Have you busted your butt for months and months to lose weight only to be left with handfuls of ugly loose skin?
Do you want to know once and for all what it takes to tighten this skin and show off that new body you’ve worked so hard for?
Sagging, loose or floppy skin is a common feature that you experience after rapid weight loss. It happens when you focus more on your weight loss programme via dieting without proper physical exercise routine. Your skin fails to catch up with rapid weight loss and results in a saggy and wrinkled mass.
The skin mostly loses its elasticity in upper arms, neck and chin area, thighs and stomach. Ideally you can maintain a firm skin while losing weight by striking a balance between your diet and exercise, but if you have failed to do so there are still many ways to tighten loose skin after weight loss.
Regular exercise is the most effective way to tighten skin after weight loss. If you have not indulged in any kind of physical exercise while dieting, it is quite normal to have a loose skin after weight loss. To firm up the skin start with brisk walks to stimulate blood circulation and to tone up the muscles. Increase the duration and speed of walking gradually to build up the stamina.
Aerobic exercises like swimming and jogging will help to speed up the process and give you a firm and toned skin after weight loss. Stretching exercises will increase flexibility and help to reduce stiffness in the body. Stretching exercises also reduce skin wrinkles and make it soft, smooth and supple.
Strength training exercises such as bicep curls, squatting and lunges will tighten the sagging skin in upper arms, calves and thigh areas.
Do yoga asanas especially Surya Namaskar for complete workout. Surya Namaskar works on each and every part of the body and will tighten the loose and floppy skin effectively.
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 your skin and certainly helps with the elasticity of such.
Massage is essential for a firm and toned skin after weight loss. Massage your body with good massage oil like coconut, sesame or mustard oil to tighten loose skin. It helps to keep the skin well moisturised and reduces the visibility of wrinkles. With regular massage you will be able to firm up loose skin effectively.
Use a body scrub made with wheat husk, gram flour, walnut powder and milk and use it once a week for exfoliation. It will remove dead cells and will rejuvenate the skin while tightening loose skin.
There are numerous skin creams available in the market that helps to reduce wrinkles and stretch marks that occur after weight loss. These creams also help to tone up the muscles and improve elasticity of the skin. Massage the affected areas with any of the creams to tighten loose skin.
While exercising keep yourself well hydrated by drinking 8-10 glasses of water every day, to maintain the moisture level of the skin. A dry skin looks more saggy and dehydrated. It also results in wear and tear up of varicose veins that show in form of blue or purple spider lines on your thighs or buttocks.
Eat lots of citrus fruits as it contains vitamin C. Vitamin C helps to retain the youthfulness of the skin. You can successfully tighten loose skin after weight loss by following the above mentioned ways.