Are you fed up of your skin feeling saggy and old? You want to get tighter and firmer skin, but you’re not interested in Botox or any expensive, chemical-filled remedies. While tightening your skin, you want to nourish it as much as possible. That’s the best way to keep away the signs of aging, right?
Yes, natural remedies will help to improve the effectiveness of the immune system for the skin. They help to fight against free radicals, minimizing the effects on the cells. The skin doesn’t suffer as many signs of aging, which also includes saggy and inflexibility within the skin.
So, what options do you have for improving the tightness of your skin? Here are 12 effective home remedies that you want to start using.
Use Egg Whites on a Daily Basis
One of the best options available is egg whites. You’ll get plenty of protein to support the collagen while getting a natural astringent to create firmer skin. Egg whites are full of lipids, which help to lift the skin physically—they’re nature’s Botox!
You don’t need to use a lot of eggs. Just whisk 1-2 egg whites, creating a foamy texture. Place the whites all over the face and next and leave for 20 minutes. It’s like a morning face mask, perfect for after exfoliating.
While improving the tightness of the skin, egg whites help to close the pores after exfoliating. That means the pores don’t collect as much dirt and grime throughout the day.
If you don’t want to use egg whites alone on your skin, you can add one to some plain yogurt. This offers more protein to help build up the collagen. The collagen is the reason for flexible and tight skin, but it will decrease naturally with age.
A third option is to add some honey to it. While the egg whites tighten the skin, the honey will add some vitamin C and moisture to your skin. You get a thorough cleansing and tightening skin mask for daily use.
Make sure you rinse off the face masks after 20-30 minutes with some cool or lukewarm water. It is possible to use the treatment daily, but you can stick to just once or twice a week for the firm and supple skin.
Add Lemon to Any Face Mask
Whatever type of face mask you use on a daily basis, you want to add some lemon to it. Most people are aware of the brightening effects of lemon juice, but did you know it’s also an excellent option for tightening and firming up the sagging skin. It instantly keeps the skin cells protected, allowing them to fight against all signs of aging.
Let’s start with the vitamin C. This offers multiple benefits to the skin. First is through the antioxidant benefits. The vitamin C works with the immune system to fight off free radicals within the skin cells. The cells can develop and repair naturally and normally.
The vitamin C will also help to improve collagen production. This instantly makes skin more flexible and supported. Collagen is essential for keeping all skin flexible. When collagen production diminishes, the skin is more likely to suffer from stretch marks and scarring.
Citric acid within lemon juice is also good for cleansing and brightening. It will get into the pores and kill off the bacteria that causes acne. Not only are you toning the skin, but you’re improving the look and feel of it.
If you want, it is possible to use the lemon juice directly on the skin. Place it on some cotton pads and use as a cleanser or toner. You can dilute the lemon juice with some water to get the same benefits.
The downside of lemon juice is that it makes the skin more susceptible to sun damage. If you are going outside, make sure you use some sunscreen to protect your skin and avoid extra potential damage to your skin cells.
After using the lemon juice, you will want to apply some moisturizing cream. There’s no need to wash the lemon juice off. Make sure you use this twice a day for the best results.
If you have sensitive skin, you will find that you can only use lemon juice within other face masks. Try it in yogurt or egg white based masks.
Apply Aloe Vera Directly to the Skin
One option that you can use directly to the skin without any risks is aloe vera. This is one of the most popular treatments for all skin care needs because it is so effective. While you can get aloe vera in many over the counter options, it’s best to stick to using the natural gel. You can get the gel through a plant that you grow in your home.
Aloe vera is full of malic acid. This is known for fighting against the causes of sagging. It physically improves the elasticity of your skin, moisturizing your skin naturally and boosts the collagen production.
The plant’s gel is also full of vitamin E. This is another natural antioxidant that will support the immune system and protect the cells from damage and abnormal growth.
Use the gel directly on your neck and face, leaving it to soak in for about 20 minutes. Use lukewarm water to rinse off the gel. There’s no need to use a moisturizing cream afterward since the aloe vera gel is a natural moisturizer.
You can also mix aloe vera with some honey and lemon. This allows you to get all the vitamin C benefits, as well as vitamin E.
There’s no need to use up the gel quickly. Just once a week will be enough to get the most benefits from aloe vera on your skin.
Try Out Cucumber on a Daily Basis
When you want a quick toner that you can safely use daily, you want to turn to cucumbers. This is one of the most affordable options, remaining highly effective and soft for all. Even those with sensitive skin can use cucumber directly on their face.
You only need to chop up a couple of slices of cucumber and apply them directly to your skin. Rub in circles, even around your eyes. The juice in cucumbers will hydrate the skin, meaning that the elasticity is improved. When your skin stretches, it will bounce back quickly. Think of your skin like an elastic band. Once it stretches past its maximum point, it will tear and sag.
The cucumber juice will also help to close your pores. You’ll prevent dirt and grime getting trapped within pores throughout the day, reducing the risk of bacteria growth. Bacteria will cause acne and affect the collagen production within the skin.
If you want to create a full-face mask, mix some cucumber juice with egg white and aloe vera and apply for 15 minutes. Wash off with some lukewarm water.
You can use cucumber at the end of a long day to revitalize the skin. The hydration cools thepuffy and irritated skin. If using the face mask, use it once or twice a week for best results.
Don’t Forget About Honey
We’ve mentioned honey in a few of the home remedies. It’s not just great for working with other ingredients to tone the skin. Honey will work alone to keep the skin toned, cleaner, and healthier.
Sure, honey can feel sticky on your fingers. If you can get over that feeling, you can use honey to add more vitamin C to your skin. Like with other options, the vitamin C will work with your immune system to improve your cell health.
There are also hydrating and sagging skin benefits. The honey will work with the collagen to keep production up and the skin firm.
You can add a little honey to some olive oil to keep the stickiness to a minimum. Add a little lemon juice to help boost the vitamin C to your skin. This is a vitamin that your body can’t create or store alone. Apply the mask to your face until it dries and then rinses off with some lukewarm water. Use this once or twice a day for the best results to your skin. The oil will work with the honey to moisturize the skin.
The alternative, you can use sour cream with the honey to apply it all to your skin as a mask. This is a treatment that you want to use weekly for the best results.
Try Out Some Cinnamon on the Face
How about a spice that you likely have in your cupboard? Cinnamon does more than adding a little flavor to your pies and cake. It’s excellent for toning and firming the skin.
Cinnamon works directly with the collagen to accelerate the production. You get more collagen in a shorter space of time, which means the elasticity of the skin is improved quickly. You’ll find the signs of aging have very little effect on you.
You can add cinnamon to some olive oil for easy application. The oil will help to add further benefits by moisturizing the skin. Don’t worry if you have naturally oily skin. Natural oils are created because the body thinks your skin is dehydrated and needs them. When you add more hydration to your skin, your body will get the message to reduce the natural oil production.
You can also add some sugar to your oil and cinnamon. This creates a scrub to exfoliate your pores and add all the benefits deep into the layers of skin. Leave the paste for a few minutes before rinsing.
It’s a natural scrub that you can use on a morning just a couple of times a week.
Stock Up on the Strawberries
Strawberries are a delicious fruit and offer so many health benefits. Being naturally sweet, they help to curb sugar cravings while adding multiple nutrients to your body. They are also excellent for application to the skin to improve the firmness.
Strawberries are full of antioxidants that help to improve the collagen production and skin cell health. But that’s not all.
Strawberries also contain alpha hydroxyl acids. These are used in most store-bought products to reduce the signs of aging and completely cleanse the pores. Why get chemical-laden options when you can use strawberries on your face instead?
Mix some mashed strawberries with yogurt and honey for the best results on your skin. You can create a natural paste that only takes 5 minutes to benefit your skin. This is an excellent daily skin cleanser to use on a morning or night.
Don’t forget about eating strawberries to continue the effects throughout the day!
Apply Coconut Oil to the Skin
Did you know coconut oil is good for the skin? It’s one of those ingredients that has multiple benefits, and one of those is to hydrate and support the supple skin. Well, the hydrated skin produces more collagen daily and maintains flexibility and elasticity.
This oil is also full of antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. While supporting the collagen production, the oil will kill off the bacteria causing acne and reduce redness and puffiness at the end of a long day.
Coconut oil is also easily affordable and to apply. When stored at room temperature, it has a solid texture. You can apply it like any cream to your face, rubbing in circular motions. By massaging it into your skin, you can boost the blood flow and improve the skin health even further.
Try to leave the oil on for a prolonged period. It’s best to massage into the skin on a night to sleep on it. You will need to wash your pillow case the next morning to remove the oil. Try to do it nightly, although once or twice a week at a minimum is better than nothing at all.
Use Bananas Twice a Week
Why not make a face mask with bananas? This is fruit often overlooked for skin benefits, but it is highly effective and easy to use. It’s an excellent way to use up your ripe bananas without feeling like you’ve wasted them.
Bananas are full of potassium, zinc, iron, and various vitamins. All the nutrients work together to boost the production of collagen and improve the tightness of the skin. The moisture within the fruit also helps to smooth and soften the skin. You’ll also get plenty of anti-aging benefits, helping to keep the skin soft and tight.
Mash up your banana with a little lemon juice and apply to your skin. Leave it there for a few minutes and then wash off.
This is something to use weekly or twice a week to get all the benefits.
Use Some Green Tea
Drinking green tea is good for you. You’ll hear all about the weight loss benefits and other health benefits. However, it’s also good for skin tightening. You can get all the benefits through drinking it or applying it directly to your skin.
Green tea is full of antioxidants. They are known for repairing cell damage and fighting aging free radicals. Your skin cells will come back fresher, brightening and tightening your skin.
Meanwhile, the green tea supports the collagen production and is hydrating for the whole body. You get more flexible and toner skin.
After you drink your green tea, use the cooled tea bags. Mix it with some honey and lemon juice and apply directly to your skin. You can also add the green tea leaves to some yogurt or sour cream for easier application. The alternative, place the tea bags over your eggs and allow the cooling benefits reduce puffiness in the eyes after a hard day at work.
Massage Oils into Your Skin
Coconut oil is good, but any oil will support the skin health. You’ll instantly get benefits of tighter skin because of the hydrating benefits. If you don’t want to use coconut oil consider olive or avocado oil. They’re both full of vitamins A and E to protect the skin cells.
While the vitamin E supports your skin cell growth, vitamin A will support the collagen production and tissue repair. Every part of your skin remains flexible and brighter.
Massaging the oil into your skin is where extra benefits come from. The process of massaging helps to relax the muscles. Stress causes aging damage to the skin. The extra blood flow will also add more oxygen to your skin, further supporting the collagen production.
This isn’t just something to do to your face. Apply and massage the oil into all parts of your skin. It is especially beneficial to the stomach for reducing the sight of stretch marks.
Take Part in Face Exercise
Exercise is good for the whole body, and you can do some just for the face. When you exercise, you help to build the muscles in the face. When they’re tighter and firmer, your whole skin will look better and lose sagging.
There are various types of facial exercises to do. Some are specifically for around the jaw, while others focus on the eyes and the forehead. You can get rid of fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging.
Do these exercises gently. Pulling on the skin will cause some damage, as the face is more sensitive and fragile than other parts of your body.
Look After Your Skin for a Tighter, Firmer Look
The above natural options will help you get naturally tighter and firmer skin. There’s no need to add various chemicals to your body or splash out on medical treatments. Nature is full of excellent and efficient options to help improve the look and feel of your skin.
While improving the firmness of your skin, the above natural options add more nutrients to your skin. You will reduce chances of acne forming and get rid of some scarring. You can also add more moisture to your skin, making it brighter and smoother.
Only you can look after your skin. You need to act now to keep your skin tight and firm, completely reducing the signs of aging.