When you lose weight quickly, the elastic components in the skin don’t have enough time to adapt to the new shape, which results in loose skin. There are those who consider surgery, but there are natural ways to tighten the skin as well.
Weight loss isn’t the only thing that makes the skin less elastic – poor nutrition, smoking, excessive sun exposure, and dehydration can all affect the skin’s elasticity. Luckily, the skin is a living organ that can return to shape that fits the new figure. Here are the 4 steps that can help you tighten your skin quickly and naturally:
Lose weight at a healthy pace
Excessive amounts of time spent exercising and crash diets shed both fat and muscle, which results in losing the supportive underlying muscular structure that holds skin against the body and the fat as well. This means, there’s nothing to keep the skin stretched out anymore. Thus, it’s best to aim for 1-2 pounds of fat loss per week. Additionally, opt for a weight loss program that activates the lean muscles.
Skin elasticity largely depends on water – it’s a crucial component that keeps the skin “alive”. You should take at least two liters of water a day from both drink and food.
Collagen and elastin are the two components that keep the skin elastic and plump. Protein-rich foods such as cheese, milk, seeds, beans, nuts, fish, and tofu contain elastin and collagen forming components that maintain healthy skin.
Take 100-200 calories of these protein sources, for optimum results, immediately after workout.
Take care of your skin
It’s important to nourish and care for your skin to keep it healthy and in shape. Increase skin circulation and remove dead skin cells with daily exfoliation. A hot bath with sea salts will also do wonders when it comes to improving the skin tone. Additionally, ingredients such as yeast extract, aloe vera, hyaluronic acid,, vitamin E, vitamin C, and vitamin A can increase collagen, so it’s good to have those in some skin tightening formulas that you use.