As we age our skin loses elasticity because of loss of collagen and elastin from the body and the skin especially the facial skin begins to sag. Collagen and elastin are two components required by the body to keep the skin looking younger and healthy. The firmness of the skin is due to the presence of collagen and elastin.
Loss of collagen and elastin can occur due to reasons other than aging. However, reduction of elastin and collagen in the body is irreversible if time is the reason. Hence, delaying any signs of aging is an important step in keeping the skin young and firm.
In this article we will tell you the secrets of youthful skin. Many women have managed to change their lives for the better by simply using homemade masks to prevent sagging of facial skin. One has to be regular with the use of facial masks in order to correct the sagging skin.
Homemade Face Masks For Sagging Skin
1. Egg White Face Mask For Sagging Skin
Egg white is a rich source of protein and is very helpful in firming sagging skin. Take one egg white and add one teaspoon rose hip oil in it. Add ½ teaspoon brewer’s yeast and mix the three ingredients well. Apply a thin layer of this egg white on the face and neck and leave for 20 minutes to dry. Wash off with cold water after 20 minutes. Pat the skin dry with a soft towel and then massage face with vitamin E based cream. The rose hip oil is used to dilute the foul smell of egg white. You can also use lavender essential oil or orange blossom oil instead.
2. Turmeric-Cinnamon Exfoliating Face Mask For Sagging Skin
Take two teaspoons powdered cinnamon and ½ teaspoon turmeric powder. Mix the dry ingredients and add one tablespoon olive oil and a little salt. Blend all the ingredients well and apply on face and neck. Leave for 15-20 minutes. To remove the face mask from the skin start scrubbing it off the skin. Once the mask is completely removed from the skin wash face with cold water.
Turmeric powder helps tighten the skin while cinnamon powder removes blackheads, brightens the skin and promotes the production of collagen. You can even use turmeric and cinnamon as part of your daily diet to enhance their effects on sagging skin.
3. Tomato Juice Face Mask For Sagging Skin
Take juice of one tomato and add some milk powder in it to make a paste of spreadable consistency. Tomatoes have lycopene, an important component that is extremely beneficial in treating aging skin. Apply the paste all over the face and neck. Let the paste dry completely before removing it with cold water. Dry the face and apply a thin layer of glycerin mixed with rosewater. Tomato face mask will not only firm the sagging facial skin but also add glow to your face making the skin appear young and healthy.
4. Green Clay Face Mask For Sagging Skin
Take two tablespoons green clay and add some water in it to make a paste. Mix a teaspoon of milk powder in this paste and apply the resulting mask on the face and neck. Leave for 15-20 minutes or longer if the face mask isn’t dry completely. Clean the neck and face using plain water. Green clay is mineral rich clay and not only tightens sagging skin but also cleanses the skin pores by drawing out the impurities from deep within the skin.
5. Glycerin Face Mask For sagging Skin
Take two tablespoons glycerin and mix egg white of one egg in glycerin. Add two drops of lavender essential oil in the mixture to dilute the smell of egg. Next, add one teaspoon milk powder to make a paste like consistency of the facial mask. Blend all the ingredients well. Wash your face with plain cold water and dry it using a towel. Apply the glycerin face mask all over the face and neck. Take a clean towel and dip it in hot water. Wring the towel dry.
Cover your face with the damp towel five minutes after applying the face mask. The hot steam from the towel will help the face mask penetrate the skin better. Le down in a comfortable position and relax for 20 minutes. Remove the towel after twenty minutes and wash off the mask using cold water. Women over the age of 30 should use this face mask twice a week to prevent sagging of skin. Women over 40 years should apply the face mask four times a week to tighten and firm sagging facial skin.
6. Oatmeal Face Mask For Sagging Skin
Take two tablespoons oatmeal powder and add two teaspoons honey, one teaspoons fresh cream and ½ teaspoon glycerin. Mix the ingredients well. Wash your face and pat it dry. Prepare for a steam facial by boiling water in a small container for 10-15 minutes. Cover your head with a bath towel and bend over the heated water. Cover your face and the hot water basin with the towel. Steam your face for 2-3 minutes.
Steaming will open your facial pores which will allow the facial mask deeper penetration. Spread the oatmeal face mask in an even layer on your skin and leave for 15 minutes. Remove the facial mask by first scrubbing it off and then washing the face with plain water. This mask is not only good for tightening sagging skin but for also exfoliating and moisturizing extremely dry skin.
Remember, there is no process of reversing the signs of aging. If you develop wrinkles, fine lines, crow’s feet or sagging skin then using face masks is only going to reduce the symptoms of aging but not remove them completely.
However, if you start using the facial masks for sagging skin when you are in your late twenties then you will be able to successfully delay the onset of aging including sagging skin. But you have to be regular with use of the facial masks if you wish to keep your skin firm, supple and young for a longer time than your counterparts.