Reducing Excess Skin After Losing Weight

Recently, I have been asked about loose skin and the best way to control it. Getting in shape is an incredible way to build your self-esteem and drastically improve your overall health. For some, however, the achievement of weight loss can be somewhat marred by loose skin.

To avoid this, you should make sure you have a solid exercise and nutrition plan in place. Although there are products that claim they can reduce the appearance of loose skin, their results are minimal and people often turn to surgery. Before taking this step, consider the following simple steps:

Tightening Skin After Weight Loss.

1. Lose weight gradually.

To begin, find out what percentage of your weight comes from fat. This can usually be done at the gym as part of their membership. After that, you can create a plan to steadily lower your weight and improve the appearance of your skin. To do this, focus on toning your muscles and lowering fat levels. If needed, speak to a gym or a personal trainer to help you put together a plan that fits your needs.

2. Get enough vitamins and minerals.

Make sure you are eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, as these contain essential vitamins and minerals. Vitamin C is needed for the production of collagen and Vitamin A and E can work as antioxidants to protect your cells from free radical damage. Taking a multivitamin supplement can also help.

3. Exfoliate daily.

Exfoliating will help remove dead skin cells and increase circulation to the affected areas. Additionally, there are services (such as massage) at top spas and salons that improve your lymphatic system and circulation.

4. Use Aloe Vera, Soy Protein and Yeast Extract.

These substances can encourage elasticity in your skin, by aiding in the production of collagen and elastin and boosting your skin's natural defenses.

5. Drink plenty of water.

Dehydration can cause your cells to become saggy and wrinkly, so make sure to drink plenty of water to keep them taut.

It takes time, perseverance, and willpower to reach your goals, but it will be worth it in the end!

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