Sagging Skin: 7 Home Remedies You Need To Know

Written by Aaron Guldager — May 26, 2017

Sagging Skin: 7 Home Remedies You Need To Know

As you age, sagging skin can become a very real problem. Loose, sagging skin can be caused by a number of different factors including sun damage, reduced collagen production, lack of moisture, and even the position in which you sleep.

Thankfully, there are just as many ways to treat sagging skin as there are causes. To help you fight back against loose, sagging skin, we’ve created a list of the seven best home remedies.

1. Massage Your Forehead

forehead massage to prevent sagging skin

One of the best ways to prevent sagging skin on your forehead is a quick massage. A gentle massage, like the method described below, helps to tone the underlying muscles and provides increased support for the top layers of your skin. This increased support serves to pull the skin tight and ultimately reduces the appearance of sagging skin. Many spas offer expensive forehead massages but you don’t need to pay big bucks for this type of treatment. You can do it yourself with just a bit of oil and a few spare minutes.

To get the most from your forehead massage, we recommend starting with natural solutions often found in your kitchen. Try coconut oil or olive oil because they contain beneficial vitamins and minerals like antioxidants, vitamin E, polyphenols, and phytosterols. Alternatively, you can purchase a gentle massage oil at most pharmacies.

Once you’ve selected your oil, apply a dime-sized drop to your fingers and gently rub your forehead in small circular motions for up to five minutes. The skin on this part of your face is thin and delicate so you don’t have to use a lot of pressure. When you’re finished with your massage, leave the oil on your skin for added moisture.

2. Apply A Cucumber Juice Mask Around Your Eyes

Cucumbers to treat and prevent sagging skin

The skin around your eyes is extremely thin and delicate. Because of this, it can start to sag and show signs of aging much earlier than other parts of your face, neck or chest. A simple solution for this is a cucumber juice eye mask. Cucumber helps hydrate tired skin which can reduce the visible appearance of wrinkles and sagging.

Cucumber Juice Mask Instructions

  1. Start by cutting a cucumber into small slices—peel and all— and place them in a blender.
  2. Grind the cucumber until you’ve created a watery paste.
  3. Pour the blended cucumber through a strainer to separate the water from the paste, and then squeeze the remaining paste with your hands to remove as much liquid as possible.
  4. Wash your face and neck with warm water and an oil-free cleanser to remove makeup and open pores.
  5. Using your fingers, apply the cucumber juice to the skin around your eyes.
  6. Let the juice dry for ten minutes to gain all the skin-tightening, pore-reducing benefits.
  7. Finally, wash your face with cool water and pat dry with a soft, clean towel.

    3. Exercise Your Mouth

    Fine lines and wrinkles around your mouth can lead to unsightly, sagging skin near and around your lips. You can prevent these wrinkles from forming by exercising your mouth for a few minutes every day. Here’s a simple four-step exercise you can do from the comfort of your own home.

    1. First, stretch your mouth as wide as possible like you’re posing for a picture and saying “cheeseeee”. Hold this position for a count of three.
    2. Stretch your lips forward and up as far as possible, like you're pretending to be a ghost saying "boooooo!", and hold for a count of three.
    3. Stretch your lips back into the “cheese!” position for another three count.
    4. Stretch your lips back into the “booooo!” position for another three count.
    5. That’s one round. Repeat all four steps nine more times for a total of ten rounds.

      4. Exfoliate Your Cheeks With Baking Soda

      Woman exfoliating to prevent sagging skin

      An easy way to prevent wrinkles and sagging skin from forming on your cheeks is to exfoliate with baking soda once per week. Baking soda works to remove dead skin cells, soften your complexion, and tighten pores. Used as part of a wrinkle-fighting beauty routine, exfoliating with baking soda can lead to visibly smoother, firmer skin.

      1. Mix two teaspoons of baking soda with two teaspoons of warm water. Stir until the baking soda is completely dissolved.
      2. Wash your face and neck with warm water and an oil-free cleanser to remove makeup and open pores.
      3. Using your fingers, gently rub the baking soda solution into your cheeks using small circular motions.
      4. Continue rubbing for thirty seconds and then let the mixture dry for another ninety seconds.
      5. Wash your face and with warm water to remove the baking soda.
      6. Then rinse one more time with cool water to close and tighten pores.

        5. Moisturize The Skin Under Your Jaw

        Collagen provides support and structure to your skin. As you age, your skin's ability to produce collagen slows down while existing collagen begins to break down; so, when there's less of it, your skin begins to sag. This can be very evident around and under your jaw where gravity is constantly pulling on your skin. You don’t have to settle for sagging skin under your jaw though. You can work to keep this skin firm and tight by moisturizing every day.

        6. Treat Sagging Skin On Your Neck With A Sea Salt Scrub

        Woman touching her neck with no sagging skin

        Smooth, tight skin is something we all strive for. Unfortunately, sagging skin on your neck can form at an early age. A great way to prevent sagging skin from forming, or to treat existing sagging skin, is to wash with a sea salt scrub twice per week. Sea salt contains skin soothing natural ingredients like bromide, potassium, and iodine. The bromide works to reduce inflammation, the potassium decreases water retention and bloating and the iodine improves cell production and turnover.

        Here’s a recipe for a simple, yet effective scrub you can make at home to treat saggy neck skin:

        1. Pour one cup of fine sea salt and a half cup of extra virgin olive oil into a jar with a lid.
        2. Stir until the salt is completely dissolved.
        3. Add four or five drops of your favorite essential oil and mix well.
        4. Wash your face and neck with warm water and an oil-free cleanser to remove makeup and open pores.
        5. Massage the sea salt scrub into your skin for thirty seconds.
        6. Remove the salt scrub by rinsing your neck with warm water and pat your skin dry with a soft towel.

          8. Tighten Sagging Skin On Your Chest and Neck

          Loose, sagging skin on your chest is often caused by a variety of different factors. Lack of moisture, side sleeping, and gravity are three of the biggest culprits. You can fight those three factors and prevent sagging skin on your chest every night with SiO Beauty’s Complete System.

          SiO Beauty before and after images


          The healing starts before bed when you clean and prepare your décolleté with SiO Beauty’s Décolleté Cleansing Discs. These cleansing discs lightly exfoliate and help clear pores so that you can achieve the best possible healing with the second step: the SiO Beauty SkinPad. Wear the SiO SkinPad on your chest while you sleep to restore the natural, youthful beauty of your décolletage.

          The SkinPad helps keep your skin flat and compressed while you sleep so that new cleavage lines don’t form as easily. Also, the SkinPad creates a microclimate between your skin and the pad that draws moisture up from the lower layers to the outside layers where it can rejuvenate the dermis. Best of all, you can see noticeable results in just one night.

          For the neck, the SiO NeckLift Patch is the best option. It targets and replenishes the dehydration prone, wrinkle zone between your chin and chest! 

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