Unfortunately, our youth is not eternal. As we get older we notice that our bodies are not the same as they were before. Our skin starts to loosen up, our hair starts to recede and become gray and gravity starts to take effect. Today, there are various medicinal procedures that work magic and can fix all of the aging problems. However, there are also many natural remedies that are extremely effective, 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
Hydro lipids are the components of egg whites that nourish the skin and help in lifting 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.
Vitamin C in lemons and all citrus fruits boost the production of collagen which 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
Aloe vera is a famous natural remedy for treating sunburns. Moreover, it is full of malic acid that improves skin elasticity and thus works great for tightening and firming any loose skin you have.
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 has a rejuvenating effect on the skin and it is considered to be one of the best natural skin toners.
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.
Massaging natural oils such as avocado, olive, grape seed ,coconut or almond oil into your skin will help to tighten it up, and keep it feeling smooth. Olive oil is full of vitamin E, vitamin A, 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.
Honey has excellent anti-aging, hydrating and antioxidant properties that are amazing for your 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.
Rose water is a natural astringent that is excellent for tightening and toning loose skin.
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 are full of vitamin C that helps boost the creation of collagen.
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.