Our skin is a wonderfully resilient organ.It stretches as our body grows, and is able to shrink as we become smaller or lose weight. After large amounts of weight loss, skin can be stretched so far that it becomes difficult to bring it back to its normal shape. Fortunately, skin can be tightened without surgery. Although it will take time, it will be worth the effort in the end.
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Things you need
- Firming gel or lotion
- Collagen cream
Start a daily exercise routine. Aerobic exercises are best for tightening skin, and cardio exercises should be done daily as well in order to keep your heart healthy. Exercise helps to build tone in your muscles and remove fat from under the skin.
Drink 8 to 10 glasses of water daily. Water is an amazing hydrater, and hydrated skin is the most elastic. Dry skin can cause skin to lose elasticity, causing loose, sagging skin.
Apply a firming gel or lotion to your skin on a daily basis. Some lotions contain ingredients that help to repair skin and moisturise, increasing elasticity.
Do push-ups if your skin is sagging around your breast area. Push-ups will help to firm the chest muscles, making your breasts appear fuller and feel more firm.
Complete two sets of three different neck rolls each day if your neck skin is sagging. Do 15 "yes" movements, where you nod your head as though in agreement. Do 15 "no" movements as though you are shaking your head "no", and then do 15 neck rolls where you roll your head in circular motions. Do these slowly when you wake up in the morning and before you go to sleep at night.
Exfoliate daily. Exfoliating removes dead skin cells and allows skin to repair itself naturally and more easily.
Use a collagen cream on your body. Collagen creams will help "fill" the skin, making it appear more firm, and will also increase the elasticity of your skin.
Consider laser skin tightening. This procedure is non-invasive and can remove scar tissue, fix uneven skin tone, and catalyse the collagen building process, creating firmer skin.
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