Causes of sagging and loose skin can include pregnancy, weight loss, and the effects of aging. And it can be frustrating as hell and can impact our self-esteem. From extra skin under the arms to a hanging belly, loose skin can pose an embarrassing problem.
Collagen and elastin are the two proteins that keep your skin smooth, tight, and wrinkle-free. These two proteins are essential for healthy and youthful-looking skin. Many factors can be a cause for sagging skin, like aging, sun damage, and exposure to airborne toxins, these factors can cause collagen and elastin to break down over time. When collagen and elastin break down, the skin around your face, neck, belly and back can become wrinkled and saggy.
Saggy or loose skin can also be caused by uneven fat distribution, connective tissue weakening, and weight loss and pregnancy.
As you age, your skin’s connective tissue (which supports your cartilages and bones) weakens. Unfortunately, the skin around that tissue also weakens when this happens, causing it to drop.
The fat is always evenly distributed beneath your skin but eventually starts to lose volume, and when it does this, it forms clumps which over time, they begin to sag.
Rapid weight loss and pregnancy are huge factors when it comes to sagging skin, even though these two scenarios are exact opposites. During pregnancy, you gain a large amount of weight, which is why loose skin begins to form. And one you give birth and begin dieting, that leftover skin hangs around.
There are several ways you can develop sagging skin, and although it can be difficult to reverse, there are some methods you ca do to tighten your saggy/loose skin.
While you can help reduce loose skin with cosmetic surgery, for people who would rather avoid medical procedures, many options exist.
1. Aloe Vera Gel And Honey
Aloe vera gel is a great product to treat and tighten loose skin. Take one teaspoon of honey and one teaspoon of aloe vera gel. Mix them and apply on all the affected areas like the face, arms belly. Let the mixture work for 20-30 minutes and then rinse with warm water. Honey tightens and nourishes sagging skin.
2. Egg White
Egg white is one of the best home treatments to tighten sagging skin naturally and instantly. Because the egg white’s tightening effect, the skin gets firmer and tight quickly. If you use egg white mask on a regular basis, the skin becomes tighter and firm looking.
Egg white also has the abilities to reduce the fine lines and most of the wrinkles from the face, under the eyes and skin. Apply some egg white on your face as a mask. Let it get dry and then rinse and wash. Apply this mask 2 times in a week to tighten sagging skin naturally.
3. Almond Oil Massage
Almond oil massage can be an effective remedy for sagging skin on almost every part of the body. No more loose skin on the arms, tights, face, under the eyes, breast etc. Other than tightening the sagging skin, massaging almond oil will also improve and brighten the skin texture. The best time to massage with almond oil to tighten sagging skin is before bed time after you take a shower. Even youngsters can try this method to prevent and delay the skin sagging.
4. Lemon Juice And Gram Flour
Lemon juice is rich in antioxidants and vitamin C which are beneficial in increasing the collagen and elastin production. These can keep the skin tighter and prevent sagging skin. Gram flour can deeply cleanse the sagging skin but also has skin firming benefits.
Mix some lemon juice with gram flour to make paste. Apply this paste on the affected areas for 20-30 minutes and rinse off with warm water. You can also apply lemon juice alone and massage the sagging skin to get the skin tightening benefits.
5. Papaya juice And Cinnamon
Papaya juice is an effective product for improving the production of collagen in the skin. It increases the elasticity of the skin to prevent and delay skin sagging. Cinnamon has a lot of antioxidants due to which the sagging skin can appear younger.
The lines and wrinkles are then less visible and the skin appears tighter. Mix papaya juice and a pinch of cinnamon powder. Apply on the skin and face and let it work for 20 minutes then wash it off.