How to Tighten Face Skin: 8 Best & Simple Ways

Your complete guide on how to tighten face skin and look youthful as ever!

From the time we are born to the time we get old, our skin keeps changing and growing with us.

Do you remember the first skin breakout when you entered the teenage phase? And the second it pops on the skin, the rush in the nerves is insane. You begin to feel like your healthy skin is not healthy anymore.

We feel the need to upgrade our skincare routine, change our lifestyle, shift to a healthy diet, quit smoking and drinking, stop staying awake at night, and whatnot.

As we grow up, our skincare routine naturally keeps upgrading as the skin on your face is sensitive and demands more pampering and care.

When you finally enter your 30s, the signs of ageing1 are pretty visible. You notice your skin is losing its shine, and your skin health is affected, fine lines and wrinkles are more visible, and your facial skin starts to lose elasticity leading to loose skin.

Collagen production in our skin slows down as we shift from the 30s to the 40s, and the whole skin ageing process2 is pretty freaky.

Even the skin’s elasticity can not be restored fully, and it can be slowed down by tons of remedies and cosmetic treatments.

How to tighten face skin
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There are billions of products in the market that claims to restore the elasticity of your skin and make the loose skin tighten, thousands of face masks, skin tightening creams, skin toner, DIY skincare, chemical peels, facial cream, and we are very eager to give it a shot too.

But are you one of those people who are confused between all those skincare things and not able to make a choice?

We are here to help you with it by telling you some natural, non-surgical techniques and some surgical ones.

Let’s go ahead to learn how to tighten face skin.

8 Ways How to Tighten Face Skin

1. Aloe Vera Face Pack

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Aloe vera, the ultimate protector of skin and hair, has the most extraordinary benefits. It consists of amino acids, sterols, and vitamins like A and B, which help to naturally stimulate collagen production leading to face skin tightening and rejuvenating the skin cells from the top layer to deeper ones.

Applying aloe vera to the skin also helps improve the skin’s elasticity. It has a good amount of vitamin C, an antioxidant, and boosts collagen production, which is vital for youthful and smoother skin and improves loose skin.

How to make aloe vera face mask:-

Grab an aloe vera stem and take out the gel, or you can buy aloe vera gel from your nearby local market. Pour a spoon or two into the bowl.

Add 2- 3 drops of rose water or any toner of your choice. Ensure you wash the aloe vera stem before taking the gel out of it.

Take a vitamin E capsule and pop it from the top, take the gel out of it and give it a mix. You can also go for raw honey if you don’t have a vitamin E capsule. The choice is yours.

Apply the mixture all over your face and leave it for 10 to 15 minutes. Wash your face with cold water, and you are done.

You can apply this mask once a week and keep applying it till you start seeing the results.

2. Rice Face Pack

Since Korean skincare has been a huge talk all around the globe, the importance of rice has unexpectedly increased.

Now people not only eat rice but use it for beauty purposes too. You may also have heard of the Ten Steps Skincare routine, and dare we say, this routine spread like fire in the town to keep their skin issues at bay.

Rice has antioxidant properties which help skin repair itself by reducing inflammation and is extremely beneficial for loose skin.

It is filled with amino acids, which help the skin to recover from sun damage, keep the inner and outer layer healthy and plumpy, and tightens your face naturally.

How to make a rice face mask for skin:

Take rice in a bowl and grind it nicely to make flour out of it. Add some healthy weight of rose water, a pinch of aloe vera gel, and mix it to make a thick paste.

Apply on your face with the help of a facial brush, let it sit for 10 minutes, and rinse it off.

You can apply this face pack twice or thrice a week to see the best results. This mask will moisturize and make your sagging face tighten. This is an effective home remedy for skin tightening and leaves no side effects.

It reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots and dramatically slows down the skin aging process.

3. Facial Massages

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Have you ever been to a body spa or imagined yourself getting a body spa, and just at the thought of it, a calm sigh escapes from your lips?

Massages are indeed relaxing and good for your skin. Facial massages can increase blood flow helping the skin be nourished and healthy, and improving the widening of blood vessels; massages can be a huge player in your skin elasticity problems.3

It targets the skin from the top layer to deeper layers, making it plump and tight.

Using the wrong techniques can cause more harm than good, affecting your sagging skin to look even saggier.

Now wash your hands before we tell you the procedure.

You don’t want dirty hands on your face. Do you? Let us see how you can ace the art of facial massage with proper techniques.

How to do a facial massage:

There are many facial oils and skin-tightening creams available in the market, and you can go for any oil or cream that suits your skin texture and type.

If you want to go for something natural, coconut oil may want to be your friend in this journey of relaxation.

Take some oil or cream and rub it for a while with the help of your palms.

With the use of your fingers, start massaging your face in circular motions for 1 or 2 minutes and then in clockwise and anticlockwise motions.

Keep your fingers gentle on your skin. When you massage your face skin, note not only target just your face but the neck, throat, jawline, and area under your ear.

A note to keep in mind while doing facial massages is that you push your skin in upper motions, not down.

As the skin on your face is sensitive, the wrong motion of fingers can make the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles more visible.

Doing this will help to tighten loose skin. Massage your skin regularly to get the best results.

4. Facial Exercises

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As we take care of our bodies by going to the gym, doing workouts, and eating healthy, our skin can be a demanding baby. The skin surely needs facial exercises to keep it safe, healthy, glowing, and firm.

Your facial skin is always ready to cheer you up. Facial exercises are an absolute game-changer for skin tightening and can effectively slow down the visible signs of aging.

Let’s move ahead and discuss some exercises to keep your facial muscles activated.

4.1. The Neck Stretch

For this exercise, relax your face for a while and close your eyes. Now pretend, as if you are looking towards the say, look upwards and back to neutral.

Repeat this process 10 times. This exercise will help your skin uplift, improving your sagging skin by making it tighter.

4.2 The Pout

Who knew that making pout faces while taking a selfie could be an effective exercise for tighter skin4? Relax your face and make a pout, hold it for 10 seconds, and release. Repeat the process as many as times you can.

This exercise will tighten your skin, strengthen the facial muscles and make your skin look more toned and sculpted.

4.3. The Eyebrow Raise

You might have caught an idea with the name of what this exercise suggests you do. Relax your face and raise your eyebrows as high as you can, or with the help of your index and middle finger place them just above and now stretch out the area up and down.

This exercise helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles around your eyes and targets your forehead skin to make it look as soft and firm as ever and tighten your loose skin.

Do these exercises regularly to keep your skin tight and enjoy the touch of youthful skin.

5. Sheet Masks

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Enriched with lots of healthy face serum, sheet masks are a sheet of cotton cut out of the nose, mouth, and eyes.

These sheet masks come in many varieties, and you can get an orange and lemon sheet mask enriched with vitamin C and protect you from wrinkled skin, and sun damage.

A rice sheet mask, which maintains the skin firmness and hydrates your skin is mostly used. The serum present in the sheet mask goes to the deeper layers making the skin look fresh and tight.

Other sheet masks have hyaluronic acid, a great component of skin, and improve collagen production.

This acid makes sure your skin remains hydrated as ever. It reduces the appearance of visible signs of aging.

You can get these face sheet masks from a local beauty store, order them online, and even make your own according to your skin type at home.

6. Ultrasound skin tightening

Ultrasound treatment is a completely non-surgical procedure that improves skin laxity, primarily due to aging.

This procedure is a good time-friendly process. With the help of medical-grade devices, Ultrasound skin therapy helps to reduce the appearance of sagging skin and stimulates the production of new collagen.

Natural collagen production will help lift the loose skin on the neck, cheek, chin, and eyebrows. You will get to see the results in two or three months. The results may last for a year or more.

Ultrasound skin tightening therapy is a good alternative for those who don’t want knives to touch their facial skin ever. Consult a good therapist before considering this non-surgical treatment.

7. Dermal fillers

Dermal fillers are purely non-surgical facelift techniques. It has been becoming popular, and people are considering this option.

Dermal fillers reduce wrinkles, stimulate collagen production, decrease the appearance of fine lines, and increase the face’s volume. The reduced volume will only lead the loose skin to look unyouthful.

These types of non-surgical techniques are generally safe and effective and are minimally invasive. In this treatment, dermal fillers are injected into the skin; depending upon the face area, the amount of fillers decided to be injected into the skin.

The results will be visible to you right after this procedure is done. People who love to experiment with their skin get this procedure as it is minimally uncomfortable and gives fast results, which vary between 6 to 24 months.

8. Facelift Surgery

Facelift surgery, known as a rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic surgery done to remove all the aging signs as far as possible.

In these types of cosmetic procedures, removal of excess skin is done, resulting in tightening of facial tissues. Rhytidectomy includes a neck lift, brow lift, and eyelid surgery.

These types of facial plastic surgery should be done by expert plastic surgeons to avoid any harm to your face.

Before the surgery is performed, your medical history is taken into consideration. You have to undergo tests like X-RAY, ECG, and blood tests and are medically reviewed before taking the following steps.

Facial plastic surgery is done under general anesthesia and takes 3 to 7 hours. The stitches included in this surgery are usually removed in a week.

You are expected to go through some swelling, bruising, and temporary face mark, which will be healed in some weeks or months and makes the skin look rejuvenated and young as ever.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Can exercise tighten skin?

As previously stated, exercise can definitely help to lead to tighter skin. Make sure to follow the simple exercises mentioned above.

2.  Can ice tighten skin?

Yes, ice can help tighten skin as it aids in promoting the synthesis of collagen and elastin, which helps to tighten the skin.

3. Does honey tighten skin?

Yes, honey is an excellent natural skin tightening therapy due to its antibacterial, antioxidant, and anti-wrinkle characteristics


There is no definition of perfect skin, but if you want to take care of your skin, you must.

As discussed above, there are various ways to tighten skin, and the choice is yours to make. From chemical peels to face masks, there is so much space to try out different products.

Just make sure you do a patch test before to ensure you don’t have any allergic reactions.

Don’t listen to what society says about real beauty. It’s your body and your choice to make.

So, be moisturized, stay hydrated and apply sunscreen before going out and conquering the world like the king and queen you are.

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