We all want young, firm skin at any age, but what lengths would you go to to get it? I would love to firm up my skin, but refuse to undergo invasive surgery or weird treatments to get there. However, you can rejoice with me because there are several totally natural ways to get the results you want. You’ll love what each of them can do for you, so without further ado, here are the best natural ways to get the skin you desire.
1. Eat More Brazil Nuts as Part of Your Normal Diet
Brazil nuts are loaded with selenium, a nutrient that helps maintain the elasticity in your skin. Without enough, your skin looks saggy and dull. Eating a handful of Brazil nuts every day is a pretty easy way to firm the skin, don’t you think? Try them in trail mix or chop them up and put them on your oatmeal in the morning.
2. Chug More Water Every Single Day
Your skin relies on adequate hydration to stay firm and toned. In fact, dehydration often makes itself known first by affecting your skin. Many people skimp on fluids, which can lead to saggy looking skin. By plumping it up with extra moisture, it fills out and looks firmer. Carry a water bottle with you if you have trouble remembering to drink up.
3. Get Some Extra Exercise Every Week
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention encourage most people to get about 30 minutes of daily physical activity. By doing this, you boost your body’s circulation and ensure healthy skin all around. That includes keeping it firm and toned all over your body. Strength training and cardio are both important so be sure to get enough of each on a weekly basis.
4. Apply Fresh Cucumber Juice to Your Skin on a Regular Basis
This technique is especially effective for the skin on your face, but if you can get enough of it, you can also use it on your entire body. Start by grinding a peeled cucumber and squeezing the juice from it. Gently apply the juice to your skin and allow it to try before rinsing it off. The juice tightens skin, closes pores and gives you an all over firmer look with very little effort.
5. Try Some Exercises That Are Specific to Your Face
In general, exercise is important for firming the skin all over your body. If you’re dealing with sagging skin on your face, some targeted exercises can really help. These moves tighten and firm the muscles on your face. You might look silly doing them, but it will be totally worth it. Look for tutorials online or ask your dermatologist for a how-to.
6. Apply Skin Firming Oils to Your Body, Including Avocado Oil
Research shows that some oils are effective for firming up your skin. Applying them may just be the thing you need to fall in love with your skin all over again. The oils are totally natural and super easy to find. In addition to avocado oil, try grapeseed or jojoba oils.
7. Massage Your Skin Every Day
Much like exercise, regular facial massage can firm and tighten the skin on your face. It works by boosting circulation and improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. You don’t want to just go at your face though because the skin there is very delicate. Have your dermatologist show you how it’s done.
Are you ready for firmer skin? Which of these techniques are you dying to try? What other advice can you share?