Sagging skin is one of the main signs of aging, sun exposure, and toxin exposure. Over time, wrinkles, furrows, frown lines, and crow’s feet slowly start forming. Then your skin begins to sag from your cheeks, nose, chin, neck, arms, and other places on your body. This is all caused by three things: connective tissue weakening, uneven fat distribution, and weight loss and pregnancy. Here are super easy skin tightening treatments you can use right from the comfort of your own home.
- . Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is a natural moisturizer and contains malic acid, which improves the elasticity of your skin. Both of these properties together make aloe vera an effective and inexpensive treatment for sagging skin. Harness the power of aloe vera with these simple recipes:
Aloe Vera Gel
Extract the gel from several aloe vera leaves and spread it on your face, neck, and chest. Leave the gel on your skin for 15 minutes, and then wash it off with lukewarm water. Pat your skin dry with a soft, clean towel.
Aloe Vera Mask
To make an aloe vera mask, mix:
1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel
1 tablespoon of mayonnaise
1 tablespoon of honey
Apply the mask to your face, neck, and chest, and let it dry for 15 minutes. Rinse off the mask with lukewarm water. Because of the honey in this recipe, you may need to scrub gently with a soft washcloth to completely remove the mask. Finally, rinse your skin one more time with cool water, and then pat it dry with a soft towel.
We’ve already used honey with egg white to prevent and treat sagging skin. But honey provides so many important natural benefits to your skin that we had to list it by itself. Honey does a marvelous job of:
- Hydrating dry skin
- Fighting free radicals with antioxidants
- Keeping your skin clean with antifungal and antibacterial properties
- Reducing redness with anti-inflammatory properties
All of these benefits can help prevent sagging and get you the smooth, younger-looking skin you’ve been searching for. So, crack open that honey bear and jumpstart the healing with these easy recipes.
Honey & Olive Oil
In a small bowl, mix three teaspoons of honey and three drops of olive oil. You can use the mixture at room temperature, or for an added boost, warm it slightly in the microwave. If you choose the warm option, heat the mixture in intervals of five seconds. It doesn’t need to be hot, just warm to the touch.
Apply the honey and olive oil to your face, neck, and chest, and let it dry for 15 minutes. Rinse your skin with lukewarm water, and gently scrub with a soft washcloth, if necessary. Rinse your skin one more time with cool water to counteract the friction caused by the scrubbing, then pat your skin dry with a soft towel.
Honey, Sour Cream, & Turmeric
In a bowl, mix one tablespoon of honey, one tablespoon of sour cream, and one teaspoon of turmeric powder. Apply the mask to your face, neck, and chest, and let it dry for 15 minutes. Rinse your skin with lukewarm water, scrubbing with a soft washcloth if necessary. To finish, splash your skin with cool water and pat it dry with a soft towel.
The vitamin C in lemon boosts collagen production and helps restore elasticity to your skin. Even more, lemon has astringent properties that work as a wrinkle-reducing and skin-tightening remedy.
Incorporate lemon by extracting some fresh juice and applying it gently to your face and neck. Leave the juice on for five to 10 minutes before rinsing with water.
You can also add the juice of half a lemon to a cup of cold water.
Splash this mixture on your freshly washed face once or twice each day, allowing the lemon water to air-dry on your skin.
Papaya contains enzymes, like papaya, that act as a natural skin tightening treatment. Papaya makes your skin smooth and supple because it’s rich in vitamin A and antioxidants.
It also contains vitamin C, which plays a major role in collagen synthesis and maintenance. Use papaya pulp as a face mask once per week for best results.
Bananas are a beauty powerhouse! They are rich in iron, zinc, potassium, magnesium, and vitamins A, B, C, and D. Mash a ripe banana and combine it with a few drops of fresh lemon juice (remedy #11).
Use the mixture as a mask and leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing with warm water. Its minerals and vitamins pack the mask with anti-aging properties. Bonus: it also smooths and moisturizes your skin!
Source: Sio Beauty