Many people can’t enjoy the fact that they have lost some weight because then they have loose skin which is really disappointing. However, there is no reason to worry since there are some natural ways that you can use in order to increase your skin’s elasticity and tighten the areas after some period of time. the results you will get in the end will depend on your age, the length of time your skin was stretched and on how much weight you have lost.
Here are some valuable tips on how you can tighten your skin after weight loss:
- Monitor your weight loss.
Your skin will shrink to your new size if you maintain your weight. On the other hand, if you continue losing weight rapidly, your skin will continue losing elasticity.
- Belly Toning Exercises.
Take time and exercise your belly several times in a week in order to tighten the area. You should commit to belly toning exercises like pelvic thrusts, side bridges, sit ups, leg raises, air bike and crunches. All you need is 15 to 20 minutes of your time, 3-5 times per week, and the results will amaze you.
- Get massages.
Visit your masseuse and get a massage once in a week because massaging will help you increase blood circulation that is helpful for your skin. on the other hand, you can also do a massage by yourself or your partner can do it for you as well.
- Increase your water intake.
Drinking a lot of water on a daily basis is necessary because it will help your skin to become smoother, tighter and to look more radiant. Drink at least 6 glasses of water per day.
- Participate in weight resistance training.
Cedric Bryant, chief science officer for the American Council on Exercise claims that strength training strengthens muscles because it creates a layer of muscle underneath the skin. This means that your skin will become tighter. Make sure to perform strength training 3 times per week in order to benefit your muscles and skin.
- Moisturize your skin.
Make sure to use a moisturizer that contains vitamin E in order for your skin to stay moist because this allows for new skin cells to grow. Moreover, if your skin is well moisturized, the wrinkles will be minimized. We suggest you to use coconut oil which is a natural moisturizer and has antibacterial properties that soothe your skin.
- Visualize tight skin.
Envision tight skin to get the better results because it helps. Even professional athletes use the tool visualization in order to help them improve their performances. This works because when you mentally see something, you give more effort to achieve it. If you visualize your skin tight, you will have more desire to eat healthy foods and to exercise.
- Limit your sun exposure.
Limit your time sun bathing because too much time in the sun will have a negative impact on your skin’s elasticity. Moreover, avoid tanning beds as well because the rays will dry your skin and damage the skin cells. Another important thing to mention is that you should stay away from chlorinated water, because the chlorine will dry out and damage the skin cells. You are allowed to bath in chlorinated water for a short period of time, but then make sure to shower and apply a natural moisturizer that has vitamins and Aloe Vera included.
- Sea salt scrubs.
According to some researchers, scrubs with sea salt will help with the blood flow to the skin and as a result the skin will tighten over some period of time. You should use sea salts in a shower each day as you wash and see how your skin looks and feels after some time.
- Be patient.
You should be patient and persistent in your will to make your skin tight. You should also keep in mind that if you have lost many kilograms, your skin’s elasticity may not be able to return to its original elasticity.
As you can see, there are more options which you can use in order to tighten your skin, so just choose the one that suits your body and skin and start right now.