If you are over forty, you might see that your skin is losing elasticity and is sagging. It is a natural process but we don’t like, of course. All girls want to look young and tight, right? Especially in our face. So the question is how to tighten facial skin naturally to keep that young look. Read my tips based on my own experience and research.
How to Tighten Facial Skin Naturally
Don’t get me wrong. By naturally, I mean everything we can do without opting to go for facial surgery. I’m not against it but that can be done later. Why would you have someone cut into your face when you are forty or fifty? There are other means of help.
So here are my tips based on my experience and observation. Please be aware that none of the tips works overnight. Like everything in life, it takes time to see results. You don’t lose 10 pounds in one day. Not even in 10 days.
You have to be consistent. Make it your routine. Daily, at best, but if you skin once in a while, nothing horrible happens. But if keep doing these things for a few months, you will see incredible results.
1. Work out / Walk
When we exercise, our body warms up and our oxygen consumption increases. The entire body is supplied with oxygen more and it affects our skin a lot. The skin gets pink and looks younger immediately. I can always see the results of my fast morning walk with my dog on my skin when I get back.
If you make a 30-minute walk your daily routine, you will see great results on your skin.
Another important thing is that if you have more muscles, it can tighten the sagging skin. With aging there is a loss of muscle tone which can contribute to sagging skin. Have you noticed that sportsmen, even at old age, don’t have such loose skin on their face? It’s because of the muscles.
2. Facial Exercise
I have read about this technique when I was about 25. I didn’t need it that time but it caught my attention. It is a facial exercise that prevents double chin. If you already have one or you can see your skin sagging there, try it for a month and I’m sure you will see the results.
The exercise consists of repeating saying the letters O – U – X loud clenching the muscles around your mouth and on the front side of your neck as much as you can. Say it about 10 or 15 times every day and see, how amazing this simple exercise is!
Here is a short video with the exercise I recorded for you:
3. Moisturizing Cream
Dehydration or in other words lack of moisture is what makes small lines and wrinkles appear in your face in an increasing quantity. You don’t want that, do you? So you need a good moisturizing cream.
Everyone skin is different so you have to try which one works best for you. In general, if the cream contains vitamin E, essential oils and matrixyle, it’s a good beginning. There is a wide choice of really good creams with great effects.
4. Facial Massage
When you apply a cream, don’t just rub the cream in quickly. Rub it into your skin and massage it at least for a few minutes. Softly tap the skin on your face just like a beautician does, make circles on your forehead and lift the cheeks from the bottom to the top; it lifts the parts where the skin is sagging. Another benefit is that It makes the blood flow in the skin and you can see the skin gets pink. It makes a big difference if you massage your skin every evening after cleansing. It helps to tighten your skin as well.
5. Eat Foods that Are Good for You
What do I mean by that? Healthy diet in general. Fruits, vegetables, protein drinks, eggs and other foods but most of all stay away from fast food and processed food. You don’t have to be strict with your diet but what you do every day on a regular basis always affects your look, your figure and your mind. It is proven to be that way.
I suppose I don’t need to mention avoiding sweetened drinks and alcohol. A glass of wine or beer can’t harm but being drinking won’t make your skin look any better. And the hangover afterwards either!
6. Limit or Avoid Sugar and Salt
What does sugar do to your skin
Simple carbohydrates such as sugar cause inflammation. Inflammation produces enzymes that break down collagen and elastin. And we know that we need collagen and elastin to have our skin elastic and supple. When collagen and elastin deplete, it results in sagging skin and wrinkles.
What does salt do to your skin
Sodium that is commonly known as salt retains water in the body if it’s consumed in excess. That’s why your face might look puffy or chubby even though your figure is slim. Bags under your eyes may appear which is certainly not something you would wish to have.
According to Harvard Health Publishing, Americans eat too much salt — more than a teaspoon and a half a day on average. There are many health-related results of such a high consumption of salt than just the effects on the skin.
However, if you are considering reducing or avoiding salt from your diet, you should consult your healthcare practitioner as there are certain health issues that might be affected by a drastic change in your diet.
7. Positive Attitude
This is something that makes you look younger and better no matter what age you are. When you’re smiling, not only are you feeling happier which affects the production of endorphins but you are also shining bright on everyone around you. My boyfriend always tells me “smile, it suits you” when I exceptionally don’t.
Did you know that if you force a smile for about 2 minutes, it can trick your brain into happiness? However, if you feel really sad for a serious reason, you shouldn’t force yourself to do this. There are better days and worse days and all emotions belong to us. It is normal to feel sad sometimes.
But if you are a grumpy person, try to see something positive in everything and try to force a smile. Smiling at others also bring good vibes. Happiness is a habit, you can learn to be happy even if you don’t live in the best conditions.
So those are my 7 tips how to tighten facial skin naturally.
Try them out and tell me how they worked on you!
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