11 Easy Ways to Tighten Skin Naturally

The health and firmness of our
skin depend on two structural proteins: collagen and elastin.  Because
of environmental toxins and pollutants, sun damage, and the aging
process, these proteins naturally break down. When this happens, our
skin may appear aged and wrinkled.

It
is unrealistic to expect our skin to remain supple and firm throughout
life. Some wrinkling is inevitable. As they say, “Nature always wins.”
Be that as it may, there are some natural ways to help keep your skin
appearing healthy – and maybe even tighten it up some.

HERE ARE 11 THINGS THAT CAN NATURALLY TIGHTEN SKIN:

1. ALOE VERA

Aloe
Vera is best known for its ability to heal damaged skin. It is a
natural moisturizer that has a ton of other health benefits, depending
on how it is applied or consumed.  There are two main ways to use Aloe
Vera: as a prepared gel or extracting the liquid manually.

You
can find numerous Aloe Vera-based recipes; however, the plant may be
most effective when applied without combining it with other ingredients.

2. COFFEE SCRUB

Ground
coffee contains potent antioxidants that can both tighten the skin and
slow the appearance of aging. When used in cohort with other substances,
coffee can also serve as a natural exfoliant.

Here is a quick recipe:

In
a bowl, combine these ingredients: ¼ cup of coffee grounds, ¼ cup of
brown sugar, ½ teaspoon of cinnamon, and 2 tablespoons of coconut oil.
Using a circular motion, scrub the concoction onto your chest, face, and
neck for 2-3 minutes. Then rinse with warm water. Apply once a week for
best results.

3. EGG WHITE AND HONEY

Egg
white contains the protein albumin, which improves your skin’s
elasticity, rebuilds skin cells, and promotes a healthy glow. Honey is a
powerful antioxidant and antitoxin. When used together, they can
produce some serious benefits, helping to tighten skin.

Mix
one egg white with two tablespoons of honey and apply to your chest,
face, and neck. After 15 minutes, rinse off with warm water.

4. EPSOM SALT

Epsom salt helps to promote skin circulation and skin hydration. Both benefits are crucial in limiting skin sagging.

Add two cups of Epsom salt to a tub of warm water. Soak your body for about 15 to 20 minutes. Repeat twice a week.

5. CUCUMBER JUICE

Cucumber
is one of the best natural skin treatments in existence. It helps with
skin re-hydration and can give life to even the most tired-looking skin.

To
make a simple cucumber juice mix, grind half of a cucumber (including
the skin) in a blender. Pour the mix into a strainer and collect the
juices. Apply the juice to your body and leave it for 15 minutes. Repeat
whenever desired.

6. OLIVE OIL

We can
trace the use of olive oil for medicinal purposes back to the ancient
Egyptians. There’s a good reason for this; olive oil is an excellent
antibacterial agent, cleanser, and moisturizer.

After your shower, massage olive oil onto your chest, face, and neck for a few minutes.

7. WITCH HAZEL

The
plant witch hazel can help heal both aged and sun-damaged skin. When
used regularly, it can help tighten skin by shrinking the pores and
slowing the breakdown of restorative proteins.

Soak a
cotton ball with witch hazel and apply liberally to your chest, face,
and neck. Allow the product to dry for a full five minutes and repeat
daily.

8. YOGURT MASK

Yogurt is rich in
lactic acid – a natural skin-tightener and skin smoother. If you try
this recipe, make sure to use a quality, sugar-free yogurt.

To
create a good skin mask, combine 2 drops of lemon juice with 2
tablespoons of plain, sugar-free yogurt. Apply the mix to your chest,
face, and neck and leave it for 10 minutes. Repeat twice per week.

9. HONEY AND OLIVE OIL

Combine
the powerful antioxidant and moisturizing properties of honey and olive
oil for some real health benefits that will also help tighten skin!

Mix
three teaspoons of honey with three drops of olive oil and apply it to
your chest, face, and neck. (You may also warm the mix for a few seconds
in the microwave if you prefer.) Allow the mix to remain on your body
for 15 minutes and then rinse with lukewarm water.

10. HONEY, SOUR CREAM, AND TURMERIC

Per
Healthline: “[Turmeric’s] anti-inflammatory qualities can target your
pores and calm the skin. [It] is also known to reduce scarring…” Sour
cream is yet another dairy product that is rich in lactic acid and fat;
it also stimulates collagen production.

For this
recipe, mix one tablespoon of honey, one tablespoon of sour cream, and
one teaspoon of turmeric powder. Apply the mix to your chest, face, and
neck, and let it dry for 15 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water and pat
down with a dry towel.

11. WEIGHT TRAINING

Okay,
so we’re stepping away from the kitchen and into the gym. Why? Because
strength and weight training can improve the appearance of aging skin by
hardening the muscles that support it.

Ideally, one
should aim for a minimum of three days of weight training per week. It
is not necessary to overexert yourself, as 30 minutes of simple, light
exercises will suffice in tightening up your muscles.

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