Sir Isaac Newton once said “What goes up, must come down.” He demonstrated this by tossing an apple in the air and catching it. Ladies, we demonstrate it in a much different way; wilting skin, drooping breasts, sagging tummy. Aren’t we lucky?
While common remedies have included going under the knife or getting an injection or two, I’d rather try something a little less conventional. Something a little more natural and if I’m being frank; something a helluva lot more budget friendly.
There are 3 techniques that when used together, form the hat trick of homemade face lift solutions.
Allow me to explain…
It’s kind of amazing how much food can influence our lives. From physical health to outer beauty, it plays a huge role. Eating the right foods can influence the tightness and firmness of your face.
There are 6 awesome facial firming foods:
Full of lutein and zeaxanthin, these powerful antioxidants help protect your skin. They protect it from harmful free radicals and oxidative damage. Eating spinach will help reduce darkness under the eyes by promoting blood circulation and prevent sagging skin.
The healthy fats in avocados can do wonders for aging facial skin. They increase collagen formation and their amino acids help decrease age spots and wrinkles. Their vitamin E content also help slow down the aging process.
Not just an aphrodisiac, this luxury food alleviates pale, dull skin by boosting your levels of vitamin B12 and iron. Their high levels of zinc also boost collagen and elastin to help the skin looking firm and plump.
Taken raw, the selenium and zinc are potent in thwarting the development of fine lines and wrinkles. They can even help repair damage caused by harmful UV rays.
Fluid retention can cause your eyes and face to become puffy. This can be easily resolved by maintaining healthy levels of potassium and sodium which can both be found in bananas.
These fruits contain quercetin, which is a natural phytochemical; or flavonoid. Flavonoids speed up the absorption of vitamin C which is known for increasing collagen production; thus younger looking skin.
Time to get your sweat on, ladies! Well, that might be an over exaggeration. The following facial techniques won’t quite work up a sweat, but they will give you a little face lift.
1 – Place your middle and index finger on either side of your forehead and add some pressure. Rubbing slowly from the outsides to the middle while maintaining this pressure will help reduce forehead creases and wrinkles. Do this 3-5 times daily for best results.
2 – Your under eye area is sensitive so be gentle when targeting this zone. Using very light pressure, massage in circular motions under your eyes, starting from the corner and moving upwards. This should help reduce any eye puffiness you may have and also reduce fine lines.
3 – To tighten the skin on your cheeks, massage in circular motions moving from your jawline up towards the top of your cheek bone. Do this for 5 minutes each day. Remember, you want to massage upwards, not downwards. We’re trying to defy gravity here!
4 – Sagging skin under your chin is one of the most noticeable signs of aging. To uplift this skin, use both hands to firmly massage from the base of your neck upwards.
Smooth, but pressurized and alternating finger strokes should stimulate the skin and give it a boost. Do this daily for results.
This post wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t give you a potent and all natural homemade face lift solution that you could make from the comfort of your very own home. Rather than fork out your hard earned cash, try this simple DIY plumping facial mask.
- 1 tablespoon Coconut Oil
- 1 tablespoon Aloe Vera
- 1 Egg White
- 2 pinches Turmeric
- 1 teaspoon Natural Honey
Stirring together all these ingredients should form a nice paste. Apply it evenly to your clean face and let it soak in for 20 minutes. Once the timer has gone off, rinse off with warm water, pat your face dry and apply your favourite anti-aging moisturizer.
All these ingredients are great for naturally lifting your skin. Coconut oil and aloe vera hydrate your skin while the turmeric and honey plump it up by promoting collagen production. The egg whites tighten your skin to give it a firmer, more youthful appearance.
I’d say that’s one helluva face mask since it can be made for under $5!
Let’s get real for a moment ladies. This entire process – eating right, massaging our face and giving it a facial – shouldn’t take you more than 30 minutes a day.
You can eat your face firming foods while you let your skin plumping mask soak in and why not massage your face while you work at your desk? Doesn’t sound too difficult to me, and it’s not! So give it a go and tell me what you think of this homemade face lift in the comment section below!
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