As we age, our skin changes — a completely natural occurrence that is the result of a loss of collagen and elasticity. But, no matter how natural it may be, you also may not be keen on seeing those changes represented in the form of sagging skin, wrinkles, and fine lines.
If you would prefer to tighten up your skin, but an actual face lift is out of the question, rest assured: there are other much less expensive and risky skincare solutions that can help.
Here are four life-changing hacks every women over 40 should know to fake a face lift.
Egg Whites Are Your Friends
Egg whites contains an ingredient called albumin that actually provides a temporary lifting and tightening effect on the skin. If the thought of separating egg white from its yolk to create a DIY mask sounds way too messy to be appealing, there are a number of egg white-based facial masks like this popular Zombie pack, which also contains hydrating ingredients like aloe vera.
Try A Microcurrent Facial
Contrary to popular belief, asking for a little professional help when it comes to tightening and lifting skin doesn’t have to result in Botox, fillers, or other invasive treatments. A much gentler microcurrect facial relies on a machine that stimulates facial muscles to create a more defined jawline and cheekbones. Think of it as the anti-Botox.
If you opt to go to a pro, they’ll likely recommend a series of treatments and then occasional maintenance.
Although they aren’t as strong, you can also rely on at-home microcurrent tools like the NuFace Trinity + Ele, which is used daily or every other day.
Find a Peptide Serum You Love
There are a few ingredients that have been shown to actually help build collagen and counter the effects of sagging skin. Retinol and peptides — like the peptides you’ll find in this collagen-stimulating serum — are among those skin-tightening magic ingredients. You’ll have to be consistent with application — and patient.
Try Collagen Supplements
The world of supplements is ever expansive and not without controversy. There isn’t much in the way of scientific proof to show that collagen supplements can restore your skin to what it looked like 20 years ago, but what it can do it support healthy skin, nails, hair, and bones, and help maintain skin elasticity.