It always feels good and gives you a great sense of accomplishment. Unfortunately, it also usually gives you sagging skin. It just stands to reason that when there’s less fat under your skin than before you lost weight that it’s going to hang loose and need some serious shrinking/tightening up. There are a number of natural ways for increasing your skin’s elasticity, as well as tightening those areas in need of it. The end result will usually depend on your total overall weight loss, as well as how long your skin was stretched before the weight loss, and of course, your age. So, here are ten natural methods for getting the best shrink for your skin after you’ve lost some weight:
10 Ways to Naturally Tighten Your Shrink Skin After Weight Loss
Losing weight is a wonderful thing, whether you're male or female, young or old, in good shape or not-so-good shape.
1. Better Hydration
When you drink plenty of water, it will not only improve your health but will also assist your skin in becoming much smoother, tighter, and looking more radiant. It’s recommended that you drink six or more glasses of water each day. Hydration is fabulous for your skin and also aids in increasing elasticity.
Slim woman measuring her thin waist
Using a moisturizer that contains vitamin E will help your skin with staying nice and moist. In turn, this will allow for the growth of new skin cells. In addition, it minimizes wrinkles. Also, coconut oil functions as a natural moisturizer with the added benefit of its antibacterial properties for soothing your skin, so slather some on. It's often used in all kinds of body lotions and creams, but it can also be used straight out of the coconut oil jar for extra moisturizing results.
3. Using A Sea Salt Scrub
Research has shown that this can assist with blood flowing to the skin, thereby tightening it up. There are plenty of DIY Sea Salt Scrubs, as well as those available in stores and online today.
4. Being Patient
It’s important to bear in mind that, if you’ve lost some pretty substantial weight, it may be difficult for your skin to go back to its pre-weight-loss elasticity right away, so be patient and don’t get frustrated. Also, be aware that what happens to work well for other people might not be working for you. Try a variety of methods or a combination of them for tightening your skin to discover what works for you.
5. Monitoring Your Weight Loss
You might find that it’s time to take a break from losing weight and give your skin a chance to adjust to your weight loss. When you keep losing weight quickly, your skin has a tendency toward losing more elasticity.
6. Trying Weight Resistance Training
It will not only strengthen your muscles but create a new muscle layer underneath your skin and your skin then becomes tighter. The recommended number of days per week for strength training is three (i.e. every other day) for max benefits for both your skin and your muscles.
7. Stomach Toning Exercises
Undoubtedly, your stomach has some seriously stretched skin, so you should tighten that area as much as possible. Try some ab exercises, like crunches, sit-ups, and leg raises.
8. Enjoying a Massage
Everybody loves a massage, so go out get one either weekly or bi-weekly. They can aid in increasing blood circulation, which is quite beneficial for your skin. You can also do this yourself or with your partner.
9. Limiting Sun Exposure
Too much of it can seriously hamper your skin’s elasticity and that includes tanning beds, too. All of those rays, as well as chlorinated water, can seriously damage the skin cells. Shower after sunbathing or swimming and be sure to apply plenty of aloe vera moisturizers, whether DIY or commercial.
10. Visualizing Tighter Skin
Visualization isn’t really magic but you can gain a certain amount of magical power by envisioning what you want. If you’ve ever read the bestseller, The Secret, you probably know all about visualization. So, see yourself with tighter skin for a little mental boost to your overall efforts.