This skin tightening cream is based on findings that caffeine has a number of effects on the skin, one being it firms and tightens the skin in a manner that can last for several hours. There are many coffee and caffeine products on the market to help give temporary facelifts, but here’s an inexpensive skin tightening cream you can make yourself to test the effects. Be sure to patch test and check with your dermatologist if you’re concerned about how your skin will react.

Mix the skin tightening cream. Mix one fourth cup dry instant coffee crystals (make sure it has caffeine) with a fourth cup plain whole milk yogurt (cow, sheep or goat yogurt works fine). Add a squeeze of lemon juice and mix well.

Apply the skin tightening cream. Put your hair up in a cap if you have long hair, and wear an old T-shirt. Then apply the skin tightening cream and leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes. Rub it off with cool water and pat skin dry.

Repeat when necessary. Repeat daily, weekly, or whenever you have a special occasion and want to look your best. Everyone’s skin is different, so take note of how long this skin tightening cream lasts for you.