Natural Ways to Tighten Up Skin

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Skin that loses its elasticity through age or sun damage begins to form wrinkles around the eyes and mouth. Despite a lifetime of proper skin care and sun avoidance, most people get wrinkles over time. Though nutrients and natural skin care regimens, you are able to tighten up the skin and give it a glowing sheen. Try out some of these suggestions and help turn back the hands of time.

Nutrients

  • Taking nutrients is important for helping the formation of healthy skin and connective tissue. Methylsulfonylmethane helps prevent the wrinkling of skin. Heal damaged skin by taking 1,000 mg of primrose oil three times a day. Black current seed oil provides similar results. Vitamin A is a necessary nutrient for healing and constructing skin tissue. Stimulate collagen formation by taking silica. Skin can get back its flexibility by taking vitamin C capsules or a topical vitamin C serum. Give your skin strength with 50 mg of zinc, but do not exceed 100 mg a day.

Herbs

  • Calendula is an herb that can promote tissue growth and skin-cell formation. Take ginkgo biloba for help getting younger looking skin. Stimulate circulation in the skin by taking ivy. Yarrow has astringent capabilities and not only acts as an anti-inflammatory, but tightens up the skin. Horse chestnut and witch hazel has been a concoction heralded by Japanese scientists for wrinkle treatment. Rosemary has also shown a lot of promise for tightening up skin.

Facial Treatments

  • Try rubbing cocoa lotion or cream around areas that are losing elasticity. Cucumbers can be cut thin and applied to your face for 15 minutes each day. They not only have anti-wrinkle benefits, but are not as costly as most moisturizers. Mash up 1 cup of grapes and 1/4 cup of honey to apply as a mask. The grapes are an excellent source of collagen and alpha-hydroxy acids. Make an avocado mask by mixing 1 egg yolk, half an avocado, and 1/4 cup of honey. Leave mask on for 20 minutes before washing. Avocados have an elevated amount of vitamin A and E, which are essential nutrients for repairing aging skin.

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