#DIYBeauty: Everything You Need To Know About Skin Tightening Masks

#DIYBeauty: Everything You Need To Know About Skin Tightening Masks

Have you ever wondered what makes your skin feel so supple and tight? Collagen and elastin are the two proteins that are responsible for providing your face with elasticity. They also help to keep your skin feeling smooth, tight and wrinkle-free. But there are unavoidable factors such as aging, genetics degrade the collagen and elastin in our skin and aging slows down the production of new collagen and hence, wrinkles and saggy skin. Not only that, other factors such as sun exposure and pollution can also result in the breakage of the two heroic proteins. 

So, if you see the skin around your neck and face or even chest getting all saggy and loose, you know that you need to act on it, fast! Thankfully, we can always reverse the damage to some extent with specially made skin tightening masks and facial treatments!
The best way is to boost the collagen in your skin with the help of face tightening masks that you can either prepare at home or purchase at a local drugstore. But choosing the kind of skin tightening mask depends on your skin type and most importantly, is it doing anything wonderful to your skin or not. With the right amount of ingredients, your collagen would increase and would prove effective to start tightening your loose skin.

With that being said, it’s no hidden fact that we all would get old and have wrinkly skin by the time we are in our 50s, but we can always make sure that we take care of our skin and try to maintain its elasticity. We can always try to delay the process just a little bit, right? 

Read along to read about some effective homemade remedies for skin tightening.

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    Home Remedies for Skin Tightening

    It’s sad, it’s true- our skin is aging. And it’s aging fast! Fine lines, wrinkles and other unwelcome guests can arrive earlier than anticipated if we do not keep a check on our skin (and unhealthy habits of course). We cannot emphasize enough on the fact that you can do miracles with the ingredients you will find in your kitchen. With that being said, it’s time to raid the kitchen to try these skin tightening home remedies.

    ‘Coz Aloe You

    You will need: 

    - Freshly plucked aloe vera leaf

    Does this wonder plant even need an introduction? Aloe vera has so many amazing benefits for your skin, your hair, your body that I can go on and on. It also works as a great anti-ageing agent. This is the easiest way to ensure that your skin stays fresh, hydrated and super tight. Apply a thin layer every day and night and you won't be surprised if your skin is glowing to the gods.

    And don’t worry if you do not have an aloe vera plant, you know we always have your back.

    Skin Care

    YLG Aloe Vera Gel

    INR 170 AT YLG

    Works Egg-actly How You Imagine It

    You will need: 

    - Albumin (the white part of an egg)
    - 2 spoons of honey

    Egg white, in my opinion, is really underrated. Hair falling off, apply egg white. Acne? Apply egg white. Seriously, an egg can do wonders for both your hair and skin.

    To turn it into an effective face tightening mask, just mix the ingredients into a thick paste and apply an even layer on your face and neck. Leave it for 15 minutes and rinse it off. Make sure you feel it *tightening* otherwise leave it for a little longer. 

    Repeat once a week for amazing results.

    To Full-fill All Your Skin Tightening Needs

    You will need: 

    - Fuller’s earth
    - Yogurt
    - Rosewater

    This mask is amazing for both face tightening and face uplifting. Start by mixing all these wonderful ingredients in a bowl. Take one spoon of both multani mitti and yogurt and mix till it’s thick. Add one tablespoon of rose water in the mixture and keep mixing till thick. Apply the layer on your face and neck and let it dry for 30 minutes. This mask is really marvelous...and smells great too.

    Skin Care

    Facial Tonic Mist Pure Rosewater

    INR 675 AT Forest Essentials

    Bean There, Done That

    You will need: 

    - Grounded coffee
    - Olive oil
    - Cinnamon

    After you pour yourself a big cuppa coffee, make this skin tightening mask at home. Simply mix a ¼ cup of ground coffee with three spoons of heated olive oil and half a tablespoon of cinnamon. If you have sensitive skin, just a pinch would do just fine. Well, this face tightening mask is a little different as it’s more like a facial scrub. 

    Apply the mixture evenly on your face, up to your chest and massage well. Do this once a week and we bet your skin will be thanking you.

    PS: Did you know that your favourite coffee helps to keep your skin as smooth as a baby’s butt?


    Extra Virgin Olive Oil

    INR 950 AT LA Organic

    Best Skin Tightening Face Masks In India

    Now that you know all about skin tightening masks, let us find you the best available skin tightening masks available in the market. 

    Pores? We’re Too Cool For You


    TONYMOLY Egg Pore Tightening Cooling Pack


    This fluffy face tightening mask is enriched with Bentonite, Kaolin Clay and eggshell powder that’ll make your skin feel so *tight* and soft with every use. The cooling mask also helps to clean your pores and the camellia oil provides the skin with much-needed hydration.

    Mask All Your Worries!


    Dr. Sheth's Tech Neck Tightening Mask

    INR 375 AT Dr. Sheth's

    Constantly looking at our gleaming phone screens can result in the sagginess of our skin, especially around the neck area. Dr. Sheth’s mask boasts of Spirulina which works wonderfully to help firm and revitalize the skin.

    Pack-ed With Goodness


    SSCPL Herbals Skin Tightening Face Pack

    INR 275 AT SSCPL Herbals

    This affordable skin pack is enriched with the goodness of green tea, grape seed and witch hazel which helps retain the pH level of the skin. Not just that, other powerful ingredients such as avocado, lime and cinnamon extract helps to retain skin’s elasticity and repair it from within.

    For Magical Results


    Lift & Firm Tightening Serum - Instant Face Skin Tightening

    INR 1,280 AT Mitchell USA

    To see instant results, try this magical serum that acts fast (just five minutes!) that firms and tightens, minimizes wrinkles and improves skin texture with time. This serum leaves your skin feeling soft and supple with every use and see *uplifting * results with regular use.

    Time To Play With Mud


    Biotique Bio Mud Youthful Firming & Revitalizing Face Pack

    INR 199 AT Biotique

    This may look tiny but it's jam-packed with tons of benefits for your skin. It hydrates, improves your skin’s texture over time, helps to restore its natural glow, uplifts your skin, helps to reduce wrinkles, firm saggy skin, nourishes your skin!

    (Chota dabba, bade benefits!)

    Time To Add Essence To Your Masks!


    Dermal Collagen Essence Mask Hyaluronic Acid Silver Flash

    INR 996 AT Derma Shop

    On the pricier side, this mask boosts collagen, hydrates the skin, enhances the elasticity of the skin and helps make it firm. Use it once in a fortnight to see amazing results.

    Time To Get Firm With That Face


    The Face Shop The Solution Firming Face Mask

    INR 150 AT The Face Shop

    A basic sheet mask that helps you get rid of sagginess on your face, hell yes! Weighless on your face, the mask contains Ceramides which helps restore hydration and other rich ingredients that make your skin feel tight after every use.

    FAQs About Skin Tightening Masks And Procedures

    How can I tighten the loose skin on my face?

    There are tons of ways in which you can help your skin retain it’s elasticity and suppleness. And get rid of loose skin. For starters, you can start with skin tightening home remedies.

    Is multani mitti good for skin tightening?

    Yes, multani mitti is excellent for your skin in more ways than one. It helps pull out the excess oil from your face and leave you with smoother skin. On top of that, it also has elasticity properties that help reduce signs of aging and improves the face’s elasticity.

    What causes loose skin on our face?

    Saggy or loose skin is usually due to two factories- getting old or a deficiency in collagen and elastin. Absence of facial fat also can make the skin look saggy or droopy. Your favourite companion during the winters, the sun also results in collagen break down. Our advice? Make SPF your BFF!

    Does coconut oil tighten skin?

    The good ol’ coconut oil! Yes, applying coconut oil regularly helps to tighten the loose skin around face as it is a powerful antioxidant that eliminates signs of aging. After taking a bath or washing your face, apply 2-3 drops of coconut and massage it upwards for a few minutes. Do this daily and see a visible change in your skin.

    What do tightening masks do?

    They do exactly what you want them to do- help tighten the loose skin around on and around your face. Your face too, needs a pick-me-up ( like literally) after a few years but with the right amount of TLC, you can bid adieu to saggy, loose skin. Face tightening masks can help to lift your skin, smooth out the wrinkles and the fine lines, get rid of the sagginess!



    Wet bet you're already raiding the kitchen to make some DIY skin tightening masks!

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