Natural Ways To Tighten Loose Skin

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Updated: Friday, August 31, 2012, 16:33 [IST]

Have you noticed sagging bags under your eyes? Does a pouch hang under your neck every time you bend? Loose skin can spoils your beauty in a very drastic way. It makes you look aged, ill and even disfigured at times. Loosening of the skin is one of signs of ageing. However, even drastic weight loss can make your skin sag.

Loose skin is not the same as wrinkles or stretch marks. Wrinkles appear when the fat deposits under the skin get depleted with age. But, your skin can sag even if you lose some weight, it has nothing to do with ageing. Even a pregnancy can make you lose the firmness of your body.

Natural Ways To Tighten Loose Skin

Luckily botox injections or surgeries are not your only options to tighten loose skin. There are some natural ways to help you get the skin back in shape.

Crunches For Abdominal Skin: Ab crunches are very good exercises to improve the elasticity of your abdominal skin. If you had a tummy and lost weight by crash dieting, then your abdominal skin is bound to loosen up. That is why it is always advisable to loose weight by exercising so that your body doesn't lose its shape.

Moisturise And Hydrate: Drink lots of fluids to keep your body hydrated from inside and apply good quality moisturisers to keep it supple from outside. Shea butter, almond oil, olive oil are the best natural products to maintain the suppleness of the skin.

Facial Exercises: The worst place to have sagging skin is on the face and neck. Thankfully some simple facial exercises can tighten loose facial skin (if done regularly). It is usually the skin under the chin that starts hanging loosely. To tighten it up, swallow hard, hold for 30 seconds and release. Do this for 30 counts, twice everyday. There are other facial exercises like looking up at the ceiling, pull in the skin of your chin and release after 30 seconds. The folds of your skin will disappear gradually.

Massages: There is nothing like some stress bursting massage to tighten up your body. Oils that are rich in antioxidants like olive oil, mustard oil etc. are used in these skin tightening massages. Antioxidants are essential for younger looking skin. The moves used by the messier also have role to play in tightening your skin.

Vitamin A Rich Foods: Foods that are rich in Vitamin A like carrots, beet root etc. must be included in your diet if you want tighten up of loose skin. Vitamin A repairs the skin from within so that you regain the elasticity of your skin.

Eat Soy To Build Collagen: As you know proteins are the building blocks of muscles. Collagen is an is responsible for maintaining the elasticity muscles. Have soy products like soy milk, soy chunks etc.

These are some of the natural ways to tighten loose skin. Have you tried anything else to get rid of loose skin?

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Story first published:  Friday, August 31, 2012, 16:20 [IST]
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