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Try These Skin-Firming Tips For Younger-Looking Skin

Tricks to help tackle sagging, wrinkled skin.

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Firm skin is something we lose with age, bringing forward the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. And while these skin concerns are a fact of life, the right skincare products—like skin-firming cream and lotion—and expert tips can help boost skin firmness, leaving you with a complexion that looks plumper and smoother. Ahead, we share how to tighten skin with six skin-firming tips, plus top Kiehl’s products to go along with them.

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1. Kick Things Off With The Right Cleanser

The right serum can help firm skin and combat concerns associated with a lack of skin firmness, like wrinkles. Powerful-Strength Vitamin C Serum does just that. This patented, water-free, stabilized vitamin C concentrate is formulated with 10.5 percent L-ascorbic acid and 2 percent ascorbyl glucoside, plus hyaluronic acid. It’s a Kiehl’s customer favorite for glowing skin. The serum also helps visibly reduce lines and wrinkles in just two weeks while helping firm skin over time. After thoroughly cleansing, smooth onto skin morning and night. Keep in mind, as it blends into skin, you may experience a feeling of warmth while the formula activates.

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2. Load Up On Moisture

An effective moisturizer can help plump your skin and make fine lines and wrinkles less noticeable for immediate results.I As the saying goes, you should work smarter, not harder. This applies to many things, but we resonate with it, particularly when it comes to moisturizing your skin. Midnight Recovery Concentrate Face Oil helps restore skin overnight for radiant, younger-looking skin by morning. That means you can catch some Z’s while your face oil does all the legwork. It contains lavender essential oil and evening primrose oil and helps smooth and firm skin’s appearance, visibly reduce fine lines, boost radiance, and replenish skin to help revive the appearance of your tired-looking complexion. After cleansing, apply two to three drops of the nighttime facial oil into your hands. Gently press your fingertips to your cheeks, forehead, and chin to evenly distribute before massaging the oil onto your skin.

Kiehl's Expert Tip: To elevate your routine, use a jade roller to apply your face oil. This helps to massage the formula onto your skin, which can amplify its effects, promoting the appearance of firmer skin.II

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3. Don’t Forget Your Neck

Increasing skin firmness doesn’t solely apply to your face—the neck area can also lack firmness as you age, which is why it’s important to use a skin-firming lotion or cream on both your face and neck. Super Multi-Corrective Anti-Aging Face and Neck Cream is a fast-absorbing, lightweight cream moisturizer that takes a multi-targeted approach to address the most visible signs of aging on the face and neck. It contains phytomimetic vitamin A, chaga mushroom, and hyaluronic acid, which work together to become a supercharged anti-aging solution for wrinkles, tone, and texture. The cream is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin. Apply the anti-aging cream evenly to cleansed skin and massage onto the face and neck area.

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4. Take Care Of Your Eyes

Besides your neck, you should also learn how to firm skin around the eye area. Fine lines and wrinkles in this area, along with sagging skin under the eyes, can cause skin to appear less firm. We recommend Powerful-Strength Dark Circle Reducing Vitamin C Eye Serum, which is formulated with 10 percent pure vitamin C, tripeptide, and hyaluronic acid. This potent eye cream for dark circles and puffiness helps visibly smooth fine lines and crow’s feet for fresher, brighter-looking eyes. Dispense the formula onto your fingertip and gently pat and smooth under the eye area.

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5. Make Sun Protection a Staple

Sun damage can cause wrinkles and loose skin and hinder the appearance of firm skin.III To prevent sun damage, it’s essential to take proper sun protection measures by wearing SPF daily. Super Fluid Daily UV Defense SPF 50+ helps defend against UV rays, pollution, and free radicals. The lightweight formula absorbs quickly and leaves skin with a matte finish. It’s non-comedogenic and suitable for all skin types. Apply as the last step in your morning skincare routine.

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6. Try An Overnight Firming Mask

The right face mask can help tackle specific skin concerns, including loss of skin firmness. Ginger Leaf and Hibiscus Firming Overnight Mask is infused with hibiscus seed extract and sustainably-sourced ginger leaf. The formula helps firm skin while you sleep for a smoother appearance, reducing the appearance of fine lines over time. Massage the firming face mask onto clean skin at night with an upward motion. Leave it on overnight and cleanse in the morning to remove.

Alternatively, you can use Line Minimizing Targeted Triangle Patch Masks to target specific areas that are wrinkled. A patch mask is just what it sounds like—a small patch that can be applied to specific areas of your skin to tackle different concerns. Kiehl’s patch masks are formulated with hyaluronic acid and hexapeptide to improve forehead creases, worry lines, crow’s feet, nasolabial folds, and marionette lines. They also visibly plump and smooth skin for a more youthful appearance over time. To use, determine the specific areas you’re concerned with and open a mask set from the corner. Pick up a patch-mask and gently press the moist side onto clean, bare skin. Leave it on for 30 minutes and gently pat any remaining formula into skin. Follow up with your moisturizer, but avoid layering with serum, as it can be sensitizing to some. For best results, use three times per week.

Next up: Learn How to Prevent and Visibly Reduce Crow's Feet, so you can tackle another common skin concern.

Sources:
I.“Many ways to firm sagging skin.” American Academy of Dermatology. 2020. https://www.aad.org/public/cosmetic/younger-looking/firm-sagging-skin.
II.Telang, Pumori Saokar. “Vitamin C in dermatology.” Indian dermatology online journal vol. 4,2 (2013): 143-6. doi:10.4103/2229-5178.110593
III.“Wrinkles and other signs of sun-damaged skin can be treated.” American Academy of Dermatology. 2020. https://www.aad.org/public/everyday-care/sun-protection/sun-damaged/wrinkles-sun-damage-can-be-treated.

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