Here we have rounded up some simple home remedies for sagging skin.
As you grow old, your skin starts losing its elasticity and collagen. As a result, you end up with a droopy skin. The other causes of sagging skin are alcohol consumption, dehydration, weight loss, pregnancy and poor diet.
This state of skin is not harmful, but it affects one’s self esteem. Although you can’t reverse the ageing, you can minimize the sagginess of the skin. No, we are not talking about expensive surgeries or painful treatment.
There are many home remedies which are proven to benefit the skin. They maintain the elasticity and radiant glow of your ageing skin.
Egg whites are natural astringent and have a skin firming element, hydro lipids. All you need to make a simple face mask out of them. Here’s how…
- Beat 2 egg whites to obtain a foamy texture. Apply it gently on the face and neck. Let it dry off for nearly 15 minutes. Wash it off with cold water.
- Beat one egg white with 1 tbsp. of plain yogurt. Apply it on your face and wash it off with cool water after half an hour.
- Whisk an egg white and add a tbsp. of honey to it. Stir thoroughly all the ingredients and apply it on your face and neck. Leave it for 15 minutes and wash it off with cool water. It not only tones your skin but also makes it hydrated.
Use any of these home remedies twice a week for seeing improvement.
Cucumber and Avocado
Cucumber is rich in anti-ageing properties. It also exfoliates the skin and nourishes it. To make the most of these benefits, consider adding the avocados with the cucumber paste. Avocados are known for their skin moisturizing properties. So, they are good for the sagging skin. Mix cucumber slices with the finely chopped avocado using blender to obtain a paste. Apply this paste on your face and neck. Leave it for half an hour and thenrinse it off. Use it daily to get desired results.
Being a great source of Vitamin C, lemon boosts the collagen production which is important for the elasticity of the skin. It contains astringent, which tightens the skin and minimizes the fine lines. That’s why lemon is a powerful remedy for saggy skin. It is very easy to use.
Just squeeze a lemon and apply its juice on your face and neck gently. Let it dry for 10 minutes and then wash off your face with cold water. Use a moisturizer. Repeating this application for 2 or 3 times a day can make your skin firm.
Aloe Vera contains malic acid, which improve the elasticity of the skin. Besides, it moisturizes the skin.
- Take a fresh aloe vera leaf and peel its outer layer to get the gel like substance. Apply it over your face and neck. Wait for 15 to 20 minutes. Repeat it daily to see the better results.
- Mix one tbsp. of aloe vera gel with the equal amount of mayonnaise and honey. Apply the mixture on your face and neck and wash it off with cold water after 15 minutes. Use this lotion once a week.
Olive Oil Massage:
Massaging your skin with an olive oil helps fix the loose skin. Olive oil is loaded with antioxidants like vitamins A and E that deliver anti-ageing benefits. Plus, it keeps your skin moisturized. Let’s see how to use olive oil:
- Warm some extra-virgin olive oil in the microwave
- Apply this oil on your face
- Massage gently with your fingertips in circular motions for nearly 10 minutes.
Repeat this process every time before going to the bed. Apart from olive oil, you can use coconut, grape seed, jojoba or almond oil to massage your skin.
Honey is loaded with antioxidant, anti-aging and hydrating properties that are useful for treating saggy skin.
Add 2-3 tbsps. of honey and a few drops each of lemon juice and olive oil. Apply it on your face and neck, let it dry and then wash it off with warm water. Repeat the process once or twice daily to see an improvement.
Alternatively, you can mix one-half tbsp. each of turmeric, honey and sour cream. Blend it well. Apply the mixture on your face for 15 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water. Use this face mask once a week.
Rose water is a natural astringent. It also contains anti-inflammatory qualities. As an added bonus, it is great moisturizer and improves the tone of the skin. It is also known for its antibacterial and antiseptic qualities. This is why rose water is an effective remedy for softening, toning and sanitizing skin. Rose water is derived from the roses that are rich in vitamins A, C, D, E and B3.
Apply some rose water to your face and neck before going to bed. It helps tighten the pores and minimizes the aging signs. Or you can mix one tbsp. of lemon juice with the equal amount of almond oil and five drops of almond oil. Apply it to your face and neck, wait for 20 minutes and then wash it off. Repeat the process several times a week.
Cinnamon is another great remedy for a sagging skin. It aids in collagen production which in turn leads to firm and tight skin. Mix one tbsp. each of cinnamon powder and turmeric powder with olive oil to make a paste. Then mix one tbsp. of sugar or salt. Now scrub your skin with this paste for a few minutes. Rinse if off with lukewarm water. Repeat this remedy once in a week.
So these are some effective home remedies for sagging skin. Besides, you need to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Stay away from stress, smoking, alcohol, and over exposure to the sun.