First of all, congratulations on losing all that weight. Now it’s time to get rid of loose skin an tighten it with these simple tips.
Since you’re reading this article, I suppose you’re not too happy about the loose skin that stayed over. We’ll get rid of it, don’t worry.
When most people begin their weight loss journey, the skin is the last thing on their mind. Usually, you should treat your skin as you drop from size to size.
Not many people know this or even how to go about it. Mostly because, traditionally, weight is lost over a period of time. That period of time between your transition allows for the skin, blessed with elasticity, to naturally do its job.
But depending on what size you were, how long you were that size, and the speed of your weight loss, the skin can become overwhelmed.
As a result, it may not cooperate as fast as you want it to. Thus, leaving you to deal with the looseness at the time when you should be enjoying your new body.
Given time, the elasticity of your skin may improve, yet sadly, sometimes sagginess can latch on forever. So then, you may not have a choice but to join others who have owned theirs unabashedly.
Nevertheless, if having loose skin makes you feel embarrassed and withdrawn, you’re not alone. Thankfully, there are options available, and soon your new body will find expression.
5 Ways To Get Rid Of Loose Skin
The first remedy on people’s mind is through surgical means. As a matter of fact, a lot of surgeons support this approach. But, is it more for your benefit, or theirs?
All over the internet, I see a few articles saying that it simply cannot be done except through surgical means. But, that’s not quite true.
There are ways that you can improve skin elasticity without resorting to surgery. Science, clinical research, and testimonies of people support these non-surgical means.
Although, depending on certain factors, your results might not be perfect. Nonetheless, you will definitely like what you see in the mirror.
So, without further ado, here are natural ways you can rid your saggy, loose skin.
1. Avoid Sun Exposure
Too much sun exposure can reduce skin elasticity and, worse, it could damage the skin.
You should avoid the sun, especially since you want to retain as much collagen as you can to firm up your skin.
Choose confidence-boosting men’s workout clothes to hide your skin from the sun rays. They’ll also motivate you to continue your workout sessions.
2. Prioritize Protein
We all know protein and what it does. It is a very essential nutrient for building and repairing tissues in your body. And did you know your skin is a living tissue?
Simply put, your bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, blood, etc. cannot be built without protein. It’s an important growth and body maintenance component.
Make certain that protein is the major part of your macronutrients.
3. Prioritize Fruit And Vegetables
Like they say “a beautiful skin starts from the inside out.” It’s a scientific fact that when you’re unhealthy on the inside, it reflects on the outside, and sadly, by outside, it means ‘skin’.
Eating a generous amount of fruits and vegetables will nourish your body with important minerals, vitamins, as well as plant chemicals.
These components help with cell regeneration and collagen production. Fruits and vegetables also flush unwanted materials from your body and rid it of oxides and harmful toxins.
Furthermore, they play a major part in the prevention of diseases, therefore, causing your skin to glow.
s a matter of fact, I don’t know of any natural skin solution that doesn’t, one way or another, involve fruits and vegetables.
4. Always Stay Hydrated
You should love water more than you love yourself. Always stay hydrated in order for your skin to enjoy radiance and glow.
5. Ditch Smoking And Drinking
If you smoke, it’s time to consider quitting. Smoking affects skin elasticity with its active components ‘carbon monoxide’, which displaces skin oxygen, and ‘nicotine’, which reduces blood flow in the skin, causing dryness and discoloration. It’s also an enemy of Vitamin C (which prevents skin damage).
Alcohol, on the other hand, dehydrates the skin and the entire body. You should avoid alcohol and nicotine intake since they go against your goal.
It is important to note that while attempting any of these remedies, you’ll need to exercise a generous amount of patience. Unfortunately, your loose skin won’t disappear overnight.
However, with consistent effort, as well as patience, you are soon to kiss all your loose skin goodbye.