Figuring out how to tighten loose skin can be quite the wild goose chase. Every health and fitness guru on the scene has an opinion on what actually works.
Unfortunately, no two bodies are exactly alike, so this will be a process of trial and error.
Your body may respond well to just exercise, while others may have to exercise, diet, exfoliate, use supplements and exfoliate 30 times each day.
OK, maybe that's a bit extreme, but you get the gist.
Do not diet without exercise. That is the absolute worst thing you can do if you're trying to tighten loose skin.
Make sure to do strength training in addition to your cardio routine, and always work the antagonist muscles. Keep your workout well balanced.
Exercise tones the skin as well as your muscles, so you don't want to skip out on that gym time.
1. Cleanse your skin daily. There are plenty of products on the market, but try to use the most natural cleanser to avoid unnecessary chemicals.
2. Exfoliate. If you're not sure what that is, there are plenty of videos on YouTube that can walk you through it.
3. Tone, tone, tone. I can't stress this enough. Tone the skin at least twice each day to decrease your chances of having loose skin after weight loss. When you're in the shower, alternate the temperature of the water between hot and cold.
4. Moisturize everyday. Natural oils like shea butter, olive oil, and almond butter are great for your skin.
You can also use moisturizing creams; Nivea's Skin Firming Lotion is fab!
Dry skin brushing has a plethora of health benefits. Not only does it help tighten loose skin, it also:
Remember to skin brush before showering, and always brush in the direction of your heart. Use a natural bristle brush, and never brush broken skin. Also try to avoid brushing before bed, as it may interrupt your slumber.
Do this at least once each day.
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Water will keep your skin young and vibrant. It definitely plays a critical role in the anti-aging crusade.
There are terrible consequences that come along with dehydration that drastically affect the appearance of your skin.
When your body's dehydrated, it takes water from your skin first. Dry, worn skin can't possibly have the elasticity necessary to tighten with your weight loss.