How to naturally tighten loose skin after weight loss?
You wanted to lose weight and had a target in your mind, which you have hit, but are still not happy because you had expected to have a fit and toned body. Instead, you are looking at loose and saggy skin, and all your dreams of wearing slim fit clothes have been washed away, even after having gone through rigorous workouts and those fad diets. Worry not; we are going to give you some tips on how you can naturally tighten your skin. Having a toned body needs a lot of patience and you will have to keep working hard and be patient at the same time. So here we go:
1 Monitor weight loss
You have been working hard enough and have lost significant pounds off your body, but you may need to slow down a bit. When you keep losing fat, your skin starts to shrink and it needs time to adjust to your new shape. Take some time off and let your skin gain its elasticity.
2 Drink lots of water
Water will not only be helpful in improving your overall health, it will also work wonders for your skin. It will help in making your skin smoother, tighter and will also give a healthy glow. Being hydrated will help in regaining the elasticity of skin, so try to drink at least 6-8 glasses of water each day. If you can drink more than that, perfect!
3 Go for weight resistance training
Weight resistance and strength training exercises basically strengthen muscles by creating a layer of muscle underneath your skin, and this layer will help in making your skin firm and tight.
You may have lost significant pounds and with that some muscle may have also been lost, so try regaining those muscles as they will help you get a tighter layer of skin. Do strength training exercises at least 3 times a week every other day for best results.
4 Tummy toning exercises
Loose fat around your waistline is the biggest problem you might be facing if you have lost weight recently. This problem can be resolved if you take out time especially to work on that area and do some tummy toning exercises. Do crunches, leg raises, air biking, sit ups, pelvic thrusts and side bridges for optimum results. Try and do these for 15-20 minutes, three to five times a week, and in some weeks you will start seeing the results. So, do them to get rid of that jiggly tummy.
5 Moisturise your skin
Moisturise your skin with a moisturiser containing Vitamin E as it will help in the production of new skin cells and will also keep your skin moist and supple. Moisturising will also help in keeping the wrinkles at bay.
6 Get Massages
Well, who wouldn’t want to feel good by a relaxing and rejuvenating massage and if that can help you in tightening your skin, nothing better than that. Take an appointment with your masseuse, or you can even ask your partner to do this favour, and this way you will get one more benefit from the massage, some quality time with your partner, and of course you can even return the favour. No harm in that. Massages help in better blood circulation and this will help in tightening your skin as well.
7 Sea Salt scrubs
Use sea salt or mineral scrubs every day in your shower and feel the difference. It will not only help in tightening but will also lead to increased blood flow to the skin making it fresh and shiny.
Don’t be disheartened by loose skin for it is the proof of your hard work, try and get back in shape and embrace your body because at the end of the day it’s yours, love it for what it is. Feel good, stay happy and all will fall in place.