The skin on your face can begin sagging for many reasons – dramatic weight loss, the lack of a skin care regimen, the simple act of gravity on your skin as you get older – but as soon as you start to think “I look old,” you know it’s time to start taking your skin’s health into your own hands and do something to firm up the facial sag that’s dragging your self-esteem down. Check out these three ways to tighten your skin and get your youth back.
1) Look into minor cosmetic procedures.
Let’s face it, not everyone is willing to undergo Botox injections for the sake of looking more youthful, and just because you’re no longer 30 doesn’t mean a face lift is the only way to look fresh-faced. Of course, if you want to get a facelift, that is one way you can tighten up your skin! However, some less invasive – and less expensive – procedures you can consider may be things like chemical peels or special facials, which can reduce wrinkles, as well as improve collagen production and circulation, therefore firming skin.
2) Do your facial exercises.
Just as lifting weights or doing some intense cardio can firm up your body, practicing facial exercises can tighten your skin and keep it free of wrinkles. Give yourself a face lift by exercising your jowls and cheeks. One exercise that works your jowls is to smile as wide as you can with your mouth closed, then wrinkle your nose. Count to five and release, then do it again. You’ll be able to feel it working along your jaw. Another exercise is to pull your bottom lip up over your top lip, then smile as wide as you can. Count to five and release, then repeat. This one, you’ll be able to feel right in the center of your cheeks.
3) Consider your skincare routine.
Think about your skincare routine the next time you think “I look old.” What are you doing to fix the problem? Do you apply an anti wrinkle cream daily? Do you regularly apply sunscreen before heading outdoors? In addition to protecting your skin from harsh elements via sunscreen and washing your face each day, you should be applying a skin-toning anti wrinkle cream in the morning and evening to help tighten skin and make it smoother. This type of cream can be applied along the jaws, cheeks, neck and any other location where the skin appears to sag.
Anyone can give sagging facial skin a lift, whether it’s via anti wrinkle cream, Botox or simple repetitions of movement. Make your complexion look younger and healthier by firming up your face.
BDST: 2112 HRS, Oct-08, 2013