There are lots of ways to tighten skin after losing weight, and many reasons to do so.
The loose skin can come from pregnancy or even just dropping a lot of weight at one time. While you might be at your goal weight, you might still feel bulky, and the culprit is loose, sagging skin.
Losing weight is a momentous achievement and ought to be celebrated for sure, but for some having to contend with loose skin as a result of losing a great deal of weight can be disappointing. You may feel like you’ve won in one area and lost in another, but this is not necessarily the case. In fact, there are some natural ways that you can increase your skin’s elasticity and tighten the areas in need over a matter of time.
Increase your water intake: Drinking a lot of water not only improves your overall health, it also will help your skin to become tighter, smoother, and look more radiant. Be sure to drink at least 6 glasses of water per day. If you can drink more than that, even better. Hydration is wonderful for the skin and certainly helps with the elasticity of such.
Limit your exposure to the sun: Your skin needs to be nurtured, being out in the sun too long and too much exposure to hot and chlorinated water can loosen up your skin even more than it is now. Limit your exposure to both of these things, along with tanning booths and you’ll see your skin start to firm up in no time.
Yoga: Yoga will help you relieve stress, be more flexible, lose weight, and can even help your skin rebound after weight loss, the key with yoga, and any other regimen for that matter, is to start off slow. Within a few weeks, you’ll be surprised how much more flexible you, and your skin can be.
Eat properly: Two necessary ingredients that keep skin plump and elastic are collagen and elastin. Protein rich food such as cottage cheese, milk, legumes, tofu, beans, seeds, nuts, and fish all contain collagen and elastin forming components, as well as oils to help maintain healthy skin.
Moisturize your skin: Use a moisturizer that has vitamin E in it, so that your skin will stay moist, as this allows for new skin cells to grow. Moisturizing also helps with minimizing wrinkles, you can even use coconut oil on your skin. Coconut oil is a natural moisturizer and has antibacterial properties to soothe the skin. It is often used in commercial and DIY body lotions, but it can be used on its own as well.
Raw food: There are lots of vitamins and nutrients that can be cooked out of foods. To avoid that, add some raw foods to your diet. Raw foods can be anything from fruits to veggies to even fish. once you start to add these raw foods to your diet, you’ll see how quickly your skin tightens up.
Lean protein: Adding lean protein to your diet will also help tighten skin after weight loss, it helps build lean muscle, which will make you appear more toned. Lean protein also contains the collagen and other nutrients your skin needs to stay elastic, consuming lean protein after a workout will help boost the muscle-building effect.