We want to be fit, we want look good and we want to feel lighter but why don’t we feel perfect even after achieving our weight loss goals? Because of loose, sagging skin. Tightening the skin is a major issue and in order to make that a smoother journey for you, we list 25 effective ways to tighten skin after weight loss:
25. Skin Firming Creams:
Among the many products available in the market that are beneficial to firm the skin, the key is to choose a product that has herbal ingredients, Aloe Vera, Vitamin C and Vitamin E. These constituents are especially important in increasing the collagen in the skin and making it firm and tight.
24. Do not Lose a Lot of Weight Rapidly:
If you have already lost weight and wish to continue with the same exercise routine that helped you say goodbye to your flab, it makes sense to lose more weight gradually than all of sudden. This will definitely prevent your skin from sagging and becoming loose.
23. Cut down on Sun Exposure:
To be able to retain its elasticity and flexibility, the skin needs to be nurtured and nourished. Part of this effort involves avoiding too much sun. So get out those hats, sunglasses and umbrellas!
22.Scrub, Scrub and Scrub!
Mineral and salt scrubs are a perfect solution to the problem at hand because they improve blood circulation drastically. This also means that the skin is nourished more thoroughly. No wonder these scrubs are a favourite among those aspiring for tight skin!
21. Collagen Cream:
Collagen creams are an advanced and better version of skin firming creams. Those that are specifically designed to deal with loose and sagging skin are most effective. However, before you try these expensive products, it is advisable to take a second opinion from a family member who may have tried it before.
A massage is a perfect therapy, especially for new mothers who are trying to lose their sagging skin soon after pregnancy. Massages not only relax you but also help firm the skin by improving blood circulation!
A spa wrap gives a holistic kind of therapy to your body. The various essential oils and substances that they use to treat your skin, often come with the benefit of tightening it. With the perfect de-stress appointment, you have more than one reason to pay a monthly visit to the spa!
18. Weight Training:
It is almost always taken for granted that once you have lost weight, you don’t leave working out even if you reduce the intensity and frequency of the exercises. Weight training being best suited for toning the skin, is the perfect addition to your follow-up or maintenance exercise routine!
17. Drink Water:
Make sure that you drink at least eight to ten glasses of water daily because your skin is bound to sag if there is very little water that goes in to your body. Think of your skin as a flower that wilts when it is not watered regularly and you’ll know what we mean!
Drinking water is essential because it hydrates the skin from within but sometimes, it is also necessary to hydrate the skin from the outside. Opt for a moisturiser that has Vitamin E or for coconut oil since both have nutrients that the skin needs for tightening.
Yoga is a very general term so when it comes to skin tightening, let us narrow it down for you. Yoga can be incorporated into your daily regime as a warm up and cool down stretching session. This helps to stretch out the sagging fat over a larger area and even spreads it!
14. Eat Raw and Healthy:
Cooking styles vary from household to household. The common thread among them, however, is the fact that cooking food often results in the destruction of essential nutrients and vitamins. Since nourishment is an important aspect when it comes to skin tightening, it is advisable to eat as many raw fruits and vegetables as possible.
13. Go the Calisthenic Way:
Calisthenics are a set of exercises that are extremely fun and beneficial to do when it comes to toning the loose skin. They build lean muscle without bulking you up too much and are extremely good for the heart too!
12. Add Lean Protein to your Diet:
Lean protein is the perfect post workout nutrient that you can have. Collagen and other nourishing components make it amazingly beneficial when it comes to creating lean muscle and toning the skin.
11. Say goodbye to fried food and junk:
Fried food and junk food is a nightmare for those who have recently lost weight and this is because there is the chance of gaining those pounds back. Secondly, such food is your skin’s worst enemy ever. It results in skin outbursts and additional sagging layers so it is best to steer clear of it!
1o. Natural Fruits and Vegetables:
Fruits and vegetables are your best bet when it comes to skin tightening and this is true for two reasons. Firstly, seasonal fruits and vegetables are completely natural and have a variety of nutrients. Secondly, they have a lot of water content that can hydrate the skin and tone it up! So ensure that you add around three to four servings of fruits and veggies to your daily diet.
9. No harsh soaps:
When we say harsh soaps, we primarily mean those soaps that are filled with sulphates. Sulphates are a major selling point because they clean effectively and lather easily but they strip the skin of its hydration and leave it sagging and dehydrated. So even though more lather seems like more cleaning, now you know that it is best not to use harsh soaps if you are trying to tighten your skin.
8. Run away from a tan:
A tan is not merely a change in the colour and complexion of your skin, it changes the compositional properties of the skin too. This means that a tan, whether natural or fake, can result in loose skin. So if you are planning a foreign vacation, avoid beaches and tropical countries.
7. No chlorine exposure:
Swimming pool chlorine can adversely affect your skin tightening goals. It is important to reduce chlorine exposure and if swimming is the key to your weight loss, ensure that you shower well after your swim to rid your skin of all the chlorine.
6. Do not take hot showers:
If you are in the habit of taking long hot showers and baths, stop doing it right away. Though these can be relaxing, they strip your body of important natural oils and thus, cold or warm showers are a safer bet for you.
5. Lemon Juice and Castor Oil:
Lemon Juice and Castor Oil make a good combination for making a skin tightening potion, especially with the addition of lavender oil. Use this every night and you are bound to see results in a week!
4. Essential Oils:
Essential oils are rich in nutrients and work wonders for the skin. Some, like the lavender oil, are effective even in the first attempt! Just rub a little of it on the desired skin area and see the results in the blink of an eye!
3. Soy and Aloe Vera:
Soy Protein and Aloe Vera both can be used for external application and internal consumption too. They can be applied on the skin areas as a gel or a cream in conjunction and separately consumed as part of the diet or as a juice.
2. Make a Paste:
Using ingredients at your home, you can make a skin tightening paste! All you have to do is mix sugar, milk and mashed fruits like papayas, grapes and berries (of any kind) and apply it to your skin. The result is, of course, tight and toned skin!
1. Astringent made at Home:
Honey, rosemary and witch hazel can be mixed together to make a home-made astringent that can be easily applied on the affected areas. So if you are looking for a boon for your loose skin woes, look no further!
Now you know the secret to a gorgeous and healthy skin after weight loss. So get into your favourite outfit without any inhibitions and apprehensions because your toned and tight skin is here to stay!