Skin aging is an inevitable problem. As you age, you might notice early signs of aging including sagging, wrinkles and fine lines which are particularly observable around your neck, eyes, mouth and cheeks.
Aging begins around the 30s, but it varies from individual to individual depending on internal and external factors. You can’t control internal factors such as age and lower estrogen levels that reduce the elasticity of the skin. But, the aging process can be slowed down by tackling external factors like exposure to the sun, unhealthy diet and smoking.
Here are four anti-aging tips for skin tightening to reduce sagging skin.
- Reduce sun exposure
Besides increasing the risk of skin cancer, dermatologists agree that UV exposure is one of the leading causes of skin aging and even premature aging. UV rays cause the loss of collagen and disrupt the production of Vitamin A receptors which eventually leads to wrinkles and sagging skin. So, protect your skin from UV to avoid these unwanted effects.
• Use sunblock when you’re expected to be out in the sun for long hours. Remember to reapply every two hours.
• Reduce exposure to sunlight with little things. Walk with an umbrella or in the shade wherever possible. Avoid peak sun hours between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. where the sun is shining at its maximum value and UV rays beaming at their strongest.
2. Facial exercise
Just like any other muscles in your body, face muscles can be toned through facial exercise. Such face firming exercise also stimulates elastin and collagen production to combat skin aging. The short 20-minute facial exercise recommended by face yoga expert Danielle Collins brings effective results if practiced six times a week for an extended period. Start trying today to help keep the youth of your skin.
Apart from skin products, homemade skin tightening face masks may be an option. These masks are made from natural ingredients such as egg whites and cucumber, leaving you free from the chemicals in skincare products which may pose negative effects to your skin. Here are some common household items which are effective in tackling skin aging.
• Egg whites. Egg whites which are rich in protein will nourish and tighten the skin to retain its elasticity. Mix one egg white with a tablespoon of honey. Apply and leave it on for about fifteen minutes before rinsing off with warm water. • Coconut oil. Coconut oil is one of the best natural beauty product. Rich in antioxidants, Vitamin C and E, coconut oil stimulates the production of collagen and promotes skin elasticity. Combine a tablespoon of coconut oil, two teaspoons of honey and half a teaspoon of lemon juice. After cleansing, apply a thick coat onto your face. Leave for ten minutes and wash off with cool water.
- Beauty treatments
Seeking professional beauty treatments could also blunt the damage of skin aging. Treatment methods vary according to the client’s skin condition. For early signs of aging, treatments may include the use of retinoid creams which aids wrinkle reduction. Dermatologists suggest that retinoid has been proven to reduce preexisting wrinkles.
For those with deeper facial lines, treatment may include fillers such as your own fat and hyaluronic acid injections. Some clients may also opt cosmetic surgery. There are a variety of cosmetic treatments for aging skin. Schedule a consultation with your beautician to discuss and formulate a treatment that suits your skin condition.
Skin aging may change the appearance of your skin, and people tend to neglect this until they first see signs of aging. But, the good news is it is never too late to take action on the situation. Try out some of the tips above to avoid premature aging and keep your skin young.