As you age, things will change in your body, and yes, your skin. While it is still good to maintain a positive attitude and focus on healthy aging, there are still some natural things you can do in the process. One of them is to tighten and firm your skin with a few simple and healthy remedies.
Tips to Start With
For starters, try these basic tips for firming up your skin naturally:
Eat Foods with Antioxidants
The reason antioxidants are pushed so much for all things health and beauty is because of how beneficial they are. Antioxidants help to fight free radicals in your body, including right there in your skin. There are a lot of bad things in the environment that can detract from your skin’s elasticity, but when you have more antioxidants and other nutrients, you are able to get it back.
for foods with antioxidants in them, including citrus fruits,
blueberries, strawberries, and many veggies. You also want to get
more vitamin A and C to help fight those free radicals.
Use Sunscreen Daily
Even if your skin is already losing some of its elasticity, it is never too late to protect it from further damage. People who go their entire lives with excessive amounts of sun exposure and don’t use enough protection from the sun’s UV rays tend to have loose skin with more visible dark spots, lines, and wrinkles as they age. You can start protecting your skin and firming it up as you age by wearing sunscreen whenever you leave the house, and using extra protection like hats if you will be outside for long stretches of time.
Try Homemade Face Masks
There are quite a few face masks that can help to tighten and firm your skin, but the egg white mask is probably one of the best.
Why egg whites?
Egg whites are a natural source for essential nutrients and albumin protein. This is what improves the elasticity and tightens the skin. As the skin cells begin to rebuild, the skin on the neck and face looks younger and achieves a natural glow. The hydro lipids contained in egg whites lift and tighten loose skin. Toxins and free radicals are removed by the riboflavin, and this is what causes wrinkles, fine lines and damage to the skin.
Start with two eggs and separate the whites. Whisk the whites until the texture is foamy and use a cotton ball to apply to your troubling skin areas. Leave the mixture on the skin for twenty minutes before washing it away with cool water. Repeat this procedure twice weekly for radiant and firm skin.
Every second application, add a tablespoon of plain yogurt to the eggs white before whisking. Apply to the skin in the same way, but this time, leave the mixture on for thirty minutes. Thoroughly rinse off the mixture with cool water, then dry the skin. This will provide additional nutrients to tighten the skin.
Make Sure You Use Natural Ingredients
There are also some other natural ingredients that can be used for your anti-aging, particularly with tightening your skin to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Here is a rundown of those products:
Aloe Vera is high in vitamin E, phytochemicals and malic acid. This tightens the skin by improving the elasticity. Aloe vera will additionally moisturize, protect and nourish the skin.
Extract the gel from an aloe vera leaf and rub it on your skin. After twenty minutes, use lukewarm water to wash the skin. Repeat the process several times each week until the skin starts to tighten.
Mix one tablespoon of aloe vera gel, one tablespoon of mayonnaise and one teaspoon of honey until it forms a fine paste. Apply to your skin, and leave on for twenty minutes. Use warm water, then cold water to wash the skin, then repeat once each week.
Cucumber is a natural way to tighten saggy and loose skin. The cucumber is a natural toner for the skin and helps to rejuvenate and refresh the skin.
Grind one-half of a cucumber, then use a strainer to squeeze out the juice. Spread the fresh juice on the neck and face, letting your skin dry completely afterward. Use cool water to rinse off the juice, then repeat the procedure once each day until the skin is tight.
Stir one tablespoon of grated cucumber and one tablespoon of plain yogurt until mixed. Spread the mixture on the neck and face, then leave it on for a few minutes to soak into your skin. Use lukewarm water to wash off the mixture, then repeat several times each week.
Use two tablespoons of cucumber juice, three to five drops of vitamin E oil and an egg white to make a face mask. Spread on the neck and face, then remove with cool water after fifteen minutes. Use the mask once each week.
Make a smooth paste using one-half cup of a peeled and chopped cucumber, one-half cup avocado, two tablespoons of powdered milk and one egg white. Place in the refrigerator for an hour, then apply to the neck and face. After thirty minutes, rinse with warm water, then use cool water to splash the neck and face.
Try Some Floral Oil on Your Skin
You can also try florals on your skin with different forms of rose. This is one of the best florals for skin tightening and rejuvenation in a more natural way.
Rosemary oil has antioxidants that enhance fibroblasts and improve the circulation of the blood. This will improve the elasticity of the skin and help slow the aging process. Peel and grind half of a cucumber until it becomes liquid and smooth. Add a tablespoon of rosemary oil and mix it well. Apply the mixture to the neck and face and leave for fifteen minutes. Use water to rinse off and repeat the process twice each week.
When skin is massaged on a regular basis with natural oils, it becomes tighter, softer, more moisturized and smoother. The best oils to use to tighten saggy and loose skin are natural jojoba oil, vitamin E oil, olive oil, primrose oil, almond oil, mustard oil, grapeseed oil, fish oil, coconut oil, argan oil and avocado oil.
Begin by warming a little natural oil slightly in a double boiler or microwave. Spread it over the neck and face before going to bed, and massage in a gentle circular motion for fifteen minutes. In the morning rinse the area with lukewarm, then cool water so the pores in the skin will close. Repeat the process nightly before bed.