5 Secrets to Skin Tightening At Home

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Whether your face looks younger or older depends on a number of factors – tone and color, skin texture, loss of elasticity, and sagging. Losing its natural elasticity which results in saggy skin is a sign of aging. While the process of sagging is a natural and pretty much irreversible one, it can be delayed and its severity can be reduced to a large extent through a consistent Skin Fitness facial regime.

Invasive cosmetic surgeries are the last resort because such procedures tend to be expensive and present some side effects. Fortunately, there are a number of techniques and masks that can help to reduce wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging. The best part is that most of these remedies can be executed within the confines of your home or by an experienced esthetician in Rockaway Beach. Before launching into the secrets to skin tightening at home, it is important to know exactly what causes your skin to become saggy and loose so you can ensure that you are addressing the right cause.

Why Does Facial Skin Become Saggy?

One of the primary visible signs of aging is saggy skin, especially on the face. With age, your skin starts to show wrinkles, fine lines, and deeper furrows. Along with other areas of the body, the skin on your cheeks, chin, neck, and nose starts to sag. The primary reason for this is that your skin cells begin to lose the ability to synthesize collagen, which is the main structural protein found in the skin.

As you age, the connective tissue that holds up your cartilage and bones begins to weaken, too. This makes the fat mass under your skin redistribute unevenly and form clumps that are prone to sagging. Of course, lifestyle factors play a big role in speeding up this process. Too much exposure to sunlight leads to damaged elastin and collagen in the skin. Smoking cigarettes, consuming too much alcohol and sugar, lack of exercise, and air pollution make your skin age visibly and at a faster pace.

Secrets to Skin tightening at Home

Use oils that offer skin tightening benefits.

A number of natural oils offer skin tightening advantages. Here is what our experienced estheticians in Rockaway Beach recommend for skin tightening at home.

Virgin coconut oil

This oil penetrates all the way into the deepest layers of the skin and serve to keep the cells hydrated and happy. Coconut oil contains antioxidants that fight the skin-damaging free radicals.

How to use: before heading to bed, massage virgin coconut oil on your skin in circular upward motions for at least 5-10 minutes, and leave it on overnight.

Rosemary oil

While most people know that rosemary oil works efficiently to improve the quality of your hair, it also has a number of benefits for your skin, including skin tightening and toning. Other than toning your skin by boosting blood circulation, this oil is full of antioxidants, carnosol, and squalene, all of which help prevent sagging.

How to use: peel and blend half a cucumber, add a tablespoon of rosemary oil to this liquid, apply and leave this mix on your face for at least 15-20 minutes, and rinse. This remedy can be used once or twice a week.  

Avocado oil

This superfood can be topically applied in the form of oil. Avocado oil improve the synthesis of collagen and boosts the firmness of your skin, thanks to its high concentration of vitamins A, B, and E which tighten the skin.

How to use: Massage your skin in upward motions for 15 minutes, leave the oil on for an hour, and wash it off.

Other options include primrose oil, almond oil, virgin olive oil, Argan oil, Vitamin E and fish oil. Ensure that you are using essential oils with no carriers like mineral oil.

Make a DIY skin-tightening caffeine scrub.

Coffee grounds contain caffeine which smooths and softens the skin while reducing fat deposits. It also contains antioxidants to slow down the process of aging. Use a quarter cup of coffee grounds, a quarter cup of brown sugar, half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder, and 2-3 tablespoons of coconut or olive oil to make the scrub. Scrub your skin gently in circular motions, and rinse it off. This scrub can be used once every 3-4 days.

Raid your kitchen for fresh tomatoes.

Tomato juice contains antioxidants to give your skin an even tone and natural radiance. Other than soothing the skin, this juice also acts as a natural toner that gives you firmer skin. Juice a fresh tomato, and apply this juice on your face with the help of a cotton ball. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes, and wash it off. You can use this remedy daily.

Kate Moss’ Icy Facial for immediate results.

While it is not recommended to apply ice cubes directly to your facial skin, you can wrap the cube up in a thin cotton cloth and massage your skin. Alternatively, take a leaf from supermodel Kate Moss’ playbook – submerge your face in a large bowl or sink filled with water, ice cubes, and cucumber slices. Not only does this help calm down angry breakouts, but it is also known to reduce under-eye bags and the size of pores on your face.

Consider facial yoga.

Like with the rest of your body, yoga works miracles when it comes to your face, too. At Spa Rockaway in Rockaway Park, New York, owner and Holistic Esthetician, Pat Rorke has created a Face Yoga holistic program that combines face exercises, face massages with special techniques designed to increase collagen and elastin in the skin, acupressure, and face relaxation methods. Trained and certified to teach Face Yoga by Danielle Collins, the world’s leading face yoga expert, Rorke’s classes and workshops are held throughout the country and at Spa Rockaway.

Skin Holistic’s Face Yoga is designed to teach you how to intervene and reverse the process of aging to tone and rejuvenate your face and neck muscles for a natural face lift. Once you learn these techniques, you will have all the secrets to skin tightening at home at your disposal.

Pat Rorke