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Skin tightening strategies can start to work as early as your 20’s. This is when most people forget to start taking great care of their skin however, it is also the decade when young people tend to spend most of their leisure time outside. Many people even lounge in direct sunlight and get frequent tans. While this type of golden skin tone is attractive, it can also cause lasting damage to your skin. Over time, skin that has been exposed to the sun for long periods of time may start to show signs of aging prematurely. These signs usually appear as fine lines around the mouth and eyes (crows feet), deeper creases around the mouth known as “expression lines,” crepe-y skin that takes on an ultra-thin texture and of course sagging skin.
5 Natural Skin Tightening Tips for Sagging Skin
There are many different causes for accelerated skin sagging. However, the natural aging process can begin as early as your 20’s. This is when it is most important to begin practicing anti-aging routines in your everyday life. Simple preventive strategies like applying broad-spectrum sunscreen, eating skin tightening foods and maintaining skin hydration can all make a BIG difference later on in your 40’s and 50’s.
Are you wondering “How to tighten face skin?” Start today, by using these 5 natural skin tightening tips for sagging skin:
- Hydraulic Acid Moisturizer. This compound is a highly effective skin moisturizer that works from deep within each skin cell. There, HA is able to plump up dehydrated skin cells filling increases, fine lines, and even wrinkles. Also able to reduce sagging skin in the face, Hydraulic Acid serums make it easy to target trouble areas as well as boost the anti-aging power of your other skin tightening cream items. Add a few drops of this powerful serum onto dehydrated areas and then use a carrier oil or fragrance-free lotion to spread it over more of your skin. Alternatively, you can amp up the anti-aging power of any of your favorite moisturizers by adding 10-15 drops of the serum directly into the bottle.
- Antioxidants. Photodamage is the #1 cause of premature skin aging. Over time, exposure to UV rays from the sun in natural environments can cause skin sagging. Topical skin tightening cream that includes antioxidant Vitamins A (retinol), B3 and E are known to be the most effective ways to prevent this type of cellular damage. But how do they work? When you are exposed to ultra-violet rays they hit the top layer of your skin and enter your epidermis. There, they can trigger a reaction in your skin cells known as oxidation. This process can cause immediate as well as lasting skin damage to healthy cells by compounds known as “free radicals.” Anti-oxidants work to stop this process to reduce the damage free radicals can cause by donating an electron to stop the chain reaction of skin cell damage.
- Vitamin C Skin Tightening Cream. One of the most powerful antioxidants nature has to offer, Vitamin C is also an ideal nutrient for strengthening soft tissues including the skin, tendons and ligaments. For this reason, Vitamin C is an anti-aging dietary must-have so just pass the citrus juice! Vitamin C is found in large amounts in lemons, limes, grapefruit, oranges, tangerines and other foods. When used in combination with a topical Vitamin C skin tightening cream, this effective skin nourishing compound is one of the most uplifting ways to reduce sagging skin.
- Skin Tightening Foods. One of the best ways to boost the efficacy of topical anti-aging products is by eating skin tightening foods. They commonly include those high in a compound known as beta-carotene or Retinol, Vitamin A. This compound is also a plant pigment found in yellow/orange foods including cantaloupe, papaya, carrots and sweet potatoes. Other skin tightening foods include leafy green vegetables like spinach and kale.
- Collagen & Elastin. Collagen and elastin are essential structural components of healthy skin. There are many ways to increase the amount of these nutrients you have through dietary sources however, supplements are also available to increase your daily intake of these vital nutrients. Reduce sagging skin with bone broth, salmon, chlorella, eggs, dark berries, tomatoes and leafy green vegetables – all known to boost these vital skin tightening nutrients.
Do These Natural Skin Tightening Tips Really Work?
Clinical trials can confirm that using these anti-aging skin care strategies are effective. However, it is important that you not only confirm that these changes in your everyday life are safe to make but also get additional suggestions from your dermatologist. The most effective anti-aging skincare regimens start in your 20’s. For most people, this seems too early to start thinking about the aging process. But it’s not! In fact, you can start implementing anti-wrinkle regimens as early as 25 and maintain them through every decade to keep sagging skin away.
Over time everyone experiences the breakdown of the essential skin components elastin and collagen. This is completely normal! Looking in the mirror though it can feel like you want to see your younger self. While the changes in your appearance during the aging process are to be expected, you don’t have to let them take over your youthful look.
Other Ways to Lift Sagging Skin
There are other ways you can lift sagging skin that can include non-invasive treatments as well as more invasive procedures. In more severe cases, surgery is an option. Other ways to lift sagging besides these 5 natural tips include:
- Botulinum toxin
- Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
- Autologous Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP)
- Radiofrequency (RF)
- Injectable skin biostimulation and rejuvenation
- Prevention of dynamic wrinkles
- Correction of static, anatomical wrinkles
- Restoration (redistribution) of fat and volume loss, skin augmentation and contouring
Let’s face it … the aging process is natural but when it comes to your skin, you have to love it. Use these 5 natural skin tightening tips to prevent the early signs of aging.
- Ruta Ganceviciene, Aikaterini I. Liakou. Skin anti-aging strategies. Dermatoendocrinol. 2012 Jul 1; 4(3): 308–