- PRACTICE YOGA:
Yoga will help you relieve stress, be more flexible, lose weight, and can even help your skin rebound after weight loss!
The key with yoga, and any other regimen for that matter, is to start off slow.
Within a few weeks, you’ll be surprised how much more flexible you, and your skin, can be.
There are tons of yoga classes that you can take or you can even start to do it at home!
- RAW FOODS:
There are a lot of vitamins and nutrients that can be cooked out of foods.
To avoid that, why not add in some raw foods to your diet?
Raw foods can be anything from fruits to veggies to even fish (sushi anyone?).
Once you start to add these raw foods to your diet, you’ll see how quickly your skin tightens up!
- DO CALISTHENICS:
Calisthenics are great for building lean muscle, great for your heart, and they’re even great for tightening skin after weight loss!
Add a round of calisthenics to your weekly routine, three or four times a week, and enjoy the jumping jacks, push-ups, windmills, and more… they can be fun, and they’re helping your skin readjust at the same time.
- LEAN PROTEIN:
Adding lean protein to your diet will also help tighten skin after weight loss.
First of all, it helps build lean muscle, which will make you appear more toned (well, you WILL be more toned!).
But lean protein also contains the collagen and other nutrients your skin needs to stay elastic.
Pro-tip: consuming lean protein after a workout will help boost the muscle-building effect.
- AVOID JUNK FOOD:
Foods that are high in fat are a dieter’s worst nightmare on two fronts.
First, obviously, they can wreck your diet.
Second, they do your skin no favors.
If you’re trying to keep a healthy weight or tighten skin after weight loss, avoid foods that are high in fat.
Even the ones that taste really, really good.
ESPECIALLY the ones that taste really, really good!
Studies have shown that these high fat foods can even be addictive…
so stay away!
- FRUITS & VEGGIES:
The USDA recommends we eat five servings of fresh fruits and veggies every day, to give us nutrients we need and to help us maintain healthy weights.
But did you also know these five servings will help tighten up your skin?
Whether your weight loss is from a pregnancy or you’re doing it just because you want to, adding in these fruits and veggies is the best idea!
The reason they work to help tighten up your skin is because most fruits and veggies have a high water content, which your skin needs to rebound.
- AVOID SULFATES/HARSH SOAPS:
Sulfates are used in lots of body washes, soaps, and shampoos because they’re good, cheap cleansers and they make lush lather.
But sulfates can also over-dry and irritate skin, stripping it of vital moisture and making it less elastic.
If you’re trying to tighten skin after weight loss, shop around for sulfate-free products.
L’Oreal offers a great line, for a very reasonable price.
- DON’T TAN:
The tanning process is horrible for your skin, especially when you’re using a tanning bed to boost your melanin.
You might think it makes your skin look smoother and healthier, but it doesn’t.
Wear sunblock when you’re outdoors, and don’t fake and bake.
You’ll see your skin tighten more quickly, and you’ll also avoid a greater risk of skin cancer
- RINSE AWAY CHLORINE:
Excess chlorine from swimming pools and hot tubs can dry out your skin, making it less elastic, and less likely to rebound after weight loss.
If you swim to keep fit, be sure to shower immediately after, and use cleaners designed to remove chlorine and moisturize your skin.
Also, remember that you don’t need HOT water to rinse chlorine away, use warm water instead, which will also help keep your skin hydrated (hot water can strip away natural oils).
- CASTOR OIL:
Castor oil is another great natural way to tighten up your skin.
But if you combine a little castor oil with some lemon juice or even lavender oil and rub it into your skin, you’ll see your skin start to tighten.
To be honest, this is one of the greatest ways that you can tighten up your skin!
Only use a few tablespoons of castor oil every night and you’ll see a difference!
- ESSENTIAL OILS:
Whether you’ve lost weight because you were pregnant or you just want to get to your goal #weight, tightening up your skin is so important!
Essential oils can really help your skin tighten up, if you are using the right ones!
Lavender essential oil is truly one of the best!
Just a few teaspoons every night along your stomach can work wonders!