How to Tighten Loose Skin after Weight Loss
How to tighten loose skin after weight loss
Eat Raw Fruits & Veggies
Raw fruits and vegetables are loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants which help to repair damaged cells and repair damaged loose skin. The more you cook these foods, the more nutrients are cooked out of them.
Eat Lean Protein
Lean protein contains collagen and other nutrients which helps your skin stay elastic. Eating lean protein also helps to build lean muscle which helps you to become better toned.
Avoid Foods High in Fat
Foods high in unhealthy fat will cause your body store fat in its cells, cause weight gain and is not good for your skin.
Do Weight Training
Add weight training to your workout routine three times a week to build toned lean muscle mass. Using light weights to build lean muscle will not give you an overly mascular look but will give you a toned figure and will tighten loose skin.
Calisthenics are great for building lean muscle which helps to tighten loose skin. Examples of calisthenics are lunges, pushups, squats, planks, pullups, jumping jacks and crunches.
Exfoliate your skin
Exfoliate your skin daily to remove dead skin cells and to increase circulation. There are a variety of sea salt and mineral scrubs available. Use them in the shower each day and you’ll notice tighter smoother skin after a couple of weeks.
Collagen Creams and Skin Firming Lotions
Skin tightening creams with herbal ingredients suxh as Aloe Vera, Vitamins C, E and A will increase collagen and elastin in your skin.
Limit your Sun Exposure
Too much time in the sun as well as tanning beds can dry out your skin and damage the skin cells at the same time.
Depending on how much weight you lost, loose, sagging skin will take time to repair and shrink down so be patient. If you are young and lost weight due to a pregnancy, your skin may shrink back pretty quickly. If you have lost a hundred pounds that you carried around for many years, it may not shrink back as quickly. Unfortunately, age can also slow the rate of returning to its original elasticity. Be patient and keep visualizing a toned, tightened body. What works for one person may not work for you so try various ways to tighten your skin and see what is helpful for you.