Loose skin is one of the biggest problems after weight loss. After months of healthy living and plenty workouts, you’ve lost weight. That’s a big deal! And now, you have another problem to solve – excess skin. Do you dream about fitting into the clothes you want, and look beautiful, healthy and toned? I can help you, read my 20 tips on how to tighten loose skin after losing weight if your skin is slow to rebound.
1. Don’t put off your weight loss
From year to year, our skin loses elasticity. I mean that the younger you are and the less amount of time you’ve been overweight, the more elastic your skin will be. So if you want to lose weight, do it now! Don’t put it off! The younger the age at which you start losing weight, the better the chances your skin will rebound and
tighten itself back up again.
2. Say no to unsteady diet
If you always gain and lose weight more than 25 pounds each time, that’s unsteady diet, and it’s terrible for your body, including your skin. If you can’t go on balanced diet consult a nutritionist. Healthy diet will help you lose weight, and keep it for a long time.
3. Don’t Lose Weight Too Quickly!
Your skin will rebound quicker in natural way if you lose your weight slowly and safely. I know it takes some time to lose your weight and keep it for long, but don’t be hurry, remember about balanced diet, workouts and other things that can help you to tighten your skin after weight loss.
Scientists assert that using sea salt scrubs or other kinds of scrubs can help to tighten skin after losing weight. Scrubbing increase blood flow and make your skin elastic and healthy. Use a good scrub in the shower twice a day, several times a week, and you’ll get a desired result!
5. Collagen Cream
Collagen cream is designed specifically to cope with loose, sagging skin. Regularly nourishing of your skin with a collagen cream can help you to tighten skin after weight loss. Of course, such cream is expensive, but it has dramatic effect! However, you should know that collagen creams isn’t for everyone, that’s why ask your friends for advices before you buy plenty products that aren’t effective.
6. Massage Therapy
My friend told me that regular massages helped her to tighten skin after losing weight. She had loose skin on her upper thighs and upper arms, and now she has a beautiful arms and thighs. Nobody knows about massage therapy effect, but fortune favours the bold. Try it, and you’ll see effect!
7. Seaweed wrap
Another my friend told me that his skin was tightened after he has got a seaweed wrap at a local spa. He enjoys its benefits and still goes to spa every 6 to 8 weeks. In internet, I’ve found only good references about this local spa, and not a single negative. Before you decide to get a seaweed wrap at your local spa, find out all information about it.
8. Weight training
Weight training helps you not only to get desired weight, but also to tighten your skin after weight loss! Don’t worry about looking too buff and masculine, just add weight training to your workout three times a week, and you’ll see your skin look tighter and sexier!
9. Drink more water!
Hydrated skin is healthy skin! According to my results, I can say that 64 ounces of water a day can help you to keep your skin healthy and elastic. Don’t drink soda, it loaded with unhealthy chemicals! Remember, water is a key to healthy, elastic skin!
Yoga will help you not only reduce stress, be more flexible, lose or keep weight, but also tighten your skin after weight loss. Start do yoga, and within a few weeks, you’ll be surprised how much flexible, relaxed you and your skin can be.
11. Be patient!
After a considerable weight loss, skin can rebound to six months, that’s why you should be patient. If your skin rebound slowly, just know that it may take a little time.
Calisthenics are useful not only for building lean muscle, for your heart, but also for tightening skin after weight loss! Just add calisthenics to your workout 3 or 4 times a week, and you’ll see the result. It can be push-ups, jumping jacks, windmills, whatever.
13. Add lean protein to your diet
Eating plenty of lean protein will help you to tighten your skin after weight loss. It helps to build lean muscle, which will make you more toned. Lean protein also contains the collagen and other nutrients that make your skin more elastic. Moreover, consuming lean protein after a workout will help boost the muscle-building effect.
14. Avoid fatty food
If you keep a healthy weight, or tighten your skin after weight loss, avoid fatty food. It can collapse your diet and badly influence on your skin. I know fatty food tastes delicious, but it’s still unhealthy!
15. Eat more fresh fruits and vegetables
United States Department of Agriculture recommends us to eat five servings of fresh fruits and vegetables every day. They give us nutrients we need, and help us to keep healthy weights. Because of high content of water, most fruits and vegetables help us to tighten skin after weight loss. That’s why, I advise you to eat five servings of fresh fruits and vegetables every day!
16. Avoid Sulfates!
Many body washes, soaps, and shampoos contain sulfates. They are good, cheap cleansers and they make much lather. However, sulfates can also over-dry and irritate your skin, and make it less elastic. That’s why if you want to tighten your skin buy sulfate-free products.
17. Don’t Tan
Do you know that tan is harmful for your skin? It may seem to make your skin look smoother and healthier, but it doesn’t. Use sunblock when you’re outdoors and you’ll see your skin tighten more quickly, and you’ll also protect your skin from cancer.
18. Rinse chlorine out
Chlorine from swimming pools and hot tubs can dry out your skin and make it less elastic. That’s why, don’t forget to shower after swimming, using cleaners that remove chlorine and moisturize your skin. Don’t use hot water it isn’t rinse chlorine out it just strip away natural oils, use warm water that helps you to keep your skin hydrated.
19. Wear clothes that fit well
Even the skinny girl can have a muffin top if she wears too tight clothes. Maybe you don’t have loose skin after weight loss, maybe you just need to wear clothes that fit you well?! It’s better to be a slender girl size 8 than have muffin-top at size 6!
If after six months your skin didn’t tighten, and all these tips are useless for you, then you need to think over surgery to remove the loose skin. Of course, there are risks, but those risks are outweighed by the benefits. That’s why consult the specialist.
After long process of losing weight, now you need to tighten your loose skin. Use these tips to tighten your skin after weight loss, and you’ll always be in good shape! If you’ve already tightened your loose skin, tell us, which of these tips helped you? Or maybe you have another ways to tighten loose skin after loss? Share your thoughts, please!