissues, i.e. adipose tissue, muscles and bones. It can be compared to a fabric stretched on a changing scaffolding. In youth, this scaffolding remains quite stable, so the skin stays tight. Over time, as the scaffolding changes, the skin’s firmness decreases. This leads to the “excess skin” effect that covers our face and body.
Similarly, when losing weight or after pregnancy – we suddenly realize that there is far too much skin on us.