How To Tighten The Skin On Your Face
Old age is a menace. Not only do your organs stop functioning, but you lose your youthful beauty too. There isn’t a single skin problem that old age isn’t responsible for, save for acne. If your skin has become loose and saggy, your body might be on its way for a series of skin problems. But fear not. There are ways to reverse this process. Sure, aging can’t be undone. But you can hide the appearance of it.
Aging is a problem that plagues all. But sagging skin can occur in your early years as well. Read on to find out more about sagging skin, its causes and some of the ways to tighten the skin on your face.
What Causes Saggy Skin?
Sagging skin is caused by a multitude of conditions. Most of the times, the problem arises from aging skin. However, a few other conditions can lead to skin sagging and losing its tightness. Below, we have listed down the top causes of sagging skin and what can be done to prevent them.
This is the most common and obvious cause. When your body becomes older and wrinkle, the skin on your face tends to sag. There are two essential proteins which contribute to tight skin: collagen and elastin. Collagen is the protein that helps keep the skin tight, while elastin makes it more flexible. The two combine to give your skin that teenage firmness. As your body grows older and weaker, these proteins are produced in lesser quantities. This is what allows your skin to sag, especially on the face and hands.
While there is no way to combat the aging process, the appearance of sagging skin cane is reduced. Staying hydrated and applying medicated creams is one way. Botox and skin tightening injections are another. Nevertheless, getting rid of loose skin on the face isn’t easy, but it’s not as challenging as you think.
Rapid Fat Loss
This is another factor that can cause sagging skin. If you’ve done some heavy exercise over the course of years and lost tons of fat, your skin should be sagging. This is because, when your body is full of fat, the skin tends to stretch to compensate for the extra size.
However, when you lose weight, the stretched skin starts to sag and hang loose. This can also happen without your knowledge. Aging can cause you to lose some of the fat you had in your younger ages. This difference may be minute, but it’s big enough to cause loose skin.
Again, compensating for stretched skin isn’t easy. We recommend doing facial exercises or stacking up on fat. Protein-rich food such as boiled eggs and rice will do you good. Of course, you must consult with a doctor before doing so. Eating fatty and cholesterol-rich food in your old age isn’t healthy at all.
This is a side effect of aging. As you become older and weaker, your skin isn’t the only organ that takes the damage. Your soft connective tissues are the main culprits behind sagging skin. Because of the decay and damage of the soft tissues, your body begins to shift subcutaneous fat. This means that you’ll see more fat on the back of your neck or your thighs but not on your cheeks. In a way, your fat distribution gets completely rewired.
Because of tissue damage, sagging skin isn’t as easy to cure as say wrinkles or fine lines. You need to not only tighten the skin but also combat uneven fat distribution. This can lead to the need for surgical procedures to tighten skin.
How To Tighten Skin Naturally
When it comes to tightening skin and reversing the aging process, there are two methods you can try. Either you can go for the natural remedies, or opt for a full surgical procedure. We recommend trying the natural home remedies before you try anything artificial. The reason being is that a lot of plastic surgeries can go wrong. And our precious face and skin health aren’t worth the risk.
Below are a few natural ways you can tighten your skin at home:
Correct Your Diet
A diet can say a lot about your physical health. After all, your body is made entirely of the food you eat. For tight and firm skin, a diet rich in anti-oxidants is the optimal choice. Anti-oxidants help eliminate the presence of free radicals and enhance collagen production. Foods that fall in the category include citrus fruits and berries. Watermelon and pears are a great choice too. Food items to avoid include salty food, soda pops, alcoholic drinks, and fried food.
Some doctors suggest snacking on Brazilian nuts. These are rich in selenium, an element that boosts the skin and maintains elasticity. For drinks, try pomegranate juice. It enriches the blood vessels and allows more nutrients to reach the skin. Citrus juice is also a great choice.
Staying hydrated is very important. Water is fuel for your cells. Without an adequate water supply, cell performance can be inhibited. Drinking water not only helps blood vessels carry nutrients to the skin. But it also helps flush out toxins from the body. So your organs can stay functioning without any hesitation. We recommend drinking 8 glasses or more every day. The actual number depends on your age, BMI, and weight. Doctors suggest drinking water “whenever you feel thirsty”.
Skin Tightening Exercises
There are set amounts of skin tightening exercises that can restore your skin’s youth. These exercises are best done when your skin starts showing signs of sagging. In this way, you can prevent your skin from taking any more damage. Some of these exercises include keeping your mouth closed and sucking in.
This will help tighten the skin on your neck. For more pronounced cheekbones, try sucking in and maintaining that pose a hundred times a day. These can be tricky to implement, so get a yoga practitioner to help.
Another great exercise is to perform facial yoga. This includes opening your eyes as wide as you can and raising your eyebrows. This helps bring elasticity in the skin and makes facial movements smoother.
Use Home Treatments
Last but not least, make use of home treatments. A good example of a face tightening mask is the cucumber mask. Mix two tablespoons of cucumber juice, one egg white, and a few drops of lemon juice. You can also add Vitamin E oil. Apply this mixture to your face and your neck and let it sit for 15 minutes. Then wash the formula off with lukewarm water. This will leave your skin feeling tighter and rejuvenated.
If you prefer a more medicated treatment, then try COUI’s Revital Face Mask. This face mask is a delightful blend of vitamins, oils, and herbs that make your skin glow up. This formula uses rosehip seed, avocado, sweet almond, jojoba, and sesame seed oils. These, paired with Co-Enzyme Q10 and Konjac root extract, make for the perfect skin tightening mask. The best part about this mask is that, although sold commercially, it uses 100% natural ingredients. Our Revitalizing Face Mask produces satisfactory results for our COUI customers.
How To Firm Sagging Skin
The second way to tighten sagging skin is through medical serums and creams. While some creams and serums can be organic, most are artificial. This is why we recommend you to only opt for organic choices. You just never know what all those nasty chemicals can do to your face. Surgical procedures are also an option, but they too are unreliable.
Skin Tightening Creams
Face skin tightening creams work by boosting collagen production and hydrating the skin. Many creams contain oils and water as a basic ingredient. This helps hydrate the skin overnight and helps provide nutrients to the skin. The collagen tightens skin and makes the face more taut and young. Another feature of most skin tightening creams is UV protection. Since UV rays can damage skin, protecting your skin from the sun is a priority.
If you’re confused, we suggest trying out our Phytemanteau Day Cream. This cream is made of natural organic ingredients that energize and revitalize the skin. The Phytemanteau Day Cream performs a handful of functions. Firstly, it keeps the skin hydrated with the use of rosehip seed and pomegranate seed oil. Secondly, it protects your skin from UV rays that damage blood flow and protein production. This cream works on all types of skins.
Skin Tightening Serums
These are similar to creams. Skin tightening serums are best applied during the day after your shower or bath. These serums tend to work inside the skin to make it glow and appear taut. Serums rich in L-ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) are the best for anti-aging.
Our Natural Vitamin C Serum has it all. We use a skillful blend of citrus extract and vitamin E oil to give your skin a morning glow. Our serum exfoliates your skin and helps create collagen. Collagen restores the youthful elasticity of the skin and reverses the aging process. Our Natural Vitamin C Serum repairs the skin all the way down to the cells. Use it daily before applying a moisturizer or makeup. This is a 100% organic compound and won’t irritate your skin.
Last but not least, we have the typical option of plastic surgery. We stress this again and again: only opt for surgery as a last resort. Surgery can be risky, and a lot of plastic surgeons are unreliable. Nevertheless, that doesn’t mean there aren’t instances where surgery didn’t work. Most surgical procedures include Botox injections for tightening the skin. Some methods use lasers to tighten the skin all around. These methods can be costly. But the results are worth it. Just be sure to consult with a dermatologist beforehand. You don’t want surgery if there are other options available.
Where would we be without dermatological breakthroughs? Our body is aging even as we speak. And if you’re not quick enough, the effects can last forever. Fortunately for us, we’ve combined organic ingredients to make the perfect skin care recipe. Try out our skin tightening products and let us know if they worked for you.
But above all, don’t forget to love yourself!