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How To Tighten Loose Skin After Weight Loss
1. Slow and steady weight loss. Shedding the pounds too quickly does not give your skin enough time to adapt to your smaller form. Muscle is also lost along with fat during crash diets or extremely accelerated weight loss programs, which leads to even less structural support for your skin. Most experts suggest that you lose no more than one to two pounds a week for healthy, sustainable weight loss.
2. Stay hydrated. Not only is getting enough water helpful on a weight loss journey, but being hydrated helps maintain skin elasticity. Water helps flush out the toxins released during fat loss and is necessary to maintain regular fluid levels which helps circulation to the skin. While experts argue over the importance of water in hydration of the skin, they all agree that dehydration can have a severe negative impact on your skin.
3. Eat lots of protein. Skin relies on elastin and collagen to keep its shape. Protein-rich foods contain the building blocks necessary to build collagen and elastin that helps maintain elasticity. A recent study also showed that dietary gelatin improved skin elasticity, so consuming foodstuffs high in gelatin (like bone broth, tendons, short ribs) may benefit skin tone. Another study showed that selenium (found in salmon, brazil nuts and seafood), zinc (oysters, red meat), vitamin C (oranges, lemons, spinach) can also boost elasticity in skin.
Skin care suggestions
Whether you are trying to prevent baggy skin from developing, or are trying to ameliorate an existing loose skin situation, taking the time to nourish and care for you skin is a necessary step. A warm bath with sea salts and minerals can improve skin tone. Skin tightening creams containing hyaluronic acid can improve hydration and moisture-retention in skin, a must for supple, smooth skin. Vitamin C, vitamin E and vitamin A are all excellent skin enhancers and can increase collagen and elastin formation in the skin.
Ensuring that you have taut, toned muscles under the skin can also help improve the appearance of tautness. Here are a few suggested exercises targeting abdominal and upper arm areas, two spots on the body that many people often experience a lack of tone.
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