The 4 Best DIY Recipes That Help Firm And Tighten The Skin

Have you imagined how you’ll look 10 years from now?

Your skin will be producing less oil so skin dryness will be a common issue. Fine lines and wrinkles will also be more prominent and your skin will start to sag.

Oh, the horror!

This is why it’s crucial to start a good anti-aging routine even if you’re still in your early 20’s.

Although it can’t really stop your skin from aging, it can slow down the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on your face.

And to help you get started, here’s a quick guide to the best DIY recipes you can use to firm and tighten your skin.

Give these recipes a try first before booking an appointment with your doctor and I guarantee you won’t be disappointed.

Let’s get started!

1. Banana Face Mask

Frequency: No more than twice a week

How To Do It:

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    In a small bowl, mash ½ ripe banana using a fork. Mash it well until you end up with a smooth (not lumpy) consistency.
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    Add a teaspoon of honey and a teaspoon of olive oil to the mixture. Mix it thoroughly.
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    Apply the mask to your neck all the way to your face. Let it sit for 15 minutes before rinsing it off.
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Why It Works:

Bananas are a good source of potassium to hydrate and moisturize your face. They’re rich in Vitamin C which stimulates collagen production to restore the skin’s elasticity.

Bananas also contain the antioxidant Vitamin E to protect the skin from free radicals.

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Going back…

Honey, on the other hand, is a natural emollient. It’s packed with antioxidants to fight free radical damage to prevent premature aging.

Olive oil is another ingredient that moisturizes the skin. It has the compound Oleocanthal to help calm irritated and sensitive skin.

2. Castor Oil Face Mask

Frequency: At night and no more than twice a week

How To Do It:

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    Combine 2 teaspoons of castor oil and a teaspoon of lemon juice in a small bowl. Mix them well.
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    Apply the mixture to your face and neck using circular, upward motions. Continue massaging until it’s fully absorbed by the skin.
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    Let it sit overnight and rinse it off the next morning. Wash it off with warm water first followed by tap water.
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Why It Works:

Ricinoleic acid is the main component of castor oil. This compound acts as an anti-inflammatory agent to help soothe irritated skin.

Castor oil boosts collagen production to firm and tighten the skin. It’s packed with triglycerides, too, so it moisturizes the skin while preventing water loss.

Meanwhile, lemons should be part of any anti-aging beauty regimen. They slow down the signs of aging, even out the skin tone, and basically everything to improve your overall complexion.

Note: You can replace the lemon juice with a few drops of lavender oil. This essential oil has anti-inflammatory properties that can be effective even for acne.

Also, make sure you use organic castor oil for this recipe. Not using an organic oil will reduce the effectiveness of this mask.

3. Oatmeal and Besan Face Mask

Frequency: Once a week

How To Do It:

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    In a food processor, grind some oatmeal until it turns into a powder.
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    Combine a tablespoon of powdered oatmeal, a tablespoon of besan, a teaspoon of honey and just enough rose water in a small bowl. Mix well until you end up with a smooth paste.
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    Apply the mixture to your neck and face and let it sit for 10 minutes before rinsing it off.
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Why It Works:

A gentle exfoliator, oatmeal removes dead skin cells to reveal a younger and fresher skin. It’s a great moisturizer, too, so those with dry skin will benefit from this ingredient.

It is also loaded with antioxidants to protect the skin from free radicals and prevent premature aging.

On the other hand, besan (or chickpea flour) helps calm and reduce skin inflammation. It’s great even for acne-prone skin since it contains zinc.

4. Egg White and Yogurt Face Mask

Frequency: Once a week

How To Do It:

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    Grab two small bowls and separate the yolk and the white of one egg. Then, add a tablespoon of yogurt and 1/8 teaspoon of sugar in the bowl with the egg white.
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    Carefully apply the mixture all over your face. Allow it to dry completely before rinsing it off.
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Why It Works:

Those with mature and aging skin will benefit from using egg whites. It has albumin, a protein that firms and tones the skin for that instant facelift.

Now, who doesn’t want that?

Yogurt, on the other hand, moisturizes the skin to keep it soft and supple. It can even help you achieve clear skin, thanks to its high levels of good bacteria.

Note: You will feel your face tighten while using this mask. That’s the egg whites working and is nothing to worry about.

Also, opt for brown sugar instead of white. Brown sugar has smaller and smoother granules which makes it more ideal for the face.


Aging is something that we’ll all experience.

I couldn’t agree more with this fact. However, if there is something you can do to not let it show on your face, won’t you do it?

That is what this list of DIY recipes that help firm and tighten the skin is for. Stick with them and you’ll be able to slow down the signs of skin aging even without expensive treatments.

Which of these recipes have you tried? What other skin firming masks do you know of?

Hannah Do

Hannah is the founder of ThankYourSkin. Having personally battled acne during her younger years, she aspires to provide an invaluable guide to anyone suffering from it.

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