After undergoing a skin tightening treatment, your skin tends to be sensitive and gets easily irritated. So it’s important to take care of skin post-treatment. Using acid-based cosmetics consisting of retinoids may be harsh and can damage the skin.
Thus, it is important to keep the skin clean and nourished by limiting the use of makeup and follow these home remedies for healthy looking skin. Make sure you go to a doctor using professional skin tightening machine.
While these below home remedies are 100% safe to tighten your skin at home using skin tightening oils.
Before you try these skin tightening oils on your face, rub a few drops onto your arm to check for a reaction. If there is nothing as such, then jump down to know more!
1. Virgin Coconut Oil
Take some oil and massage it in a circular motion in the affected area using the tip of your fingers. Gently massage your skin for 5-10 minutes and leave it overnight. For better results, do it every night before going to bed.
Coconut oil is known to reduce inflammation, heal wounds, and moisturize the skin. It goes to the deep layers of your skin to rejuvenate the skin cells. It also removes free radicals that are responsible for damaging your skin leading to skin sagging.
2. Mustard Oil
Take half a cup of mustard oil and heat it till lukewarm. Massage the affected area in upward motions for 5 minutes and take a shower. Try doing this 2-3 times a week.
Mustard oil is rich in vitamin A, B, and E, known to promote anti-aging by preventing aging and wrinkles. You feel your skin rejuvenated as it enhances your blood circulation.
Warning: Mustard Oil does not suit everyone. For some, it might cause inflammation. Please conduct a patch test before applying it on the face.
3. Rosemary Oil
Peel and grind ½ cucumber and mix it well with 1 tablespoon rosemary oil. Mix both of them and apply it on the face and affected areas for 15-20 minutes and then rinse. Do this once every 3-4 days.
It is an antioxidant with anti-aging properties. This oil will help prevent damage from environmental agents. It provides a stimulating experience after a massage since it improves blood circulation and reduces puffiness.
Antioxidants present in the oil increases the production of fibroblasts (a cell in connective tissue that produces collagen and other fibers) and enables better skin elasticity. Rosemary oils are rich in carnosol and squalene that reduces the aging process.
4. Almond Oil
Everyday massage your face and affected area with almond oil before taking a bath. Just a 20 minutes massage every or alternate days can make your skin look flawless, soft and reduces fine lines.
The presence of Vitamin E in the oil moisturizes your skin, heal chapped and irritated skin and protect from UV rays. While Vitamin A cleanses the skin and prevents acne problems. You can reverse the aging process caused by pollution and dehydration. Feel radiant and youthful!
5. Avocado Oil
Do you have sagging skin? Apply avocado oil in an upward movement for 15 minutes and let the oil penetrate in all skin layers for about an hour and wash it off. This is one of the best home remedies and should be done every day for the best results. You can use it as a lotion, facial oil moisturizer, homemade face mask, and anti-aging cream.
As we all know, avocado oil is highly moisturizing in nature and helps to boost collagen and makes your skin firm. Vitamin A, B, and E enables skin tightening. It replenishes dry skin and can also calm itchy skin.
As a matter of fact, Avocado is known to be a carrier oil, obtained from pressing seeds, nuts and fatty parts of the fruits and carry essential oils to the skin.
Warning: Within 24 hours of application, if you feel inflammation or irritation, then stop using the oil right away.
6. Vitamin E
Pierce some vitamin E capsules and gently rub it on your skin for 10-15 minutes and leave the oil overnight. For best results, massage your skin every night.
It prevents signs of aging. When the skin is exposed to the sun, pollution, dust, it produces free radicals that affect the production of collagen and skin cells that leads to wrinkles, brown spots and likewise. Vitamin E protects your skin by neutralizing the free radicals. The moisturizing oil protects cell membranes by keeping hydrated and also gives relief from itchy and irritated skin.
Intake of large doses of supplements can lead to a blood clot and cause serious injuries. A trial study in the Journal of American Medical Association suggests that men consuming vitamin E as dietary supplements may develop a high risk of prostate cancer.
7. Fish Oil
Press and apply the oil on your face and massage for a few minutes and if time persists, then leave it overnight or wash after an hour. If you feel irritated with the smell, then consume one capsule each day.
As known to everyone, fish oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids which protect us from several diseases including heart diseases, cancer, diabetics, etc. The World Health Organization encourages to eat at least 1-2 portions of fish per week. Fish supplements can also improve symptoms of psychiatric disorders.
With so many extra benefits, fish oil is a brilliant home remedy for a glowing, nourished a hydrating skin. Fish oil comprises of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EFA), while the DHA helps in the proper functioning of the brain, the EFA nourishes the skin by regulating oil production to boost hydration, prevent acne and delay skin aging process. The fatty acids help in inflammation.
Refrain from using these if you are allergic to fish or fish products.
8. Olive oil
How about ditching your body lotion for virgin olive oil? Actually, many people do it! Pat your skin dry after a shower and apply olive oil on your body. This oil offers a wide range of benefits for the skin including vitamins (such as A, D, E, K), antioxidants, and antibacterial effects.
It can be used as a moisturizer, after-sun treatment, exfoliator, makeup remover, face mask, wrinkle treatment, and much more.
People with dry skin should avoid using olive oil as it may cause damage to the outer skin and redness. High-quality olive oil is preferable as the chemicals and additives found may irritate or cause damage to the skin.
9. Primrose Oil
Apply a few drops of primrose oil on the tip of your fingers and gently massage for 5-7 minutes and leave it overnight. Many of you might have heard about evening primrose oil, which is a highly concentrated GLA. However, there is no scientific evidence that states its role in skin tightening.
The oil soothes and moisturizes your skin and enables elasticity. It is rich in gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) that renders collagen synthesis and protects from fine lines and wrinkles.
10. Argan oil
Commonly known as ‘gold liquid’, you can use it by directly applying to the skin or just adding a few drops to your lotion.
Not only does argan oil act as a perfect moisturizer, but it also reduces the visibility of wrinkles and its antioxidant effect makes it an ideal anti-aging product. Due to its property of penetrating into the skin, it gives more elasticity and reduces skin sagging. Use it for some time and you can feel a natural glow and taut skin.
People having tree nut allergies can experience rashes and acne. Stop using it right away!
1. After the laser treatment, your skin is probably all red and swollen, make sure to apply cold compressors and ice packs on the face. This will also help in reducing inflammation.
2. Not many of you might have heard about this, but sleeping in an elevated position with an extra pillow can help to reduce the post-treatment symptoms.
3. The most important thing is moisturizer preservation. Use occlusive moisturizers to keep your skin healthy and enhance the healing process.
4. After two weeks of the laser, patients should go for a dermaplaning as it helps in getting off all the transitional skin to give a non-flaky appearance.
5. Make a point to move out of the house after applying a good SPF sunscreen that protects from UVA and UVB rays. This prevents your skin from getting further damaged.
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