How to Make Homemade Facial Firming Products

by Laura K. Brestovansky ; Updated July 18, 2017

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Americans spend about $15 billion dollars per year on skin care products, according to CosmeticsDesign.com. This includes some $3 billion on facial firming creams and lotions designed to eliminate wrinkles and sagging skin. Although many people want to look younger, it is possible to make your own facial firming products for just a few pennies a treatment. In addition to saving money, you will be using natural ingredients without chemicals that could actually damage the skin.

Egg White

Whip the egg white until it is fluffy.

Using clean hands, slather the beaten egg white on your face and neck.

Allow the egg white to dry (about 10 minutes).

Rinse with warm water and pat dry.

Green Tea and Clay Powder

This recipe is from PlanetGreen.com. Mix green tea or milk in 1 Tbsp. of water

Gradually add two Tbsp. of clay powder (available at health food stores). Stir to break up the clumps and to form a paste. If the mixture is runny, add more clay powder. If it is too thick, add more water.

Apply a thick layer of the paste on your face and neck and allow it to dry (about 10 minutes). Rinse with warm water and pat dry.

Hearts of Palm

The website 101BeautySalon.com recommends using a blender to mix:1/2 cup of heart of palm (sold canned or fresh in most grocery stores), 1/4 cup of wheat germ, 1/4 cup of powdered milk, 1/4 russet potato, 1 tsp. of mint, 1/2 unpeeled cucumber, 1 tsp. each of vanilla and coconut extract and two egg whites.

Apply the mixture to your face using your fingers to massage the skin surface with upward circular motions.

Let the mixture dry for 20 minutes before rinsing with warm water. Pat dry.

Glycerin

This homemade treatment is from the National Honey Board. With a clean whisk, blend 1 tsp. of glycerin (available at drug stores), 1 Tbsp. of honey and one egg white. Add 1/4 cup of flour (or enough to make a paste).

Apply the paste to your face and let it dry for about 10 minutes.

Rinse with warm water and pat dry.

Tips

  • Always wash your hands before and after making and using these treatments.

    Always use warm water to clean your face. Hot or cold water may close your pores, which could lead to skin irritation. A cold rinse may be used after you are done with your firming treatment.

    Always use gentle, upward circular motions when applying face products.

    Always pat your face dry with a towel. Never rub or pull on your facial skin.

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About the Author

Laura Brestovansky is a Michigan-based writer with more than 25 years experience. Her work has appeared on countless websites as well as in local newspapers such as the Oakland Press, the LA View and The Michigan Catholic. She has an honors degree in journalism from Eastern Michigan University.