Skin Tightening Home Remedies

Skin tightening home remedies

As we age, the elastin and collagen structure of the skin loses its elasticity. Over time, the skin loses some of its self-moisturizing components making it appear loose and saggy. Age can also make the facial muscles weak which leads to saggy skin. The loss of skin elasticity can result from a host of other factors like excessive sun exposure, smoking, regular intake of alcoholic beverages, obesity, pregnancy, a poor diet, rapid weight loss and dehydration.

There are some natural remedies that can help tighten skin. Read on to know some of the most effective home remedies for skin tightening.

Limit sun exposure

 Ultraviolet radiation present in the sun’s rays breaks down the collagen and elastin fibers and thus speeds the natural aging process. Your skin will retain its firmness if you reduce or avoid sun exposure. In order to avoid excessive exposure to the sun, wear a sunscreen when you need to go outside. You can also consider wearing a hat with a wide brim. When you head to the beach or pool, sitting under an umbrella will help you protect your skin from excessive exposure to the sun.

Sunscreen should be considered seriously because it protects your skin from both UVA and UVB. UVA penetrates the skin deeper than UVB rays, causes wrinkles and contributes to skin cancer. UVB also causes sunburn and can lead to skin cancer.

Drink water

 The power of drinking water and the positive effects it can have on your skin should not be underestimated. As the largest organ in your body, your skin protects you, stores lipids and water, prevents fluid loss and serves as thermoregulation. Drinking more water is essential for beaming, glowing and healthy facial skin. If you drink ample amount of water every day, you can slowly tighten your facial skin and maintain a healthy glow. A PH value of 7 is neutral and it is the exact PH value of pure water. Drinking more water ensures that your PH value is balanced. Water also helps tighten your skin by flushing out toxins, reducing wrinkles, preventing pimples and moisturizing the skin.

Exfoliation

You can remove dry/ dead skin cells on the surface of your skin by exfoliating. Besides helping many skin problems, exfoliation increases blood circulation resulting in healthy and glowing skin. A facial scrub does not work exactly in the same way as a regular soap or cleanser. A facial scrub uses small particles, beads or chemicals that help remove old skin cells and make way for new ones. Choosing a natural or chemical scrub suited for your skin type, massage the scrub into damp skin for a few minutes and then rinse and moisture your skin. Do it once or twice a week. Make a facial scrub a part of your regular skin care routine.

Diet

You can add foods to your diet that encourage the production of elastin and collagen. These are the compounds your body makes that give your skin elasticity. Consuming certain foods will help tighten loose skin.

Due to its vitamin C contents, citrus fruits positively impact the elasticity of your skin. Your body requires 75 to 90 mg vitamin C daily. Citrus fruits like orange and Indian gooseberry also provide zinc and selenium – nutrients that help elastin production.

Bell peppers are also an excellent source of vitamin C and zinc.

Cruciferous vegetables like Brussels sprouts, cabbage, Daikon radishes, rutabagas, broccoli and watercress provide nutrients needed for skin health.

Exercise

Regular exercise is one of the keys to healthy skin. “We tend to focus on the cardiovascular benefits of physical activity, and those are important. But anything that promotes healthy circulation also helps keep your skin healthy and vibrant,” says dermatologist Ellen Marmur, MD. Exercise increases blood flow, nourishes skin cells and keeps them vital.

“Blood carries oxygen and nutrients to working cells throughout the body, including the skin,” says Marmur. Exercise makes your muscles firmer and firmer muscles have a direct effect on skin and that helps you look younger.

Bend Skin Care

Bend Skin Care is a very effective supplement that nourishes and tightens the skin. The supplements work by providing a full body 24/7 UV protection. It also increases hydration, helps with skin firmness and elasticity, reduces redness and roughness, and provides free radical protection. The supplements contain antioxidants zeaxanthin and lutein, vitamin D, EPA, GLA and the fatty acid DHC. These ingredients work cohesively to reduce skin inflammation, lock in moisture and promote healthy cell function.

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