When you lose a lot of weight in a short period of time (or maybe longer), the first victim is always the skin. That’s because before you lose the weight the skin is stretched and, after the diet the skin is shrinking and it doesn’t look very nice. That’s why you need to act as fast as you can. Here are a few things that you have to do to tighten your skin after weight loss:
Drink Plenty of Water:
Drinking a lot of water will help your skin to become tighter, smoother, and look more radiant. You need 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.
Try a sea salt scrub:
The sea salt scrubs naturally increase blood flow to your skin, thus encouraging healthy elastin and collagen production – a must if you want your skin to tighten up. Rub some on in the shower or bath at least three times a week, and watch the changes enfold.
If you want to maintain health of the skin is to get regular massages utilizing effleurage movements. This technique of massage helps in improving the blood circulation of the skin. You can either opt for professional massage or do it yourself.
Slather on the cream:
There are many creams and lotions on the market made to tighten and firm the skin by boosting both elastic and collagen production. You need to do a good research and choose a reliable, proven product first. You don’t want to waste money on a phony!
Keep it moisturized:
The moister your skin is, the more easily your new skin cells can grow. To give your skin the best chance at bouncing back, try to keep it moisturized as much as possible. Use a lotion with vitamin E in it, or opt for a smooth coconut oil instead.
Exfoliate your skin:
Exfoliate your skin daily to remove dead skin cells and to increase circulation. There are many kinds 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.
Monitor your weight loss:
It may be time to curb your weight loss just for a bit to allow your skin to get adjusted to the loss. As you maintain your weight, your skin has more of a tendency to shrink to your new size. If you continue to lose weight rapidly, your skin will continue to lose elasticity.
Eat for your skin:
These components will help to keep you skin’s elasticity intact- elastin and collagen. Start by adding protein-rich foods to your diet, like beans, tofu, cottage cheese, milk, fish, seeds and nuts that are great if you want to tighten loose skin. Also add a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables to your list.
You need to take a multivitamin that you fulfill all your nutritional needs while you are restricting your calories to lose weight. The multivitamin you chose should contain all the necessary vitamins such as A, C, E, K and B that are important for the health of the skin. Opt for a formula that contains various minerals such as selenium, zinc and copper too.
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.