The skin is very elastic during younger years so children who are still growing do not need to worry about firming up the skin.
When a patient gets older, the elasticity of the skin weakens and often causes sagging especially after sudden weight loss.
The areas that are susceptible in having sagging skin after losing weight include the abdomen, thighs, and arms.
These are the areas where weight tends to accumulate during weight gain.
There are several ways in firming up the skin. Some of these can be used independently and provide effective results while others need to be combined with other ways to fully achieve a firmer look.
Firm up Skin after Weight Loss
Work-out the Muscles. For patients who are planning to lose weight, it is essential to tighten the muscles to prevent the skin from sagging. Working the muscles out can be done by proper exercise and maintaining a healthy diet while trying to lose weight. There are also strength training exercises that can help firm up skin after weight loss.
Check Lifestyle Habits. How the skin looks and how healthy it is depends greatly on how a patient eats and behaves in a daily basis. To avoid sagging skin, it is best to maintain a healthy diet rich in fiber and go with an active and stress-free lifestyle.
Firming Lotions and Creams. There are several lotions and creams that can help firm up sagging skin. These lotions have formulations that enhance the production of collagen which helps in making the skin elastic. These lotions and creams also help in erasing cellulite.
Cosmetic Procedures. Most doctors recommend these procedures as a last resort to prevent risks factors from happening to their patients. Popular procedures include liposuction, lifts and tucks, laser therapy and more.
Firm up Skin Natural Way
Exercise. Resistant and strength training exercises like lifting weights are some of the best forms of exercise that can help firm up the skin. These exercises do not only increase muscle mass or tighten the muscles but also promotes good circulation of the blood which also helps in firming the skin.
Eat foods that multiply collagen in the body. Some of the best examples of these foods include cucumbers, spinach, rose hip, pig’s trotters, and sulfur-rich cloves and garlic.
Eating food and taking supplements that are rich in vitamins A, B, C, E. These vitamins have antioxidants that help destroy free radicals that wear the body out and decrease collagen levels. These can also help in making the skin look healthy and smooth.
Massages and Mud Wraps. These procedures help in good blood circulation and promoting elasticity in the skin.
Skin Firming Lotions, Oils, and Creams.
Wearing body –hugging or form-fitting clothes like corsets.