As you reach your mature years, you’ll notice that your skin's firmness and volume begin to deplete. There are a myriad of cosmetic procedures available to tighten and firm your skin, but those can be costly and are not without potentially irreversible side effects.
Fortunately, there are essential oils, remedies, skin tightening treatments and natural skincare products you can try right in the comfort of your own home. While they may not be as immediate as a facelift from a plastic surgeon or even one of the newer forms of non-invasive laser treatments, these natural at-home solutions can provide you with a smoother, more radiant complexion over time.
1. Vitamin C serum
Vitamin C's plethora of skin-healing properties is what makes it worthy of a permanent place in your skin care regimen. When Vitamin C is used topically the skin is triggered to heal itself by accelerating the production of collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin are both naturally occurring protein fibers that help keep skin plump and firm.
The best Vitamin C skin-care product to use is serum, because serums are more effective than creams or toners. Simply apply 2-3 drops on your face and neck morning and night after cleansing and toning. Next, follow with your favorite day/night cream. It’s that simple.
2. Hyaluronic acid
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally produced molecule that binds water to the collagen in your facial skin. Like collagen, hyaluronic acid breaks down over time, leaving your skin vulnerable to dehydration and sagging. Applying a hyaluronic acid daily can help rehydrate your skin, making it appear plumper, lines and wrinkles disappear, and the skin visibly tightens, giving you that toned look that you remember from your youth.
That’s why you’ll love Pure Fiji’s Hydrating Multi Active Day Creme. It’s great for all skin types and particularly dry, dehydrated, sensitive skin.
3. Glycolic acid
Glycolic acid is an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that aids in cell turnover, making it a popular ingredient for exfoliation. But glycolic acid has also been proven to stimulate the production of new collagen, making your skin look firmer.
An overnight peel that can help your skin remain supple and firm is Pure Fiji’s Glycolic Overnight Renewal Peel with Mandelic and Niacinamide. In addition, fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation, acne scars and enlarged pores will be dramatically diminished.
Retinol is a widely used ingredient. It is used to treat a host of skin issues. Retinol increases the production of collagen in your skin. This can help your skin appear tighter and firmer.
While retinol can be the most effective skin-tightening ingredient for some, it comes with a long list of potential side effects, including dryness, irritation, sensitivity to sunlight, redness, swelling, and blistering. The good news is Pure Fiji's Kakadu Super Vitamin C Brightening Serum and Kakadu Super Vitamin C Brightening Oil contain Bakuchiol which is a less-irritating, natural alternative to retinol making it ideal for sensitive skin.
5. Sun protection
Every daytime skin care regimen should include sunscreen all year round. Protecting your skin from UV rays can save your skin from burning, wrinkling, sagging, and even developing melanoma skin cancer.
Seek out broad-spectrum formulas that are rated at least SPF 50. Supplement your efforts with a pair of UV protection sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat. If you use skincare products that contain retinol or vitamin C, regular sunscreen use is a must as those ingredients can make your skin more photosensitive.
6. Try facial yoga
Facial yoga is a series of exercises you do with your face to gain facial muscle tone. Studies have shown their effectiveness, particularly in creating fuller cheeks, but only if you are willing to put in a lot of time.
To achieve results from facial yoga, practice daily for about half an hour. Though facial yoga does require a lot of time, it’s an inexpensive and noninvasive method.
7. Take supplements
Recent studies have shown that adding collagen, zinc, CoQ10, and Vitamin C supplements to your daily routine can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and tighten the skin on your face.
8. Try a natural face mask for quick skin-tightening results
This powerful Vitamin C treatment masque which is supercharged with pure Vitamin C, Kakadu plum and lime extracts. These Vitamin C powerhouses are rich in antioxidants strengthening collagen and protecting skin while dramatically increasing luminosity and radiance.
Loose skin requires a lot of patience and time to get rid of. Prevent loosening skin naturally by taking care of your health. Using sunscreen, drinking plenty of water, getting enough sleep, maintaining a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and avoiding smoking and overindulging in alcohol can all help you maintain your skin’s natural elasticity and help tighten your skin naturally.