Cellulite, loose skin, dimpled skin… whatever you call it, loose skin is still loose skin and that is both a burden and an eye sore. If you’ve undergone major weight loss recently and you notice a bit of dimpled skin hanging around…
Worry no more for we give you 5 ways how to get rid of loose skin after losing weight, sans surgery.
Even though hitting your weight goal is a reason to party, cellulite is one ugly side effect as the elastic components of the skin can sag and appear loose. But the skin is a living organ which can be reshaped and changed just like it did when you gained weight.
5 Ways to Tighten and Tone Loose Skin
(1) Stay Hydrated
Drink water to improve your skin’s elasticity. Take at least 2 liters of water every day. Bring a water bottle with you throughout the day so you’ll be reminded to drink up.
Consume foods with high water content which not only keeps you hydrated but also helps you stay full longer.
(2) Eat Well
Foods rich in collagen and elastin can tighten skin after weight loss. These protein-rich foods both contain these 2 ingredients:
Toxins leave the body through the skin, damaging it on the way out. Add raw foods to your diet as well. These are perfect sources of antioxidants which grab-on to toxins.
(3) Do Body Toning Exercises
Weight loss can also mean loss of muscle mass. You need to build muscle to give the extra skin something to attach to as it regenerates. Do a combination of cardio, strength and flexibility workouts at least 20 minutes per day, 3 times a week as these routines are very effective in getting rid of cellulite. Don’t forget to do aerobics as well for burning fats.
(4) Take Care of Your Skin
Nourish and care for your skin. Exfoliating and moisturizing should be at the top of your body care routine to help tighten skin after weight loss as skin is still continually being renewed.
We recommend this 2-step body care programme:
Step 1: Body Buffing Scrub
A scrub with jojoba beads (enhances the body’s exfoliation process) that cleanses and exfoliates the skin, allowing fresh, softer, smoother and healthier-looking skin to emerge while reducing loose skin.
*Apply with a gentle circular motion to problem areas especially hips and thighs until skin feels clean and smooth. Rinse off.
Step 2: Body Contouring Creme
A fresh-smelling anti cellulite crème with Gingko biloba extract and fruit acids to help increase the skin’s firmness, texture and tone reducing the appearance of dimpled skin after weight loss.
*Apply this product on problem areas in the morning and evening to help improve the skin’s elasticity and reduce orange-peel look of the skin.
Note: For optimal results, use Body Buffing Scrub and Body Contouring Creme together.
(5) Wait It Out
Your skin may not rebound immediately so be patient. Remember that it may take a little time for your skin to tighten to the new you so be kind to yourself and your body during this time.
Don’t just decide to have surgery to tighten skin after weight loss. Try these methods first and you’ll see that they may be just as effective!
Rooting for you,
~ The HSO Team ~