As much as we all hate aging, it is an inevitable part of our life. As years pass, and as we keep celebrating our birthdays every year, we know that we are aging. And how can someone know if you are approaching old age without knowing your date of birth? It’s through the fine lines, wrinkles, and the loose skin on your face and body! Our skin constantly keeps undergoing changes with time, and once we reach a certain age bracket in our lives, these changes become visible to us. For some, loose skin and fine lines appear early and for some, it appears late; but we should be aware that these changes cannot be reversed back. And therefore, we should refrain from medical treatments that promise us younger-looking skin.
Reasons Behind Loose Skin
- Aging body, genetic factors, sun exposure, weight changes, etc. can cause skin loosening.
- Elastin and collagen are responsible for the firmness of the skin. Loss of these two can cause skin loosening (1).
- Smoking and other kinds of toxic exposure can also lead to skin loosening.
- Aging is one of the major contributors to sagging skin.
- Dry skin problems can also cause the skin to loosen up.
How To Treat This Problem Naturally?
The answer lies in nature! Out there in nature, lies this world of natural oils which can also be used to tighten the loose skin of our faces. These oils soothe our skin and repair the skin damage. Have a look at some of the essential oils that we think will tighten up the skin and prevent sagging, wrinkles, and fine lines, etc.
1. Frankincense Oil
This oil is also known as olibanum and is a product of the resin from the Boswellia tree. This tree grows in mountainous regions like the Middle East, Africa, and India. Frankincense oil has a very woody-spicy smell. It can be applied on the skin, inhaled, and can also be steeped in your cup of tea (that way it acts as a supplement). Applying this oil in a diluted manner by mixing it with either coconut oil or olive oil will provide you great skin benefits. Applying it on your under-eye area will reduce the dark circles. Applying it on your face will lighten the fine lines and wrinkles (2). This oil has properties that boost the growth of skin cells by getting rid of the dead skin cells.
Note: Always dilute and use this oil.
2. Neroli Oil
In the world of essential oils, Neroli oil is like the cherry on top of your ice cream sundae. It’s considered to be the best essential oil to solve the problem of skin lightening. It contains a natural chemical called citral that backs the regeneration process of skin cells (3). It also helps in the skin revival of scarred tissues.
The best way to use this oil is 4 drops of Neroli oil + 2 drops of rose oil + 1 tablespoon of almond oil. Mix well and apply it to the desired area.
3. Lavender Oil
This oil is ideal to treat sagging skin. When applied to bruises, cuts, burns — this oil speeds up the healing process. Furthermore, the antibacterial properties keep harmful bacteria away from the skin (4).
Always dilute it with any oil of your choice and gently massage it onto your skin.
4. Grapeseed Oil
You can find this as an ingredient in most of the anti-stretch mark ointments available. Grapeseed oil contains extreme levels of omega-6 fatty acid and linoleic acid that improve the skin’s softness, moisture, and makes sagging skin firmer and helps it to bounce back to its natural, healthy state (5).
This oil works best overnight, therefore, always apply it before you hit the snooze button.
5. Pomegranate Oil
We all are aware that eating pomegranate helps in improving the quality of our blood. So, it doesn’t come as a surprise that applying its oil acts as a good conductor of blood for the skin as well. This oil has several anti-aging properties and is also known to have cancer prevention properties (6). Cleanse your skin thoroughly and then apply this oil and sleep. You’ll soon notice your fine lines and wrinkles disappear.
6. Almond Oil
Almond oil is a great source of vitamin E to us. The oil works wonders even on dry and sensitive skin. The vitamin E present in this oil protects the skin cells from any kind of toxic damage, thereby, preventing sagging skin problems (7). Its anti-oxidant properties also help in improving the quality of the skin.
These natural oils will help improve the texture of the skin, makes it firmer, lighter, and also boosts the collagen production of aging skin. Mother Nature is beautiful! We can find solutions to all our health problems in her lap. Do you swear by any essential oil? Let us know in the comments below.