As we get older, we start to notice that our bodies are not as "youthful" as they once were. Hair starts to grey, gravity starts to take effect, and our skin starts to loosen up. There are a number of medical procedures that you can have done that can "fix" these problems, but they all come with their risks and rewards. There are also a number of natural ways to try and tackle the problems of aging, especially when it comes to loose skin.
Here are 8 natural ways you can attempt to tighten up any skin that may be losing its battle against time.
1. Egg whites
Egg whites are actually a natural astringent. The skin-nourishing ingredients are hydro lipids, which help to lift loose skin.
Whisk a couple of eggs until you get "stiff-peaks" and then apply the foam to your face and neck. Leave it on for 20 minutes before cleaning off. Do this twice a week for the best results.
All citrus fruit are high in vitamin C which helps boost the production of collagen. Collagen is responsible for the elasticity of your skin. Lemons also act as a natural astringent and will help tighten up your skin as well.
Squeeze the juice from a couple of lemons and rub the juice on your face and neck. Leave it on for 5 - 10 minutes before rinsing off with water. Do this two or three times a day, and always use a good moisturizer afterwards.
3. Aloe vera
Not only is it great for treating sunburns, but it also works great for firming and tightening any loose skin you may have kicking around. Aloe vera is full of malic acid, which helps improve skin elasticity. It is also a natural moisturizer.
Remove the gel from aloe vera leaves before applying it to your neck and face. Leave it on for 15 - 20 minutes before rinsing off with lukewarm water. For best results, do this daily before you head to bed.
Cucumber is surprisingly one of the best natural skin toners, and it also has quite the rejuvenating effect on your skin.
Get out the old grinder and crush half a cucumber into paste. Run it through a strainer or cheese cloth to extract the juice. Apply the juice to your face and neck and leave it there until it dries. Rinse it off with cool water, do this once a day.
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5. Oil massages
Massaging natural oils (such as olive, avocado, coconut, grape seed or almond) into your skin will help to firm it up, and keep it feeling smooth. Olive oil is full of vitamin A, vitamin E, which both have anti-aging properties.
Warm some olive oil in the microwave before applying to your skin. Massage it in using circular motions for roughly 10 minutes. Do this daily before heading to bed, for the best results.
Apart from being a deliciously sweet treat, honey is also chalk-full of naturally hydrating, antioxidant, and anti-aging ingredients that are great for your aging skin.
Mix a couple tablespoons of honey with a few drops of both lemon juice and olive oil. Apply it your neck and face and let it dry naturally. Rinse it off with warm water, and pat dry your skin. Do this a couple times a day for optimum results.
7. Rose water
Another natural astringent, rose water is great for toning and tightening any loose skin. It is also great for keeping your skin clear.
Put some rose water on your neck and face before you head off to bed for the night. It will keep your pores tight, and will help prevent premature aging signs.
Strawberries might not be natural astringents, but they work that way when they come in contact with your skin. Full of vitamin C that helps boost the creation of collagen, strawberries help to keep your skin looking smooth and firm.
Crush a few ripe strawberries before mixing them with a couple of teaspoons of both honey and yogurt. Apply this mixture to your neck and face, and leave it on for five minutes. Clean it off with lukewarm water. Do this daily for several weeks in order to get the best results.
Eating strawberries can also help speed the process along.
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