Whether you have recently lost a lot of weight or you’re growing older, chances are that you have some loose skin that you just cane seem to get rid of despite all of your current efforts to try and get rid of it. Loose skin can appear on many areas of our body, though the most disconcerting area of them all is around the face and the “jowl” area.
Before you start looking into taking any drastic measures, such as considering cosmetic surgical procedures to get rid of that loose skin, you should try any and all natural means to tighten your skin possible. Depending on how bad your loose skin may be, you may need to explore different tactics, but one of the tactics below should solve it.
For Slightly Looser Skin
If you have just begun your weight loss journey and have dropped 10-20 pounds, or if you are just starting to read into your 40s and 50s, you may notice that your skin is beginning to droop and sag. A quick and easy way to tighten up this skin is to splash it with ice cold water. You may have to do this at several points during the day, but it is an effective way to tight up any skin that is just starting to loosen up.
Another way to prevent the loosening of the skin on the face is to perform some very basic yet effective facial exercises. One of the best is to suck in your two cheeks as much as you possibly can. Hold that for at least a few seconds, and then slowly release. Repeat this pattern at least 5 times a day for the best results.
For Moderately Loose Skin
If you are starting to notice that your skin is sagging a bit more than it used to, then it may be time to start upping the intensity of your facial exercises. One of the ones that really has proven effective for woman is smiling wide, opening the mouth as wide as possible and then lifting up your head.
While you are doing this, put your lower up on the upper lip and hold that for 5 seconds. Repeat this process at least 5 times in order to notice any results (and you may wish to do these exercises when no one else is around!).
Facial massages are also a great way to try and tighten up the skin. Facial massages will help invigorate your skin and facial muscles which will give you a fresher, more vibrant look and it will tighten up those sagging areas.
Lastly, before you decide to opt for any sort of surgical procedure, you should try out a number of facial firming creams and lotions that promise to tighten up your face. It may take a few different creams to find the right one for your face (ask for free samples before you make any financial commitment to a particular facial cream) but once you do find the right one, you will notice a remarkable difference.