How to Tighten Loose Skin After Losing Weight

Weight Loss-Chispa MagazineIt has more than likely taken many months or years of dieting and exercising to lose weight, so you can finally feel happier in your own skin. Unfortunately, you might be struggling with loose skin or excess fat, which never seem to disappear no matter how hard you try. We are therefore providing helpful advice on how to tighten loose skin after losing weight.

Drink More Water
Drinking water not only prevents dehydration and improves your health, but it can also tighten your skin for a smoother complexion. Try to drink a minimum of six glasses of water each day to improve your skin’s elasticity.

Moisturize Daily
We recommend using a moisturizer that contains vitamin E, as it can improve your skin’s moisture and aid skin cell growth. What’s more, it will help you to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Coconut oil also works as a natural moisturizer, which can help you enjoy a radiant complexion whilst tightening your skin.

Perform Abdominal Exercises
Are you struggling with excess skin around your abdominals after losing weight? If so, we recommend performing abdominal exercises a few times each week for 15 to 20 minutes, which can tone your stomach. There are a variety of exercises you can perform in the comfort of your home, such as sit-ups, side bridges, crunches, leg raises and air bikes.

Stay Out of the Sun
Too much sun exposure can negatively impact your skin’s elasticity, so it’s important to stay out of the sunlight when attempting to tone your skin. You should also avoid tanning beds, as the harmful UV rays can dry out your skin and damage your skin cells. If you do spend time in the sun, we recommend using a sun cream and applying a vitamin E moisturizer afterwards.

Use a Sea Salt Scrub
Research has found that sea salt scrubs can aid blood flow to the skin, which can support skin tightening gradually. You should therefore use a sea salt scrub in the shower each day, and you may notice a difference to your skin within a couple of weeks.

Consider Coolsculpting
Do you have a stubborn fat deposit that refuses to budge? If so, consider Coolsculpting Tacoma to say goodbye to the problem area once and for all. It is a non-invasive alternative to liposuction, which targets excess fat using a cooling device. The device chills the area to a safe temperature to perish the cells, and you will see a significant change within weeks. It’s an ideal solution for excess fat below the chin, abdominals, waistline and thighs.

Regular Weight Resistance Training
Weight resistance training can create a stronger layer of muscle beneath the skin, which will allow you to enjoy a more toned appearance. To experience the benefits, it’s recommended to perform weight resistance training three times a week. The exercise is ideal for people who have considerably dropped their calorific intake, as they will also lose muscle. Rebuilding your body’s muscles will therefore help you to tighten your skin.

Photo by Ricardo Estefânio

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Paola Ramirez

Paola Ramirez

Managing Editor at Chispa Magazine
Based out of beautiful and sunny Miami, Paola Ramirez has been involved in the journalism industry for 12 years now. As one of our Managing Editors, she is our go-to-girl for fact-checking and discovering what is new and trending. Her passion of beauty, health, fitness, and fashion is what turns on her "Chispa"!

Paola Ramirez

Based out of beautiful and sunny Miami, Paola Ramirez has been involved in the journalism industry for 12 years now. As one of our Managing Editors, she is our go-to-girl for fact-checking and discovering what is new and trending. Her passion of beauty, health, fitness, and fashion is what turns on her "Chispa"!