Collagen and elastin – two proteins that keep your skin free of sag – go hand in hand with young, healthy-looking skin. But these proteins can break down over time and leave you with loose, sagging skin. Before you book in with your local plastic surgeon, use our simple anti-sagging secrets that work from your couch, car, or the comfort of your own bathtub.
Frustrated by saggy skin?
Although sagging skin can occur anywhere on the body, it’s most common to see loose skin around your eyes, jowls, chin, and neck. But we’re not here to tell you where loose skin is common – we’re here to tell you how to fix it! Because while you’re keen to fix sagging skin, you don’t want to go under the knife. And endless tips like “drink more water” or “wear sunscreen” don’t feel like they’ll move the needle and help restore that taut, smooth skin you’re looking for.
So we’ll share our top 4 methods of reversing sagging skin and firming your face. You won’t find these tips in your average article about skincare (and that’s exactly the point). As more and more women realize there are methods of firming skin that don’t involve painful injections and facial fillers, the following non-surgical skin-tightening secrets won’t be secrets for much longer.
What’s the Difference Between Firm Skin and Sagging Skin?
In a word, collage The building block of tissue, collagen is the crucial protein that gives your skin its strength. Naturally produced by your body, collagen production declines as you get older which is why you notice more creases, fine lines, and wrinkles as you age. You may also notice sagging skin after periods of weight loss. As the skin is a living organism, it grows to accommodate weight gain. Once you drop those extra pounds, skin that has expanded can’t simply disappear, leaving you with sagging skin around your neck, jawline, So, with the science of sagging skin understood, let’s focus on how you can utilize skin-firming hacks from the comfort of your own couch that plays into the physiology of your face, and help tighten your skin.
Firm Sagging Skin Tip #1 – Take Advantage of Coconut Oil’s Low Molecular Weight
In a long list of “miracle” skincare products, few have actual scientific backing. But coconut oil stands out. Coconut oil is the ultimate moisturizer as its fatty acids have a low molecular weight (unlike all water-based moisturizers) which allows it to penetrate your skin and protect natural proteins at a deeper level. Coconut oil also has a consistency that fills your pores and helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles by keeping your face hydrated. Here’s a couple of skin-tightening tips for you to go coco-nuts over:
- Apply a small amount of coconut oil to your sagging skin in the morning and double the application amount before bed
- Look for organic coconut oil that hasn’t been treated, deodorized, or altered in any way
Did you know? A study conducted by the National Institute of Health showed coconut oil can effectively treat dry skin and prevent sagging. More than the perfect drink for your next tropical getaway, coconuts can help you tighten and firm sagging skin too.
Firm Sagging Skin Tip #2 – Use Facial Exercises to Tone Sagging Skin
You can tone the muscles of your arms, legs, stomach, and butt – so why not tone the muscles of your face too? Facial exercises are effective because muscles form a strong foundation for your skin. When you improve the tone of muscles, the outer layer of skin responds and becomes tauter. The same process occurs in reverse, when muscles lose tone, your outer layers of skin (dermis + epidermis) follow suit and begin to sag. Consider the following facial exercise routines to help target sagging skin and turn back the clock:
- How to get rid of smile lines (without Botox or fillers)
- 7 unbelievably easy exercises to get rid of a double chin
- 5 facial exercises for a strikingly defined jawline
Firm Sagging Skin Tip #3 – Enjoy an Epsom Salt Bath to Improve Circulation
You deserve a long, hot bath – but don’t go jumping in without adding Epsom salt. Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate) has been used to help reduce swelling in the feet and ankles, with properties that pull excess water from the body to improve circulation. This effect can also be applied to your face to help boost circulation and remove excess water from your face. This helps tighten skin, reduce bloating, and prevent sagging. All you’ll need to do is add 2 x cups of Epsom salt to a warm bath and enjoy a nice, relaxing soak (15 to 20 minutes is ideal to get the full benefits). BONUS TIP: Try soaking in an Epsom salt bath twice a week to reap the full benefits of this simple, at-home skin tightening solution.
Firm Sagging Skin Tip #4 – Use Protein-Rich Egg White & Honey
Got a few spare eggs in the fridge? And a little extra honey in the pantry? This might sound like the start of a delicious breakfast snack, but it can also be used to help firm sagging skin and help transform your face with gorgeous, tight, and toned skin. You’ll need:
- 1 x egg white
- 2 x tablespoons of honey
Start by mixing the egg white and honey well. Once combined, apply this mixture to your face and neck. You’ll want to leave this mixture on your loose skin for approximately 20 minutes for maximum results, then wash off with cold water. Doing this DIY skin-tightening hack twice a month can help to visibly firm sagging skin. Egg white is rich in albumin protein that creates the ideal DIY remedy for sagging skin. This protein helps with your skin texture by rebuilding skin cells and encouraging elasticity. And honey is a powerful antioxidant that helps remove toxins in your skin. Together, they provide a powerful one-two punch to tighten skin.
How to Firm Sagging Skin From Your Couch, Car, or Bathtub
Turning back the clock and tightening loose skin can feel like a fantasy, but with an understanding of your face’s biology, it’s easy to bio-hack your way to results. And the best part? The skin-tightening secrets we’ve shared can be performed anywhere from the couch to the car and even the bathtub. So the next time you look in the mirror and spot loose skin or wrinkles that came without an invite, use these 4 tips to take control of your skin again. BEFORE YOU GO… Don’t forget to complete our short quiz below to receive your custom Face Yoga program tailored to your skin’s problem areas. It’s never been easier to see results, and it all starts with a click of a button!