Every woman wants to look beautiful and well-groomed. And over the years, most of the fair sex try to hide their true age, because they want to look younger. Unfortunately, many factors, such as a poor lifestyle, diseases, emotions, environmental influences leave a mark on the most exposed part of the body: the face. Many women who have the means and opportunities turn to cosmetology clinics to professionals who can easily hide defects with surgery. But what if there is no such possibility? You just need to arm yourself with the necessary knowledge and patience and start working on restoring beauty right at home.
The most popular methods of facelift without surgery
After 25 years, the metabolic process slows down, the level of collagen production decreases, the skin aging process begins. And if at this age you can limit yourself to the use of cosmetics, then after 35 it is desirable to add more radical methods. Experts recommend adhering to certain rules even before the first signs of aging appear, which will help delay the onset of destructive processes as much as possible:
- stick to proper nutrition, because we are what we eat. More fruits and vegetables in the diet provide vitamins to the skin and the body as a whole, and the action of toxins from fatty and fried foods over time weakens the tone of cells and disrupts the processes of skin metabolism;
- play sports. If you keep your body in good shape, your skin will look young and toned;
- less exposure of the skin to negative environmental factors;
- cleans, nourishes and moisturizes the skin regularly;
- Drink enough clean water every day. For each kilogram of weight, 30 ml of water should be ingested;
- do not sleep with your face in the pillow;
- do not abuse bad habits;
- avoids drastic weight loss. After rapid fat loss, the skin does not have time to firm up due to weakened muscle fibers.
Important: You should touch your face less with your hands to prevent bacteria from entering the epidermis. And also not to stretch the skin, for example by resting on the hand with the chin.
A facelift with folk methods without surgery is a fairly effective, convenient and inexpensive way to return the skin to its former youth. The list of useful tips in this case is far from small, and if you do everything in combination, you can very quickly achieve the desired result and slow down the aging process a little. So, cosmetologists suggest not to neglect the following actions:
- lifting face masks;
- gymnastics to improve skin tone;
- hardware routine;
- injections (mesotherapy, hyaluronic acid).
Important: it will be better if a beautician prescribes a recovery course for the skin of the face, taking into account the age characteristics, as well as the general condition of the dermis.
It is obviously better to start carrying out preventive procedures in advance, as it is easier to prevent changes than to fix them. Better late than never, anyway. Therefore, after 35 it is worth adding massages, gymnastics and injections to the main care, after 45 to focus on rejuvenation procedures using special devices, and after 50, to perform a full range of activities.
Folk recipes for tightening masks
There are many ready-made cosmetic masks for lifting the oval of the face. They contain in their composition substances necessary for skin rejuvenation such as hyaluronic acid, collagen, stem cells, etc. Their effect cannot be disputed. It is recommended to make such masks regularly, 2-3 times a week. But drugs that have the desired effect are not cheap.
However, you can always prepare a cheaper alternative directly at home. It is convenient, affordable, and you will always be sure of the quality and freshness of the prepared cosmetics. There are a number of products that firm the skin, thus providing a lifting effect:
- paraffin, specially designed for cosmetic procedures;
- cosmetic clay.
But each of these products must be used in combination with other ingredients that will have the desired additional effect, depending on the type of skin. If you need to moisturize dry skin, heavy cream, sour cream, essential oils, fruit additives are perfect. Owners of oily skin will be helped by low-fat dairy products and fermented milk products, freshly squeezed juice of apples or grapes.
Gelatin mask with moisturizing effect
Of course, you won't look younger for several years after applying a single gelatin mask, but some improvement will be immediately noticeable. But still arm yourself with patience and do this rejuvenation and toning procedure at least 2 times a week. Literally in a month you will be able to enjoy the results of the work done. The dermis will become more elastic, the oval of the face will shrink and fine wrinkles will be smoothed.
Use regular edible gelatin to prepare the product, which is easy to buy at any store. The extraordinary effect of the gelatin mask is that this product contains a large amount of collagen, which is vital for maintaining the elasticity and youthfulness of the skin. It's easy to prepare:
- Dilute 1 tsp. gelatin in cold water.
- After the crystals have swelled, heat the liquid in a water bath.
- Carefully add 1 tbsp. L. milk and talcum powder, mix until smooth.
Apply the mask after thoroughly cleansing the face and applying a nourishing cream. When the mask is dry and a feeling of tension appears, apply a warm wet towel to the face for a couple of minutes, after which you can wash off.
Gelatin mask for skin relaxation
Try a lime and jelly mask for the double chin:
- Dissolve the gelatin (3 tsp) in the linden decoction (7 tbsp. l. ).
- Then gradually, stirring constantly, add 2 tsp. honey, 4 tbsp. L. glycerin and 5 drops of tea tree oil.
- Stir until a smooth paste is obtained.
- Cut 5 strips of bandage: one 35cm, two 25cm and two 20cm.
- Moisten a long strip with the mixture, apply from temple to temple along the contour of the face through the chin.
- Place the center bandages on the forehead and center of the face from ear to ear.
- Use the short ones for the neck.
- Apply the remaining gruel on the bandages.
The procedure takes 30 minutes. The effect will be immediately visible. The face contour will be clearer, the skin will appear toned and fresh.
Protein masks that tighten the oval of the face
Protein masks have a moisturizing effect and are therefore suitable for dry skin. Beat the egg white well, add the softened avocado pulp and lemon juice. Apply to the face and wait for it to dry completely, then apply a second layer of mask. Rinse with water after 15 minutes.
If you mix proteins with a tablespoon of olive oil and keep the mixture on your face for 15-20 minutes, your skin will not only become more toned, but it will also be nourished with the beneficial substances ofoil.
For oily skin a toning mask is suitable with the addition of a tablespoon of liquid honey and 50 g of barley flour to the whipped proteins. You can add peppermint and juniper essential oil drop by drop. The whipped mixture is applied for 15-20 minutes.
Starch mask instead of botulinum toxin
Many women claim that a starch mask can have a huge lifting effect, as well as making the skin supple and hydrated. Application method:
- First, prepare the base of their starch. To do this, you need to dilute 30 g of potato starch in 100 ml of warm water.
- Then, add another 400ml of water and put it on the stove.
- Reheat, stirring constantly, not boiling.
- After thickening, add 75ml of freshly squeezed carrot juice and 25g of homemade sour cream to the solution.
- The mask is applied in several layers after the previous one dries.
- After half an hour, rinse the mask off with warm water.
It is ideal to do this mask in the morning, every other day for a month. The action of the tool is aimed at:
- smooth wrinkles with starch;
- food with sour cream;
- invigorating with carrot juice.
It almost turns out a recipe for Botox from starch - a great remedy for young skin.
Anti-aging paraffin mask
First of all, you should make sure that you have prepared a cosmetic paraffin that has undergone a special cleaning and not the wax that candles are made of. Why are paraffin masks so useful? The fact is that when it freezes, a kind of film is formed. This helps the underlying substances to penetrate deeper into the skin. And when it hardens, the pores shrink, the facial muscles are toned, thanks to which wrinkles are smoothed.
Care must be taken to apply a paraffin mask with spider veins on the face, dermatological diseases, increased hairiness.When carrying out such a procedure at home, you need to be careful, try to calculate the heating temperature correctly so as not to get burned. Try to involve an assistant so that you can relax during the procedure.
Then, having prepared all the necessary material in advance, we proceed to the preparation of the mask:
- First you need to dissolve 100 g of paraffin in a plastic bag in a water bath.
- Add a few drops of an oily solution of vitamins A and E, mix.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool if too hot. Check the temperature again before application.
- If you wish, you can first apply the serum on the face and then quickly with a spatula, hot paraffin wax.
- Then dip the previously prepared pieces of bandage in paraffin wax and apply on the face as well.
- Hold on to the mask for 30 minutes, without speaking, so as not to strain the muscles of the face.
- Carefully remove the mask with your hands or with water.
Important: The additional ingredients in the paraffin are selected according to the skin type: for oily skin, citrus essential oils are suitable, for dry skin - olive or avocado oil, for acne- tea tree oil, aloe juice.
Facial massage is an irreplaceable way of lifting. During this, a load occurs on the muscles of the face, which brings them in tone, as a result of which the epidermis is tightened. As the muscles weaken, the skin also weakens, sags and sags. Therefore, it is worth learning to do face self-massage to restore youth and freshness to the skin.
If you perform the procedure regularly, you can get positive results:
- partial or total smoothing of surface wrinkles;
- improvement of the complexion;
- improve skin elasticity;
- disappearance of dark circles under the eyes;
- relieves facial swelling.
Just 10 minutes of self massage every other day will help you forget about the formation of the double chin and wings.
This simple way to improve the look of your face is tempting enough to get started right away. However, first, study the contraindications to his conduct, so as not to harm even more:
- inflammatory processes on the skin;
- the presence of large acne, abscesses, boils;
- herpes, warts, in large;
- bleeding wounds;
- salon procedures in the past 3 weeks;
Cosmetologists advise following important rules and preparing for the procedure:
- study the basic rules of self-massage, watch a video of its implementation by professionals;
- studies the position of the facial massage lines to perform all movements strictly along them;
- before each session, be sure to wash your hands and remove decorative cosmetics from your face;
- perform the massage only in a good mood with relaxed facial muscles - negative emotions strain the muscles and all efforts will be meaningless;
- the best time for a massage is in the evening, you shouldn't drink a lot of fluids first to avoid swelling;
- repeat each movement 7-8 times;
- massage every other day for a month, after which a two-week break is needed.
Immediately before starting the procedure, apply a cosmetic oil, such as refined coconut oil or massage cream, to your face (or lubricate your hands). The massage technique is simple:
- Gently stretch the massage lines from the lips to the temples with your fingers.
- From the browbone, slide your fingers from the bottom up to the scalp.
- Use 5 fingers simultaneously from the center of the chin to the earlobes.
- The chin is trained with all fingers on both sides, starting from the center.
- Touch this area with the palm of your hand for 3-5 minutes to avoid the formation of a double chin.
After the massage, a slight redness is allowed, indicating blood flow.
Darsonvaluation at home
Darsonvalization is a facial massage that uses a special apparatus which, acting with a weak current, has a rejuvenating and firming effect.The action of the microcurrent helps to improve the flow of arterial blood, which causes an increase in the availability of oxygen and nutrients. Thanks to this process, the removal of decomposition products is accelerated and the swelling of the skin is reduced. The course of the massage sessions with this device allows to rejuvenate the skin, make it more elastic, firm the lower part of the face, gradually reducing the double chin. Now small and affordable devices are being produced, which are convenient to use independently at home. Darsonvaluation significantly increases the chances of a quick result in the work on restoring the contour of the oval of the face.
Cosmetics with lifting effect
It is very convenient to use ready-made cosmetic products: it is not necessary to look for the right recipes, buy rare ingredients, monitor the expiration date, which is usually very short for self-prepared products. Just read the directions and choose the most suitable product for your skin from the huge abundance on the shelves. And all that is needed in the future is to apply it correctly and regularly.
If you need a quick transformation of the appearance of the face, surface lifting products will come to the rescue. Their action is due to the creation of a film on the surface of the skin, which has a tightening effect and therefore makes an instant lifting. However, the effect of such funds ends with the removal of decorative cosmetics after washing.
Cosmetics with a deep lifting effect have a greater impact, significantly improving the condition of the skin. In this case, beneficial molecules penetrate deep into the skin and stimulate the production of collagen, elastin and other substances that affect the skin's regeneration process. But the effect of using such funds will not appear so soon. Typically, treatment lasts from several months to a year.
Serums: drops of youth for the skin
Serum, or serum - an additional cosmetic product for the face with a high concentration of active substances in its composition. Most often, serums are enriched with collagen and hyaluronic acid, which actively act on the rejuvenation and firmness of the skin of the face.
The main difference between a serum and a cream is the time of action of the product. If the effect of a high-quality lifting cream should be expected for at least 2 weeks, then using the serum, the result will be noticeable the next day. The reason for this is the high concentration of anti-aging components and their high ability to penetrate deep into the skin. Therefore, it is not recommended to use the serum on an ongoing basis - usually the course of treatment is 4 weeks to avoid addiction. That is why manufacturers produce this product in small bottles.
Before using the serum, carefully read the instructions for use. Most often it is applied to clean skin 2 times a day, in the morning and in the evening.A couple of drops are enough to treat the whole face and neck, and increasing the dosage can cause discomfort and, in some cases, allergic reactions. Therefore, you should be careful with this highly concentrated product.
Important: do not use the serum for the delicate skin around the eyes due to the higher concentration of active substances.
If you prefer finished cosmetic products, you should choose them very carefully, taking into account the type of skin, the level of expected effect and the degree of "abandonment". It is very important to use quality products with proven effectiveness that have good customer reviews.
How to get an instant effect in a few days
Sometimes there are cases when it is necessary to very quickly tighten the oval of the face and give the skin a fresh look, for example before an important event in which you want to shine with beauty. And it is quite possible! It will be necessary to carry out a number of special useful procedures that will allow you to present your beautiful appearance without hesitation.
Contrasting massage to increase skin tone
The contrast temperature water massage will help to quickly improve the contour, tone the muscle structure of the face, refresh it and make it more expressive. To perform it, prepare 2 bowls of water: one should contain cold salt water, the other should contain normal hot water. Soak a terry towel in cold water and apply to your face for a few seconds, then dip the towel into a bowl of warm water and repeat the manipulation. Change the temperature 8-10 times.
There are a series of simple exercises that can slightly transform the appearance of the face in a few days, make its contours more evident, remove traces of tiredness and lack of sleep. Performing special gymnastics, you can use all the muscles of the face, as a result of which they tone up, blood circulation improves, metabolic processes are accelerated:
- Surprise exercise. Try to open your eyes as much as possible for a few seconds, making the "U" sound with tension, then abruptly close your eyes, rearranging your lips for the "I" sound. Facial expressions alternating 6-8 times. After that, relax your muscles and sit with your eyes closed for a few minutes;
- Exercise "Inflate cheeks". Inhale deeply through your mouth, then hold your breath, puffing out your cheeks. Place your palms on your cheeks so your fingers are on your ears. Slightly press your palms, resisting the cheeks. Slowly release the air from your mouth through your slightly parted lips. Repeat the exercise 8-10 times. If there is tension at the base of the tongue during this exercise, then the chin muscles are also involved;
- Exercise to kiss. Smile as wide as possible, then fold your lips into a straw. Repeat the movements 20-25 times. The purpose of this exercise is to tone the muscles that control lip movement.
Cosmetic procedures using ice help to tone, refresh and smooth skin wrinkles very effectively. Due to contact with ice, the temperature of the skin drops sharply, as a result of which the blood vessels narrow. With their subsequent expansion, the blood enters them more intensely.
Ice cubes with milk have a double effect on the skin. After all, milk, having a large amount of potassium and calcium in its composition, stimulates the production of collagen, which gives the skin firmness, elasticity and firmness. The vitamin A contained in it eliminates dryness and flaking and vitamin B6 works to form new skin cells. In contact with the epidermis, having provided a tonic effect, the cold cubes begin to melt, turning into a useful liquid, which is intensively absorbed by the skin. With this quick and easy procedure you will quickly give your skin a fresh and radiant look.