Beyond skin deep, ageing is largely a privilege—a symbol of experience, wisdom and maturity cultivated through the years. However, being of age has its own set of concerns, especially in areas such as overall fitness, well-being and maintaining modern standards of beauty.
When it comes to the skin, the loss of its elasticity typically becomes more apparent between the ages of 35 to 40. This effect can be attributed to the skin’s decreasing efficiency to produce collagen and elastin, the two main natural proteins that keep the skin firm, smooth and plump.
Being aware of what comes with age, however, does very little to boost one’s confidence and self-esteem. How to avoid loose skin? How to tighten loose skin on the face? How might we embrace our age—mileage, knowledge and more—while feeling good about the way our skin looks?
The answers are simpler than you think. Here are four little tips you can add to your everyday beauty ritual today.
1. Invest in a good skincare
Time to rise above the basic cleanser, moisturiser and sunscreen combination. Your skin deserves more than that. Going deep below the surface of the skin, a great skincare routine also involves supplements that will increase skin cell turnover and stimulate collagen synthesis for natural lifting benefits. Consider investing in products with key ingredients such as peptides, Vitamins B3, C and E, caffeine, antioxidants and retinoids.
If you’re in doubt, remember to check in with a beauty or healthcare professional for a suitable recommendation based on your specific skin needs.
2. Exercise those facial muscles
Regular workouts, with a high-quality balanced diet, are probably the best thing to do for ageless overall well-being. Staying active keeps the blood flowing and removes toxins while keeping the body firm and agile. For every workout, set aside 20 minutes for a natural facelift routine. For those wondering how to tighten the skin with exercise, here’s a quick series of 5 movements to practise in front of the mirror.
- The Brow Raiser: Rest your index and middle finger over your brows, gently push and lift your brows for 10 repetitions.
- The Cheekbone Lift: Lift your cheekbones until taut with your fingers and form an elongated “O” with your mouth until you feel resistance for about 5 seconds. Repeat 10 to 15 times.
- The Cheek Squeeze: Tilt your head back, push your chin forward and suck in your cheeks for 5 seconds. Complete this movement after 10 to 15 times.
- The Jaw Flex: Like The Cheek Squeeze, tilt back and move your lower lip over your upper lip and hold for 10 seconds to tighten the jaw muscles. Repeat 10 to 15 times.
- The Puffer Fish Press: To reduce the appearance of nasolabial folds, puff up one cheek at a time for 30 seconds each.
3. Massage your face regularly
Some beauty tools become viral trends for good reasons. Face massagers such as the jade roller, gua sha, and tech-powered massagers do wonders to relieve the tension on the face and effectively sculpt, firm and lift the skin.
Simply use any of these tools after applying your serum or moisturiser. Move only in an upward motion and begin from your neck area towards the jawline, followed by the cheeks and the brow area.
4. Start a skin tightening treatment plan
For those looking for a complete skincare and skin lifting routine, we recommend engaging the help of professionals. The right experts—certified aestheticians and skin lifting physicians—come equipped with the tools and know-how to create a plan that is hyper-personalised with exacting solutions accordingly to your skin’s needs and objectives.
Credible treatment such as Ultherapy utilise proprietary US-FDA cleared Micro-focused Ultrasound energy with Real-Time Visualisation (MFU-V) technology to jumpstart the body’s natural collagen production for lasting firming and toning results.
Unlike lasers and radiofrequency treatments, Ultherapy bypasses the skin surface with precision imaging to deliver just the right amount of energy at the right depths and the right temperature for a non-invasive experience and optimal results.
Real-time visualisation also enables aestheticians physicians to individually assess the composition of the skin and its structure, and this allows the process to be planned closely with total accuracy and confidence. Click here to learn more about the Ultherapy Difference.