When it comes to signs of aging, sagging and loose skin is perhaps the most feared. While you can cover other imperfections or blemishes with makeup, hiding loose skin is far more tricky. Not everyone has the budget for plastic surgery or expensive procedures at the dermatologist’s office, so fine-tuning an anti-aging skin routine is your first line of defense against sagging skin. With plenty of products on the market boasting a tightening effect, many people are dismayed to see the price tags that come along with these items. Luckily, there are some natural solutions to this issue, and you may have them in your own kitchen!
Ground coffee and coconut oil
You may be a coffee fan because of caffeine’s effect on your energy and focus, but did you know it can also help your skin? In fact, caffeine helps make your skin soft and firm by eliminating fat and moisturizing the skin. Ground coffee’s texture can provide gentle exfoliation for your skin, and its antioxidants have been proven to delay the aging process. Mix it with some coconut oil for a boost of hydration and so it all stays nicely clumped to your skin. We recommend doing this mask once a week for 5 minutes for best results!
Egg whites and honey
While few would consider raw egg and honey to be a match made in heaven for your stomach, they are great together for your skin. Egg whites are rich in albumin protein, a protein found in your blood with a high water-binding capacity that provides more skin firmness and improves skin texture by rebuilding the cells of the skin. Honey is fantastic for hydrating dry skin, keeping skin clean with its antifungal and antibacterial properties, and reducing redness with its anti-inflammatory properties.
Face masks are all well and good, but the fabric you sleep on can make a bigger difference than you realize. You could have the best skincare regimen in the world, but none of it will matter if your cotton pillowcase saps it from your skin throughout the night. This is where silk is superior—its smooth texture prevents unnecessary friction against your skin, cutting down on wrinkles and sagging. Because it’s also far less absorbent, all the moisture you replenished in your skin stays put all night long, so you wake up with glowing, youthful skin!
More vitamin C
At the end of the day, collagen and elastin will determine your skin’s tightness. As we age, our body slows down its production of collagen, leading to wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin. Guess what vitamin is vital in helping your body create more collagen. Yep, it’s vitamin C! While eating foods rich in vitamin C is always a good idea for overall health, applying topical vitamin C accelerates the production of both collagen and elastin. With consistent application of this topical vitamin, you can prevent premature aging of the skin and enjoy a youthful, smooth appearance to your skin.
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