If you want skin tightening tips but aren't going for that "I'm ready for my close-up" kind of intensity, there are several things you can do. Here are a few ways you can make your face look firm and luminous.
1. Aim for consistency in your skincare ritual
Improving skin elasticity and pushing back against the various physical signs of aging involves more than any one skin tightening remedy. A holistic approach to beautiful skin is your best bet.
If you want softer, smoother, tighter skin, you not only need quality products, but a healthy helping of self-care. The way you love and care for yourself will impact how you look and feel.
Taking the time to massage olive oil into your skin or try a new skin-tightening serum is also a way to enjoy a moment of relaxation. A face mask does more than help keep skin smooth.
So when you apply that moisturizer, see if you can reflect on your inner and outer beauty for a bit. Maybe say some words that motivate you or express gratitude.
Will this self-talk tighten pores on your face or make those forehead wrinkles immediately disappear? Perhaps not, but a positive message might relax those face muscles for a minute, and massaging in moisturizer improves blood circulation, which in turn might promote collagen production.
Worst case scenario, you'll be giving yourself a pep talk and bringing much-needed moisture to the skin.
However, it is true that the products you use also matter. A moisturizer like JUARA Sweet Black Tea Moisturizer helps to tighten skin and clarify the complexion.
Our Jamu-inspired proprietary Radiance Complex includes hydrating hyaluronic acid, skin-revitalizing fermented sweet black tea, and five flavor berry, which can stimulate collagen production. Collagen and elastin provide the strength and support to help you stave off sagging skin.
This Sweet Black Tea Moisturizer also has high levels of Vitamin C to help with skin brightening. It's formulated to rejuvenate and hydrate dry, dull, or more mature skin.
2. Use sunscreen to slow the skin aging process
Show your skin some respect, and protect it!
If you're still in your more youthful years, please heed the advice of those who have experience with excessive sun exposure. It may feel like nagging, but they know of which they speak.
Though it can be annoying to stop and take the time to cover your body with sunscreen oil every time you step outside, it's a smart skin habit.
Exposure to the sun causes most of the skin changes we associate with aging. Ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun damages elastin fibers in the skin. As you know, collagen and elastin proteins support your skin's overall structure.
Collagen contributes to our skin cells' strength and resilience. Elastin enables the skin's flexibility. When these protein fibers break down - due to the sun or the passage of time - we see our skin sagging and losing a bit of that ability to bounce back.
Wearing sunscreen is a rather straightforward way to protect against sun damage. Applied appropriately, it will decrease your risk of photo aging that causes everything from wrinkles to discoloration to skin cancer.
Remember to smooth some on your neck and chest, and any skin that will be exposed. We often forget how our hands catch a lot of sun, so be sure to share the love with your whole body.
Loose skin, especially on the face and neck, is a frustration felt by many in middle age and beyond. Enjoy the outdoors, but be sure to minimize the risk before your skin begins to suffer.
Do what you can to protect yourself now, so your skin can have a bright (but not burnt) future.
4. Feed skin cells fatty acids to tighten skin
Healthy cell membranes don't just happen. What you put in and on your body makes a big impact. Essential fatty acids such as omega-3s and omega-6 are critical for building healthy cells.
These fats help form the skin's natural oil barrier, which is critical for moisture retention. This, in turn, makes skin look younger and more plump.
In other words, these essential fatty acids are essential for skin tightening. They also help soothe rough dry skin.
When skin is dry and depleted, wrinkles and fine lines appear more prominent. Skin texture will suffer if you don't keep skin hydrated.
So where can you find these fatty acids and start seeing less of that loose and saggy skin?
Well, we happen to have some ideas.
Candlenut Oil is rich in both Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. This helps explain why our Candlenut Body Creme can transform dry skin into mega moisturized, luminous skin.
Our Candlenut Body Creme is whipped to perfection with Illipe butter, rice bran oil, avocado oil, and other omega-rich oils. These support the skin's natural protective barrier and help tighten sagging skin.
Not only will this Creme deliver the glowing skin you seek, but will both help firm skin and make you feel fabulous.
5. Drink water to help skin look youthful
Staying hydrated will make your skin look younger. It seems like a simple way to get healthier, smoother skin, and improve overall tone and texture, so why don't we all do it?
When we get busy we tend to skimp on self-care and even our most basic needs. However, if we drink plenty of water and minimize the amount of alcohol and sugary beverages we consume, we can help slow the signs of aging.
Alcohol can dehydrate the skin and exacerbate certain issues like rosacea or dark under-eye circles.
Drinking water can help clarify your skin, boost your mood, and just be generally refreshing. Try some sparkling water, or herbal teas if plain water doesn't quite do it for you.
Try squeezing some fresh lemon juice in your water for a bonus dose of vitamin C, or downing a glass before your morning coffee to flush out your system and start the day off right.
6. Don't let your diet lead to loose skin
As alluded to above, what you put in your body inevitably impacts your physical appearance. A healthy diet is foundational for skin health.
It turns out those fatty acids mentioned above are excellent whether applied topically or ingested in food. Fish like salmon and mackerel are great sources of omega-3 fatty acids. The antioxidants can help eliminate free radicals and minimize the impact of the sun’s damaging UV rays.
If you're not a fan of fish, you can always get a lot of this goodness by taking fish oil capsules and other supplements.
And as if we needed any more encouragement to consume avocados, it turns out they may help firm up some of that saggy skin. One study found that women who had a high intake of these healthy fats (like the kinds found in avocados) tended to have more supple and springy skin.
7. Sleep tight to keep skin tight
While not everything that your grandma says is 100% accurate, she was onto something when she spoke about getting that beauty sleep. The often-cited saying is backed by science. Most adults require 7-9 hours of sleep each night.
Loose skin, dark circles, and other signs of aging will sneak up on you that much faster if you're not getting good rest.
Your body has the ability to heal itself as you sleep if you give it enough time to do so. And, as mentioned above, you have to provide it with the appropriate fuel to finish the job.
Sleeping more might be the easiest goal to achieve on this list, as long as you give yourself permission to turn off those devices and dive head first into dreamland.
8. Fibroblast skin tightening lifts sagging skin
Sometimes people might want to go that extra mile to achieve a rejuvenated look. There are many skin-tightening procedures available, from non-surgical peels to fillers to facelifts.
Fibroblast or plasma skin tightening is a relatively newer procedure that helps with collagen production.
This therapy targets fibroblasts, which are the cells in the dermis that produce collagen and other proteins. Fibroblasts in the deeper layers of the skin help with wound healing and skin tightening.
Many people opt for something like this to improve the look of their face and neck.
Plasma fibroblast therapy releases a high-frequency electric current just above the skin, creating micro injuries. The procedure stimulates tissue regeneration and fibroblast activity. It tightens loose skin and can significantly reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
9. Exercise those facial muscles for firmer skin
Many folks use home remedies for skin tightening, and it's not only DIY masks and moisturizers (which we'll get to next).
Face yoga is an often overlooked option for those who want to prevent sagging skin. Doing facial exercises can strengthen those little muscles that support our smiles and power our pouts.
With regular practice, you can tone facial muscles and reprogram your muscle memory. It will also redirect attention to your breathing, thus helping with stress and posture.
The light massage that is often involved can also stimulate the lymphatic system. If you choose to use coconut oil or almond oil as you gently rub those face muscles, you'll also receive the benefits that those botanicals bring.
It's a wonderful addition to a holistic approach to beauty and wellness.
10. Home remedies for increased hydration
As promised, here are a couple of home remedies to replenish moisture and support healthy skin.
This first one is a face scrub that will exfoliate dead skin cells and slow the aging process as far as outward appearance is concerned).
Mix 1/4 cup of ground coffee, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, and ½ teaspoon of cinnamon into a smooth paste. Use this mixture to gently scrub your face (and neck if you choose), and then rinse it off completely. Your skin should immediately feel softer to the touch.
Next, this aloe vera face mask makes for a fabulous refresher.
Simply mix 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel (that you can purchase or extract from an aloe vera leaf), 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise, and 1 tablespoon of honey. Smooth the mask on your face and leave it for 15 minutes. Then rinse with warm water and a clean washcloth, if needed.
Aloe Vera and honey help hydrate the skin and honey is also a clarifying force with its antifungal and antibacterial properties.