How To Get Rid Of Loose Skin After Weight Loss

May 5, 2011

Health & Motivation

Losing a lot of weight fast – 50 to 100 pounds or more – leads to a lot of loose skin. I know your goal for losing weight is looking good. But all that excess skin rains on your weight loss success parade. Here is how you can get rid of loose skin after you lose weight fast.

The first thing you should do is wait it out. Your skin needs more time shrink. Congratulations on your fast fat melting abilities but getting the body you wanted will take a little more longer.

get-rid-of-loose-skin.jpgThe time in which you skin will shrink depends on your age, genes, how much weight you lost, if you are a smoker or not, what you eat and sun exposure. Let me explain.

As you get older you skin loses its elasticity. How fast your skin loses its elasticity with time depends on your genes. Look at your parents to get a clear picture if you have good or bad skin elastic genes.

The amount of weight you lose will also determine how much excess skin you have now. The more weight you lose the more time it will take for your skin to shrink. In some cases it might never happen, and more extreme solutions are required – plastic surgery.

Smoking was linked to speeding up the aging process of human skin. So if you are a smoker, try and stop for the good of your skin. Also excess sun exposure damages the skin, reducing its elasticity.

Your diet is very important. What you eat determines if your skin gets all the nutrients it requires to repair itself. To help your skin keep its elasticity make sure you drink plenty of water and fluids. Also make sure your diet is rich in high quality proteins, minerals, vitamins (especially vitamin C and E).

To help you get rid of the loose skin faster try doing some muscle toning exercises. This will help tuck your skin in and develop your muscles at the same time. Maybe even build some muscles to help stretch the extra skin.

In case all fails – after waiting for 1 whole year for your skin to shrink itself – you can opt for plastic surgery. The procedure isn’t pleasant at all, it costs a lot but it gets the job done. Please use it as a last resort.

The best way to avoid having lots of loose skin after weight loss, is to lose weight slowly. Don’t lose weight fast.1-2 pounds a week is recommended to avoid all the troubles with loose skin. By losing weight slowly your body can adjust itself, and shrink your skin at the same time while burning fat. At the end of the process you will have a killer body.

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