Loose and sagging skin can be annoying to say the least. Especially after weight loss. You have worked so hard to lose belly fat and get the body you always wanted and now you have this blanket of loose skin hanging down. It makes you almost want to scream. In some very severe cases surgery is the only option to remove loose skin, but often if you follow the right steps one just have patience you can tighten the sagging skin without surgery
The first step in tightening the loose skin is to understand what makes it sag in the first place. Skin is an organ. It is incredibly resilient. Skin is designed to stretch as the body grows and shrinks as we get less. This is the first indication that it may be possible to tighten loose skin mothers natural way without the risk of surgery. Very severe cases of loose sagging skin can actually require a surgical procedure, but first try the natural way. Understand that it may take some time to implement tight skin again, but it is far better to avoid surgery if possible. If you have experienced rapid weight loss, such as weight loss surgery tighten excess skin can not be an easy task. It will require hard work and lifestyle changes. In addition, please be patient. Your skin does not extend overnight, and you will not tighten it overnight.
If you are just beginning your weight loss journey there are things you can do to prevent large amounts of sagging skin in the first place. Try to lose weight slowly. This allows the skins elasticity to keep up with weight loss. In addition, when you lose weight quickly and without proper amounts of exercise can lose muscle tone. Muscle function in a propeller prevent skin from becoming loose and hanging.
Now if it is after the fact and you notice already loose skin there are things you can do to improve it. Begin a daily exercise program. Aerobic and cardio exercises are best. Ab crunches and sit ups are good, but even if you just walk 30 minutes a day you will see improvement. Exercise helps tighten loose skin there are two ways. It helps to buid muscle tone, and it will complete bury any leftover excess fat under the skin. Sometimes even though we have reachd our goal weight is still fat deposits under the skin. Deposits of fat pathways in the skin down preventing it from tightening up.
Drink lots of water. Keeping your skin well hydrated is crucial in improving skin elasticity. If you are not properly hydrated your skin will not have “Bounce Back” that it once had.
It is also beneficial to apply moisturizer to your skin daily. Keeping the skin moist will help to increase the elasticity as well.
Basically just healthy living. Eat a balanced diet, drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration, and exercise daily. If you follow these steps you should start to notice improvement, but remember to be patient. Tightening loose skin can take time. Meanwhile enjoy weight loss achievement. Be proud of yourself even what improvements you’ve already done. Do not be hard on yourself because there is work still to be done. After all Rome was not built in one day!