Skin Tightening Treatments You Can Get at Home

One of the hardest parts of aging is that our skin begins to lose its elasticity. Sagging skin is impossible to cover up unlike other signs of aging such as sun spots and wrinkles.

There are a few DIY skin tightening treatments you can try with items you likely already have at home but are they effective? That’s what we’re here to determine.

Raw Honey

Raw honey provides a number of benefits to the skin and is one of the best beauty products you’ll find in your kitchen. Not only has it shown to prevent and treat acne, but it’s great for hydration, unclogging pores, and reducing signs of aging. It can be used by itself or mixed with other ingredients to create a facial cleanser, spot treatment, or mask that will each offer these skin benefits. Honey’s antiseptic, antioxidant and anti-wrinkle properties make it an ideal natural skin tightening treatment.

DIY Honey Mask 1

Apply a thin layer of raw honey to damp skin and allow it to dry for 30 minutes. Rinse off with warm water for best results.

DIY Honey Mask 2

Mix together 2 teaspoons of honey, a few drops of olive oil, and a few drops of lemon juice. Apply a thin layer to the face. Rinse off once it has dried.

Egg Whites

Egg whites are such an asset when it comes to improving the appearance of the skin that many natural beauty brands have been adding parts of the egg to their products. The properties in the egg whites that improve the appearance of the skin are riboflavin and albumin, which both assist with cell regeneration, growth, and repair.

DIY Egg White Mask

Crack a single egg and separate the egg white from the egg yolk. Whisk the egg white until it’s white and foamy, and apply it to your face. After ten minutes, rinse off the mask and wash your face as you usually would. Repeat up to twice a week for the best skin tightening results.


Before you toss out your leftover oatmeal breakfast, consider spreading it across your face. Oatmeal acts as a natural exfoliant and can reduce the appearance of acne and blackheads as well. When mixed with egg whites, you get the skin tightening effects in addition to the skin clearing effects oatmeal offers.

DIY Oatmeal Face Mask 1

Mix some of your leftover cooked oatmeal with a splash of buttermilk and stir them together until they hold the consistency of a paste. Apply the mixture to damp skin and allow it to dry for fifteen minutes. Wash off with cool water and follow up with your usual facial cleanser.

DIY Oatmeal Face Mask 2

Mix together a tablespoon of uncooked oats, one egg white, and a teaspoon of extra olive oil. Steam your face for several minutes to ensure your pores are opened before applying the mask to your face. After fifteen minutes, wash off the mixture with warm water. Follow up with cold water to close the pores before moisturizing.


If you don’t have any Jello in your pantry, it might be time to stock up. A gelatin mask adds nutrients and moisture to the skin that helps to stimulate collagen production and improve skin elasticity. At the same time, the gelatin mask binds to dirt, oil, and dead skin cells ripping them from your pours as you peel the mask off. Results will be a softer, firmer face.

DIY Gelatin Face Mask

Mix together a tablespoon of powdered unflavored, uncolored gelatin with two tablespoons of whole milk or 2% milk. Any milk will work, but it works best with milk containing high amounts of fat and lactic acid. Mix well and microwave for fifteen seconds. An optional addition is a tablespoon of honey. Apply it to your skin, avoiding your eyebrows as when peeling the mask it tends to take hair along with it. After fifteen minutes, peel off the gelatin mask and rinse off any remaining product. Avoid UV rays and using cleansers for several hours afterward.

Laser Skin Rejuvenation

While DIY treatments can leave your skin looking refreshed and youthful, some skin damage requires a more advanced approach. That’s where laser skin rejuvenationcomes in handy. Using a more advanced form of technology, laser treatments offer better results than anything you’ll find in your kitchen. Laser skin rejuvenation works by targeting your imperfections deep within the layers of the skin where no mask could possibly reach. It eliminates damaged skin cells while also encouraging healing and collagen production.

Watch this video to see exactly how laser skin rejuvenation works to eliminate signs of aging:

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Paul A. Boulos
Dr. Paul A. Boulos is an excellent and versatile cosmetic surgeon, passionate about his vocation and helping others. Dr. Boulos is an alumni of Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his General Surgery training at Inspira Medical in Southern New Jersey. He studied and learn under Dr. Joseph Castellano, one of the premier breast and body Cosmetic Surgeons in South Florida. He currently works as a Cosmetic Surgeon at Jolie Plastic Surgery in Miami, FL.