DIY for Loose Skin Tightening

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As we age, our skin naturally begins to wear down. On top of that, facing natural elements like the sun, cold, and wind takes an even greater toll. While aging is inevitable, there are easy and inexpensive ways to slow the process down! You can fight off loose skin with just two simple ingredients. This loose skin tightening DIY recipe will firm-up your skin and give you a long lasting, youthful appearance.

Ingredients and Why They Work:

Cucumber – Cucumbers contain key nutrients which are capable of naturally restoring the skin. Vitamins C and K are both antioxidants that fight off wrinkle-causing free radicals. The beneficial skin-tightening ingredient in cucumbers is silica, which promotes connective tissue growth.

Egg White – Egg whites naturally cause skin to tighten, providing you with a lifted, youthful look!

DIY for Loose Skin Tightening

  1. Cut a cucumber in half and peel the skin off one half.
  2. Slice the peeled half into smaller chunks, no bigger than 1 inch each.
  3. Using a blender on medium speed, blend for 2 minutes or until the mixture is turned into pulp.
  4. Place a strainer over a bowl and place the pulp onto the strainer.
  5. Allow the juice to drain into the bowl and use a spoon to push out any additional juice into the bowl.
  6. Add 1 egg white and lightly mix together.
  7. Apply this mixture to any part of your body or face which needs tightening.
  8. Leave it on for 15 minutes and rinse off with cool water.
  9. Use this mask 1-2 times a week for best results.

Sources: Livestrong, WikiHow

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Editor’s Note: Originally published Feb 25, 2015

23 Comments on "DIY for Loose Skin Tightening"

  1. Dianne  March 9, 2015

    Can left-overs be kept in the refrigerator to be used later?

    • SkinnyMs  March 9, 2015

      Dianne, Yes, the leftovers can be kept in the refrigerator to use later. You might want to heat them slightly to remove the chill from the fridge.

  2. jan  April 29, 2015

    do you add egg white to the liquid or pulp.?

    • SkinnyMs  April 30, 2015

      Jan, Add the egg white to the liquid and not the pulp.

  3. Christie  June 18, 2015

    Anyone try it, if so how well did it work?

  4. Sureswari  February 5, 2016

    Hi there. Kindly suggest a substitute to eggs ( with cucumber) as I am a pure vegetarian. I don’t even like to use it ( eggs) externally.

    • SkinnyMs.  February 5, 2016

      Unfortunately, there is no substitution for eggs in this particular DIY, but there are other natural ingredients that can be used to promote skin tightening. Try using a baking soda paste (baking soda and water), aloe vera, or honey.

  5. Admarie Smith  February 12, 2016

    How long does it take to work

    • Gale Compton  February 13, 2016

      Admarie, It really depends on the individual, everyone is different. Be sure to drink lots of water and workout six days each week. I found that weight training did wonders to tightening my skin. I’ve been working out regularly for over 7 years. Give it a try, you’ll start to see results after just a few months.

  6. Shirley  April 25, 2016

    I am 73, don’t mind the age, just the wrinkles. Will give it a try. My arms are the worst. I also haven’t tried watermelon juice on my arms but did on my face. Let it dry, it didn’t remain sticky.

    • Gale Compton  April 25, 2016

      Shirley, Great! Thank you for the comment and keep us posted on the results. 🙂

  7. shirley berger  April 29, 2016

    Going to try this…the older I get the more wrinkles I see…not much cost a as other products on the market…thk you for sharing for free ?

  8. Jewels  June 18, 2016

    Thank you ! For the great recipe will try it.

  9. JOAN  January 6, 2017

    Hi I was wondering if you can use this mask every day?thanks JOAN

    • Gale Compton  January 7, 2017

      Joan, Just be sure to use a good lotion afterwards.

  10. Hambelela  March 2, 2017

    I would like yo know from those who try it.pleace let us know if its worth trying

  11. Sheila  March 30, 2017

    I too am 73 but willing to give it a go don’t mind 73 but l don’t want the wrinkles thanks for tips.

  12. Terri May  April 23, 2017

    I need to know when you get though rinsing your face with this can I wash my with soap

  13. Missy  June 2, 2017

    Will moisturizing after this treatment eliminate the tightening effect?

    • Emilia Horn  June 2, 2017

      It shouldn’t!


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