How to do a facelift at home?

With age, facial skin loses its firmness and freshness. And to preserve the departing youth, the fairer sex go to cosmetologists for expensive procedures, and some even resort to the help of a plastic surgeon to correct the oval face. However, other less radical methods can also preserve beauty and freshness. In our article we will tell you how to do this with folk methods at home.

a girl with a toned face

Preparation of masks for rejuvenation and tightening of facial skin

One of the first means used in the fight against aging of facial skin are masks made of simple and accessible to all components. Let's look at the most popular recipes.

  • Mask with cucumber- suitable for combination or dry skin. Includes: cucumber pulp puree (skin and seeds must be removed beforehand), as well as egg white, beaten with a whisk. These two ingredients should be mixed and add 1 tsp vegetable oil (preferably olive oil). This tool will help not only to tighten the skin, but also to lighten age spots on the face. Frequency of use - twice a week for 3 months.
  • White clay mask. . . To prepare it, you need to mix 2 tbsp. l. white clay (available at the pharmacy), 1 tbsp. l. grape juice and 1 tsp. crushed wheat germ. Apply the product in an even layer on the neck and face for 20 minutes. Then rinse with warm water and dry the skin with a towel with gentle absorbent motions.
  • Mask with dill. . . The product has refreshing and toning properties. To prepare it, you will need 1 tablespoon of oatmeal and 1 tablespoon of finely chopped dill. Then you need to add 1 teaspoon of olive oil and, mixing all the ingredients, apply the product on the skin for about 20 minutes. It is recommended to repeat the procedure once a week and a half.
  • Wheat flour mask.Perfectly nourishes and tightens facial skin. Beat 1 egg, add 1 tsp salt and 50 g of vegetable oil. Then separately pour 25 g of wheat flour with 0. 25 liters of water and cook the mixture until thickened. Then pour a glass of cold water into it (this will prevent the formation of skin when cooled). When the temperature reaches room temperature, drain the water, add to the egg-smeared mass and beat well until thick. The mask should be applied for 20-30 minutes.

Contrasting face wash

Rubbing your face with an ice cube or contrast wash can also help rejuvenate your skin at home. For this purpose, it is best to use a frozen decoction of medicinal herbs. To prepare it, pour 400 ml of boiling water 2 tablespoons fresh parsley and calendula flowers. After 40 minutes, pour the infusion into molds and place in the freezer. Wipe your face with cubes of this broth every morning.

It is very effective to apply contrasting compresses on the skin of the face. In this case, it is recommended to use not ordinary water, but the same decoctions of herbs (wormwood, chamomile, dandelion, etc. ). First apply a hot compress for 2-3 minutes, then a cold compress for a few seconds. Compresses should be changed 5-10 times, and this procedure should be done no more than three times a week.

Exercises for lifting the face

Lifting gymnastics is another effective means of lifting the face. It should be done every day, morning and evening. Before training, the skin should be cleansed and moisturized with cream. One session will take you no more than 30 minutes. To start the exercise, sit in front of the mirror in a comfortable position. Observing which facial muscles are involved will help you do the exercises correctly.

First, do a short warm-up. Take a deep breath and exhale several times. Gently massage the skin with your hands in a circular motion and tap it with your fingertips (this will improve blood circulation). Then start gymnastics.

Exercises for the skin of the forehead - will help to smooth, tighten and relax the skin. Follow these steps:

  • Stepping back from the roots of the finger-width hair, massage the point in the middle of the forehead for 1 minute. Apply pressure in a circular motion (clockwise). At the same time, the pad of the finger should point upwards. At the same time with the middle finger of the second hand it is necessary to pull the tip of the nose down.
  • Then place the fingers of both hands at certain points. Place the middle fingers in the middle of the forehead, place the index fingers even higher, where the bulge of the frontal bone is located, and attach the ring fingers to the base of the eyebrows. All fingertips should be facing up.
  • Now start performing circular massaging movements with all fingers at once. In this case, the right hand should go clockwise and the left hand counterclockwise. Do the exercise for 1 minute.

Exercises for the upper eyelids. The skin of the eyelids is very tender and thin and it is on it that the first wrinkles are formed. To prevent such changes it is necessary:

  • Place three fingers on both hands under the eyebrows. From this point, raise your eyebrows with the pads of your fingers, trying to reach the line of the humerus. Hold this position for 10 seconds with your eyes open.
  • Then lower your eyebrows, counteracting the fingers that point your eyebrows upwards. Stay in this position for 10 seconds.
  • Then remove your fingers and relax. The exercise should be repeated 3-4 times.

Exercises for lifting the contour of the face. To maintain a beautiful shape of the face, first of all, you need to wrap it with an elastic bandage from time to time. This can be done at night if such a device does not bother you, or during the day when you are at home.

As for the exercises, "swelling of the cheeks" is very effective:

  • Take a deep breath, inhale the maximum amount of air in your mouth, swell your cheeks. Without letting out the air, start pressing them with your palms. To resist your hands, try to inflate your cheeks as much as possible at this time.
  • Stay in this position for about 15 seconds, then relax.
  • Repeat the exercise 4 times.

Good results are given by facial gymnastics, which consists of the pronunciation of vowels. To do this, stretch your lips forward and expressively pronounce the letters "a", "o" and "y" (10-15 times each).

Remember that facelift at home does not give immediate results. To achieve the desired effect, you need regularity and perseverance. However, it is one of the proven and completely harmless methods for facial rejuvenation.