Published: 09/27/2011 - Updated: 09/16/2018
Having a pretty, young and firm face is the result of certain habits and secrets. Sagging skin is not only an aesthetic problem, but reveals some nutrient deficiencies and other issues that can remedy as soon as you decide. If you have loose skin or want to prevent sagging of the face, do not hesitate to put these tips, you will undoubtedly see results soon. And the first step is to know "the enemy", i.e. the causes that make skin deteriorate and hang up.
Causes of sagging skin
- Lack of protein and nutrients due to careless or excessive consumption of sugar or processed food.
- Lack of elastin and collagen.
- Sedentary lifestyle and lack of activity, which helps to flush oxygen and nutrients throughout the body and skin.
- Inadequate exposure to sunlight, which can damage the skin and cause sagging if not taken preventive measures to sunbathe or spend much time in the sun.
- Constant emotional states of anger, stress, depression or fear, which causes the poor absorption of nutrients because of constriction and tension that accumulates in the muscles of the face.
Natural treatment against sagging
Now that you know the causes that provoke it, it is time to take action on the matter, starting with the foundation for every young and firm skin: the diet.
Believe it or not, a firm and beautiful skin starts from healthy intestines and blood. No treatment, cream or mask can do its best if your body is not clean enough and with a healthy blood. So the first step is to purify the body putting you on a diet for two or three days eating only fruit, either pineapple, orange or grapes, which help eliminate waste, toxins and harmful fats accumulated in your body. You must follow this diet drinking two liters of water dosed during the day. Add a teaspoon of liquid chlorophyll to one of the glasses of water to drink to help debugging. And fasting, take two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil. If you get hungry during the diet, eat more fruit! The condition is that you have to eat only one type.
Once you've finished dieting, then go slowly adding foods, breakfast a bowl of fruit with granola and honey, or a soy smoothie with fruit, etc.
The rule is to exclude from your diet the following foods that don't nourish only detract health, nutrients and firmness to your face.
Foods that harm the skin: sugar and refined flour (soft drinks, cakes, refined, etc.), Sausages, fried, processed, junk food and cow's milk and its derivatives, because the milk goes in the lining sticking bowel, forming dense flakes that ultimately do not allow the proper absorption of nutrients, creating toxic wastes that circulate in the bloodstream and impair the skin.
Foods you should include in your diet: all fresh vegetables rich in enzymes, nutrients, minerals... and many antioxidants! Which are necessary for cell regeneration and to maintain the firmness of the skin, preventing deterioration. Vegetable milks and oils, whole grains and seeds are great for nourishing the skin. Fish oil is also healthy for the skin.
Some foods and supplements that are used to keep skin firm and beautiful are
Spirulina, collagen, amaranth, bean sprouts, carrots, apples, alfalfa, vegetable milks, almonds, peanuts, sesame seeds, olive oil, honey, aloe juice, goji berries, blueberries, avocado, foods with vitamin C, cherries, etc.
The diet should be combined no doubt with an exercise routine. So you can go swimming, running, cycling and try yoga, great alternative to keep the body running smoothly and evacuating the bowel properly.
In addition to exercising every day, add to your workout a facial exercise routine, which specifically help your face muscles to be firm and strong.
Here is a routine with exercises to reinforce your face:
- Clean your skin well and wet with a chamomile cream or honey before you start, so your skin is well lubricated.
- Now, stand up and open your mouth the bigger you can thing, pronouncing vowels. Repeat slowly 5 times.
- Blow up your cheeks doing gentle pressure with the tips of your index and middle fingers. Repeat 5 times on each side.
- Put your middle fingers, ring and index above your forehead, and up and down the muscles by gently pressing them with your fingers. Repeat five times and then place your fingers above your eyebrows, raising and lowering them slowly.
Anti-sagging facial massage
The taps on the face help to stimulate circulation and reinforce weak or flabby tissue. To do this, you just have to tap softly with your ring, index and middle finger on you forehead, cheeks, under the eyes, under your nose and chin. Give this exercise after your facial gymnastics.
Alternative therapies to reaffirm the face
The ice therapy is one of the best ways to keep your face muscles firm. You just have to put an ice on a blanket and pass through your face.
Emotions and tight skin
It's nothing new to know that emotional states are reflected in your face. We know when a person is going through a difficult situation just seeinh the face. So it is important to consider the states of stress, anger or anxiety that cause the skin to not only hang, but also take the physiognomy face according to what we feel: a grim mouth, for example, comes from the tension to tighten the jaws and lips constantly for fear or anxiety.
Dark circles in the face from lack of irrigation and good circulation of nutrients, which may be related to pent-up emotions that cause tension and bad absorption of nutrients, and malfunction of major organs such as kidneys or liver.
One of the best therapies for beautiful and firm skin it's to ... Be happy and stay relaxed! when someone is relaxed, at peace and creating energy, the skin reflects that without doubt. We recommend, for this to read things that help you create pleasurable emotions and understand how you feel. Meditation is also a resource for maintaining youthful skin.
Facial masks to reaffirm
The best are those prepared from honey, aloe vera, and yogurt.
A good rest
Nothing beats a proper rest. You should respect the time to sleep and avoid work is you are very tired. If you do not rest, your skin will reflect it immediately. So drink a glass of hot tea of passionflower, chamomile or anise in the night and try to dinner an hour before bed so that digestion does not disrupt your sleep.