Aging of the skin is not a pleasant sign. Blame it on age, pollution, lifestyle, skin type, bad choice of cosmetics the first signs of aging appear around the age of 25. If you spot wrinkles, fine lines, loss of volume and elasticity of the skin and other signs of aging, it’s time you pay attention to it.

Skin aging is not superficial and it takes place in epidermal, dermal and subdermal layers of the skin, reducing sebum production, causing dryness and making the outer layer sensitive to sun rays. Lack of oil production and nutrition make the skin look duller.

It also leads to weakening of the connective tissues, uneven distribution of fats that form into clumps, sagging etc.

While a dermatologist can help you with medications that would slow down signs of aging, few home remedies too will come in handy.

Try these easy to make facemasks regularly for skin tightening.

Banana, Honey Facemask:

Ingredients:

2 tsp ripe banana mashed

½ tsp honey

½ tsp olive oil

Method

Take mashed banana pulp in a bowl. Add honey and olive oil.

Apply the paste as a thin layer on face and neck.

Let it dry and wash it with plain water.

Do it twice a week for tightening the skin.

How It Works:

Banana provides natural hydration and improves the elasticity of the skin and prevents sagging. Honey and olive oil are rich in antioxidants that can repair the skin and clear dead skin cells.

Fuller’s Earth, Milk and Cream:

Ingredients:

1 tsp fuller’s earth or multani mitti

½ tsp raw milk

½ tsp fresh cream

Method

In a bowl, take multani mitti, add milk and cream.

If required, add a little bit of water to the paste.

Apply it as a thin coating on the face and neck. Let it dry.

Wash with cold water. Repeat it twice a week.

How It Works:

Fuller’s earthworks wonder in fighting blemishes, improves complexion, prevents acne. It reduces excess oil production while milk and cream increase blood circulation by providing instant glow and tightness.

Coffee And Coconut Oil Mask:

Ingredients:

½ tsp ground coffee powder

1 tsp coconut oil

½ tsp brown or castor sugar

Method:

In a bowl, mix coffee powder, coconut oil and sugar. Make it into a paste.

Apply it on the face and neck and massage it for a few minutes for exfoliation.

Let it dry and rinse it with lukewarm water.

Do it twice a week for exfoliation and tightening of the skin.

How It Works:

Coffee is a powerhouse of antioxidants and an amazing exfoliator. While coconut oil provides hydration, glow, sugar too works as a scrub. This pack clears dead skin cells and helps in restoring the glow.