What Works to Firm and Tighten Your Skin?

What works for anti-aging skin care?

When you buy a skin care product that tightens skin, it is due to ingredients that are film – forming agents.  They form a film on the skin and make the skin “feel” tighter. This is an effect that gives the temporary sensation of feeling tighter.  When you want to have a more lasting effect, you need a product that can make a real change.

1. Collagen builders help support skin so that sagging skin is less visible.  Skin care products that contain potent antioxidants and skin-repairing ingredients are effective to help skin make lots of collagen.

2. Daily sun protection for face and neck with more than SPF 15.  Stay away from the sun. Sun damage destroys elastin and collagen.  Remember to use it on the neck to keep it safe from damage.

3. Exfoliating for smoother skin with salicylic acid (BHA) oar glycol acid (AHA help remove the dead skin cells for fresh skin. These two ingredients build more collagen and help firm the skin.

You can switch between the using BHA and AHA,

5. Retinol or Vitamin A applied topically can build elastin and collagen as it improves the shape of the elastin in your skin. Apply at night.

6. Dermatologists offer medical procedures such as lasers and Fraxel or Ultera light therapies with improvements in skin firming and creepy skin. Injectionable fillers can plump the skin and make the face fuller.  These are costly and should be done by a qualified professional.

7. Cosmetic surgery can make a dramatic difference to make you look younger and refreshed. It does not need to make you look tight or pulled back. The quality of surgeon is very important. Surgery has risks. You need to fully understand how you will look before you do any surgery.

When you select any anti-aging or anti-wrinkle products, make sure the product contains proven ingredients to make skin look and act younger.   Look for any of these effect ingredients in your products to include:

Potent Antioxidants – Vitamin C, A, D E

Skin-repairing ingredients – Collagen Builders- Peptides

Cell-communicating ingredients- Amino Acid Proteins,  L-Arginine, MSM

Soothing agents- Aloe vera

For daytime use, be rated SPF 15 or greater with UVA-protecting ingredients

Exfoliation ingredients, proven AHA or BHA ingredient