5 Steps To Tighten Your Skin Post Weight Loss

By: Niharika Choudhary
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So, finally you have achieved your "Herculean Task". Yes, we are talking about your biggest accomplishment - Weight Loss.

Mission 'Weight loss' rules our lives. Like all our other desires of getting a job, owning a house, starting a family, etc, even losing weight has become one of the most desired goals.

All of us are different and so are our body's metabolism.

As per the definition, "Metabolism is the chemical processes that occur within a living organism in order to maintain life".

Some people have a higher metabolic rate, so we see whatsoever and how much so ever they eat and whatever be their lifestyle, these people never seem to put on weight. They have a sustained weight throughout their lifetime.

Whereas, on the other hand, there are people with a lower metabolism rate. These people have to be very cautious and selective in whatever they eat, they have to workout a lot to shed those extra kilos and maintain a healthy body weight.

So, now that you have worked out so hard and have sweated out all that fat, there are chances that you might be having trouble with all that loose skin post your weight loss.

So, it's time you have a look at some of these tips mentioned in this article that'll help you tighten your post weight-loss skin.

Keep Your Skin Hydrated

Drink a lot of water, more than what you used to drink at the time of your weight loss period. Water will help maintain the elasticity of your skin as well as it will tighten up your skin and make it look more smooth and radiant.

Apart from this, also use a moisturiser rich in vitamin E and sun-protecting agents. Vitamin E boosts the growth of new skin cells. Coconut oil is an excellent source of vitamin E or you can even have certified vitamin E capsules that are available in the market.

 

Monitor Your Weight

Once you have shed those extra kilos, it becomes critical that you also maintain your weight now, so that your skin shrinks into its new size. Join some weight resistance training sessions or classes, as rebuilding your muscles will help in tightening your skin.

Get Massages And Sea Salt Scrubs

A good massage can help increase your blood circulation ultimately, resulting in new cell generation. Use your favourite essential oil and indulge into a good massage session either weekly or bi-weekly.

According to some researchers, sea salt scrubs help in the blood circulation of the skin, which will eventually result in the tightening of the skin over time.

Incorporate Belly-Toning Exercises

Your belly is the most stubborn part of your body, so tightening your tummy area can be a major challenge. Practice belly-toning exercises like crunches, sit-ups, leg raises, air bikes, etc. You can also go for swimming classes or join dance classes to help tighten your belly easily.

It's Not An Overnight Process

Always remember if loosing weight took you so many months, so will tightening up of your skin. Try adapting to your new size till you workout on your skin.

However, your age, the time your skin has remained stretched out and the amount of weight you have lost will finally determine how much time your skin will take to get back its elasticity.

 

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Story first published: Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 6:00 [IST]
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