If you’re noticing more loose skin when you look in the mirror, you’re certainly not alone. After all, loose skin is just another natural part of the skin aging process. But if you want to tighten your skin, you don’t need to turn to a face lift just yet! There are plenty of non-invasive skin tightening treatments that you can try at home. Keep reading to learn why skin sags and how to tighten loose skin on your face.
What Causes Loose Skin?
Have you heard of collagen and elastin? These flexible-but-strong proteins make up the structure of our skin. As we age, however, those proteins begin to degrade, leading to sagging skin and wrinkles. Thus, loose skin is usually part of the normal aging process of the skin. However, sun exposure and lifestyle factors like smoking or drinking in excess can also speed up the degradation of collagen and elastin. Common areas where you might notice loose skin on your face include the eyelids, chin, jowls, and neck.
Loose skin is also associated with significant and rapid weight loss as well as pregnancy and certain medical conditions.
5 Ways to Tighten Skin
Topical Skin Tightening Treatments
One option to tighten loose skin is to use firming skincare products. We recommend our ‘M’ Cream, which is formulated with Apple Stem Cell Technology and Bio-Engineered Renewal Complex to hydrate and firm the skin. For loose neck skin, try Perfect Neck Cream, which visibly lifts the appearance of the skin.
Several studies have indicated that taking oral collagen supplements can help to fortify your skin and reduce age-related skin laxity. Most collagen supplements come in a powder formula that you can add to your morning coffee or orange juice. It’s an easy skin tightening treatment!
There is some scientific evidence that facial exercises, otherwise known as facial yoga, can help to tighten loose skin. It’s thought that facial yoga helps to rejuvenate the skin by developing muscles in the face, which can make the skin appear younger and tighter. If you want to try facial exercises to tighten loose skin, look up a simple routine on Youtube and practice 3-4 times per week.
Even if you already have loose skin, it’s never too late to start wearing sunscreen! Sunscreen will help to prevent further aging, and will also protect you from developing skin cancer. Look for an everyday sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30, like our Perfect Sunscreen SPF 50.
Dehydrated skin makes signs of aging like fine lines and loose skin more noticeable. To keep skin hydrated, make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day and avoid drinking alcohol in excess.