Excess or sagging skin can occur in three major categories: extreme or rapid weight loss, effects of old age or surgery. But, sagging skin can also be caused by over exposure to the sun, poor diet and smoking. It can be particularly noticeable around the neck, the eyes, the mouth, cheeks, arms and legs.
You can take steps to slow the process and to reduce the appearance of the sagging by using natural means to tighten the skin. Here are the top ten tips on how to reduce the appearance of loose skin, naturally.
1. Increase your water intake.
Drink more water, a lot more. By drinking enough water your skin will become tighter, smoother, and look more radiant, but also improve your overall health. Be sure to drink between 6-8 glasses of water per day. Drink more if you can. Hydration can do wonders for your skin and the elasticity of such.
2. No more fried food and junk food.
What you eat is also very important for your skin’s condition. We’re going to come up with foods that are good for your skin’s elasticity later on, but you still have to avoid foods that will make skin sagging even worse. Stay away from junk, greasy and fatty foods because they contain so many artificial additives, they are bound to be harming your skin and overall health.
3. Coconut oil.
Coconut oil hydrates and moisturizes your skin, effectively preventing prevents sagging. Being one of the most powerful antioxidants, coconut oil works to eliminate free radicals that can damage your skin.
If you want to use coconut oil as a skin tightening treatment, start with a teaspoon of coconut oil and gently massage it into the affected area for five to ten minutes before going to bed. Massaging helps to push the coconut oil deeper where it can do the most good. Leave it overnight for additional boost of healing.
4. Egg whites.
Another great tip to tighten the skin is to use white eggs. Apply an egg white mask three times a month to your face, which will tighten the skin. For the face mask, mix one egg white with one tablespoon of honey. Apply it to your face and just leave it on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse off with lukewarm water. Egg whites are rich in protein, and this can nourish the skin and bring back some of its elasticity.
5. Coffee scrub.
Ground coffee contains potent antioxidants. This antioxidants can both tighten the skin and slow down the appearance of aging. Coffee can also serve as a natural exfoliant.
Here is a quick recipe:
Combine ¼ cup of coffee grounds, ¼ cup of brown sugar, ½ teaspoon of cinnamon, and 2 tablespoons of coconut oil in a bowl. Using a circular motion, apply this mixture onto your chest, face, and neck for a few minutes. Once you are done, rinse with warm water. Apply this mixture once a week for best results.
6. Regular exercise.
Building muscle while you exercise is the most natural way to help prevent sagging skin on the body. Tight and firm muscles make the skin look firmer. Exercising is beneficial for the entire body, and there are many different anti-aging exercises you can do. Just make sure you’re gentle with your facial skin.
7. Apply Aloe Vera directly to the skin.
Aloe vera is one option you can use directly to the skin without any hazards. This is one of the most popular treatments because it is so effective for all skin care needs. Aloe vera is full of malic acid which is known for fighting against the causes of sagging. It physically enhances your skin’s elasticity, naturally moisturizes your skin and boosts the production of collagen.
Use the gel directly on your face and neck, leaving it for about 20 minutes to soak in. To rinse off the gel, use lukewarm water. Since the aloe vera gel is a natural moisturizer, there is no need to use a moisturizing cream afterwards. Do it once a week.
Honey is also a great antioxidant that helps your skin to be moisturized and can take years off your face. You only need to get started with two teaspoons of honey, adding a few dabs of olive oil and freshly squeezed lemon juice. Mix and stir all of the ingredients in a small bowl until you have a nice serum, then just rub it into your skin and let it dry. Once it dries, rinse with warm water. Use this method two times daily.
9. Drink green tea.
Green tea is full of antioxidants that fight free radicals and help stop further skin damage. Drinking green tea will also help promote the production of new collagen in your skin, replacing the collagen you’ve lost and bringing some elasticity back to your skin.
10. Yogurt mask.
Yogurt is rich in lactic acid, which is a natural skin tightener. Make sure to use a quality, sugar – free yogurt if you try this recipe.
To create a quality skin mask, combine 2 drops of lemon juice with 2 tablespoons of plain, sugar-free yogurt. Apply the mask to all your affected areas like the chest, face, and neck and leave it on for 10 minutes. You can repeat this method twice per week.