Pretty much the first thing people see when they meet you for the first time or when they already know you and you get together is your skin. They look into your face and eyes and make instant sub conscious evaluations based on what they see. Without even being aware of it they are making assessments about you. If you feel and look great they will pick that up and be attracted to you. Its in our DNA. At a primitive level we are designed to be attracted by clear eyes and smooth firm skin because those things indicate health and youth.
Whatever the reason, at the end of the day we all want clearer and firmer skin. As we get older our skin naturally loses these qualities and we begin to look older. This process is inevitable but there is a lot we can do to slow the process down. How do we tighten skin?
More importantly... how can we do this in a natural and safe way? How can we do it without Botox or any other artificial (and expensive) chemical based solutions?
In this post you'll find great natural ways to tighten skin. Best of all you'll find most of the ingredients in your own kitchen or garden.
Arianne from skincarewellness.com give us 12 effective natural remedies. Read the first one below.
"One of the best options available is egg whites. You’ll get plenty of protein to support the collagen while getting a natural astringent to create firmer skin. Egg whites are full of lipids, which help to lift the skin physically—they’re nature’s Botox!
You don’t need to use a lot of eggs. Just whisk 1-2 egg whites, creating a foamy texture. Place the whites all over the face and next and leave for 20 minutes. It’s like a morning face mask, perfect for after exfoliating.
While improving the tightness of the skin, egg whites help to close the pores after exfoliating. That means the pores don’t collect as much dirt and grime throughout the day.
If you don’t want to use egg whites alone on your skin, you can add one to some plain yogurt. This offers more protein to help build up the collagen. The collagen is the reason for flexible and tight skin, but it will decrease naturally with age.
A third option is to add some honey to it. While the egg whites tighten the skin, the honey will add some vitamin C and moisture to your skin. You get a thorough cleansing and tightening skin mask for daily use.
Make sure you rinse off the face masks after 20-30 minutes with some cool or lukewarm water. It is possible to use the treatment daily, but you can stick to just once or twice a week for the firm and supple skin."
Her next suggestion to tighten skin is lemon. Lemon is naturally high in vitamin C which is a powerful antioxidant. It helps fight off free radicals within cells and prevent the damage to cells that they cause. It also helps cells repair themselves after free radical damage. Here's what Arianne says about lemon....
"The vitamin C will also help to improve collagen production. This instantly makes skin more flexible and supported. Collagen is essential for keeping all skin flexible. When collagen production diminishes, the skin is more likely to suffer from stretch marks and scarring.
Citric acid within lemon juice is also good for cleansing and brightening. It will get into the pores and kill off the bacteria that causes acne. Not only are you toning the skin, but you’re improving the look and feel of it. If you want, it is possible to use the lemon juice directly on the skin. Place it on some cotton pads and use as a cleanser or toner. You can dilute the lemon juice with some water to get the same benefits.
The downside of lemon juice is that it makes the skin more susceptible to sun damage. If you are going outside, make sure you use some sunscreen to protect your skin and avoid extra potential damage to your skin cells. After using the lemon juice, you will want to apply some moisturizing cream. There’s no need to wash the lemon juice off. Make sure you use this twice a day for the best results.
If you have sensitive skin, you will find that you can only use lemon juice within other face masks. Try it in yogurt or egg white based masks."
Arianne's third suggestion is Aloe Vera. You should use Aloe Vera directly on the skin. It's incredibly popular because its so effective. Malic acid and vitamin E are the main active ingredients which make it so great for skin care. The Malic acid fights against the causes of sagging and improves the elasticity of your skin at the same time.
It's a great moisturizer and you can prepare the gel yourself if you get yourself some aloe vera plants. If there was ever a one stop natural skin care and skin restoring solution... aloe vera is it. Truly a wonder plant and one of the very best natural ways to tighten skin.
The plant’s gel is also full of vitamin E. This is another natural antioxidant that will support the immune system and protect the cells from damage and abnormal growth.
Use the gel directly on your neck and face, leaving it to soak in for about 20 minutes. Use lukewarm water to rinse off the gel. There’s no need to use a moisturizing cream afterward since the aloe vera gel is a natural moisturizer.
You can also mix aloe vera with some honey and lemon. This allows you to get all the vitamin C benefits, as well as vitamin E.
There’s no need to use up the gel quickly. Just once a week will be enough to get the most benefits from aloe vera on your skin.
Ariannes 4th suggestion is cucumber. Again this is something you can apply directly to your skin no matter how sensitive your skin is. Cucumber is great for improving the elasticity of your skin and improving its resilience.
Rub freshly cut cucumber slices directly on your skin and you can even use it on the most sensitive areas like around your eyes. Its very refreshing and a great cleanser. Its very effective for removing dirt from your pores and helping to close them. Arianne says...
"The cucumber juice will also help to close your pores. You’ll prevent dirt and grime getting trapped within pores throughout the day, reducing the risk of bacteria growth. Bacteria will cause acne and affect the collagen production within the skin.
If you want to create a full-face mask, mix some cucumber juice with egg white and aloe vera and apply for 15 minutes. Wash off with some lukewarm water.
You can use cucumber at the end of a long day to revitalize the skin. The hydration cools the puffy and irritated skin. If using the face mask, use it once or twice a week for best results."
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