How To Tighten Loose Skin Without Surgery

Saggy skin, a common side effect of rapid weight loss and a well-known body adjustment that comes with age, is nothing to be ashamed of. According to MedicalNewsToday, saggy skin naturally occurs in people around the age of 30 to 40 years. This loosening is because of the lack of collagen and elasticity in the skin that happens as you age. Plus, as you grow older, the skin loses its ability to store moisture. This is why moisturizers become an integral part of skincare routines when we begin aging, according to MedicalNewsToday.

Despite the normality surrounding loose skin, it's also natural and completely okay if you want to make the skin look tight in all the right places, particularly the face. Surgical procedures to remove sagginess come to mind as the most reliable solution. At times, they are the best solution to quickly get rid of excess skin, especially after you've lost significant weight, says the Cleveland Clinic. However, there are other natural techniques you can try as well without spending big bucks or risking the side effects of going under the knife.

Natural techniques to tighten minor loose skin

One of the best and easiest ways to tighten minor saggy skin is through exercise, per Healthline. You may want to try strength training, as it helps build muscle mass. If the saggy skin is on your face, you can try facial yoga, which targets the jaw, under the chin, and cheek muscles to make them tauter. Healthline also recommends going for pilates. Practicing pilates doesn't directly make saggy skin tight but instead works by building the muscles below the skin in areas like the arms, glutes, and legs. You may also want to try facial pilates (via Healthline) including the lower facelift, triangle toner, core lift, and forehead smoother.

Another way to tighten saggy skin areas is to wear compression garments, according to Verywell Fit. These accessories are useful for preventing loose skin chafing while working or exercising. Verywell Fit also recommends using collagen supplements that might improve skin hydration and help tighten the skin. Additionally, vitamin C supplements are quite popular and can be effective for skin tightening.