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As we age, our skin begins to sag and loosen for several reasons. The two primary causes are loss of skin elasticity and gravity. Fortunately, there are actions you can take to tighten loose skin. Better yet, if you are looking for a fast way to tighten loose skin you need not look any further than your own cabinets.


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One fast way to tighten skin is to use an astringent daily. There are many natural astringents like witch hazel and tea tree oil that work quite well. However, you can also use plain lemon juice as an astringent. Swab it on with a clean cotton ball after washing your face. Let the lemon juice sit on the skin over night and splash it clean in the morning.

Tightening Moisturizer

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It is important to moisturize your skin as you age because dry skin can cause more wrinkles and our skin naturally loses moisture as we age. Almond oil is a wonderful moisturizer for sagging skin because it naturally tightens the skin as well. Almond oil has both moisturizing and astringent properties because of its high Vitamin E content.

Facial Mask

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Using a facial mask is another way you can tighten loose skin quickly. Egg whites make a great natural facial because they tighten the skin in just a few moments. To use egg whites to tighten your skin, wash your face and then apply the egg white with a paint brush. Allow the egg white to dry and then rinse it clean with warm water. Honey also makes a great facial because it has antiseptic properties and tightens the skin. Honey can be applied to the skin with your hands or a paint brush and then rinsed clean after about 15 minutes.

Skin Cream

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Many creams have been designed to tighten your skin quickly. However, one of the fastest most effective skin tighteners is the hemorrhoid cream Preparation-H. The active ingredient in hemorrhoid cream is made to shrink swollen tissue, so when you apply it to the face it constricts and tightens the skin. It is not a permanent fix, but it works quickly in a pinch.

About the Author

Hillary Marshall

Hillary Marshall has been writing professionally since 2006. Before writing instructional articles online, she worked as a copywriter and has been published in "Ideal Living" "Sass" "Science Edge" and "Shopping Cents" magazines along with countless websites including Gadling a blog by the Huffington post. Marshall studied early childhood education at the Stratford Career Institute.