What causes loose or sagging skin?
There are many reasons why people will develop loose or sagging skin:-
- Weight loss,
- Lack of elasticity,
- Post pregnancy tummy
- Bariatric surgery patients sometimes suffer with loose and saggy skin.
- Loosening of facial muscles,
- Reduction of collagen
- Photo aging, which means that you spent too much time in the sun without sunblock.
One thing that many people fail to realize is that your skin is an organ of the body.It is not just a layer of skin it is an actual organ which stretches as you grow, but does not always shrink as easily as you do. When you lose weight especially if you do it quickly, then you can be left with sagging skin.
The most common reason for skin which is loose and sagging is because of your age, you can help to prevent this to a certain degree around the face by doing facial exercises on a daily basis. You can find these facial exercises online to help you strengthen your facial muscles. As for other parts of your body, having babies can cause your tummy to sag a little bit. This is all part of having children, but once again you can aid the problem with a routine of exercise and sensible eating.
Another great reason for sagging skin can be weight loss, especially if you have lost weight quickly, bariatric surgery can be a great cause as you will have the surgery and lose weight very quickly, this causes sagging skin because your skin has been stretched too far to spring back into place. The only way to get rid of this is to have more surgery to cut it away. The same can be said for people who have lost a lot of weight through exercise. You will find that many people will feel disappointed by the fact that they have worked so hard to lose weight but they still have a tummy because their skin around their tummy has stretched but not sprang back into place.
So how can you tighten up your loose or sagging skin?
That skin can pose an embarrassing problem if you have lost a lot of it leaving you with enough skin to cover a drum kit. Before you even think about correcting the problem, do not panic. There are a few steps that you can take to aid the problem, starting with some foods which help to burn belly fat and fat in general:-
For starters do not lose your weight too quickly, take your time to lose weight. 3lb a week will be plenty of weight to lose. Yes! It is understandable that you are eager to lose the weight, but it is the speed with which you lose weight that determines how difficult it will be to get rid of the excess skin.
Never skip your breakfast to start with, and eat a breakfast of oats. Oats are said to be very good at burning fat around your midriff. Mid-morning, a snack of almonds is also very beneficial as they too burn off fat.
Moisturize your loosened skin on a daily basis without fail, but even before your skin starts to sag and loosen then moisturize also to keep as much moisture in your skin as possible. While you are sleeping at night, it might be a good idea to wear a long sleeved top and pajamas trousers to ensure that you do not rub off the moisturizer. Also to help with this will be drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day. Not coffee or tea as this will help to dehydrate you which you do not want to happen.
Making good use of a loafer three to four times a week with the aid of a good body scrub will prove beneficial when you are trying to lose your weight and not develop loose sagging skin. The reason for this is that a loafer helps to remove dead skin which encourages the regeneration of skin. This in turn then will aid the tightening of your skin if you continue to do this regular.
Stomach crunches are a good way to help to tighten up the loose skin around your stomach area, but do not go into stomach crunches too heavy handed. You need to work your way up to be slowly. Make sure you warm up before you start the crunches, then only do about five a day at the start. Gradually build up to about 40 or 50 stomach crunches three to four times a week. It is totally unnecessary to do this every day.
Add raw foods for an antioxidant Diet which is rich in antioxidants. You will find that the antioxidants grab onto free radicals which exit your body through your skin believe it or not. A balanced diet which is rich in nutrients is like a luxury treatment for your skin. You skin will improve greatly.
Building up muscle tone can help to get rid of excess skin. Sit ups, stomach crunches, push-ups, plank exercises, kickbacks, lifting weights. Build up your core muscles for a better body definition and tighter skin.
Operation is the only other way to tighten up your skin, such as a tummy tuck. But you should only consider this in extreme circumstances when you have a lot of skin to get rid of. If you only have a little excess skin from 9 months of pregnancy, then your skin will snap back into shape with a little exercise, but if you have been carrying 100lbs extra weight and lost it all then maybe surgery would be your best bet as your skin has an awful lot of snapping back into shape to do and may never get there.
Salt is a great way to help you to lose toxins in your body which can in turn help to prevent your skin sagging and becoming loose. Have a bath once to twice a week in a salt bath to combat your chances of looser skin. All you need is 1/2lb of sea salt in your bath once to twice a week. It helps your skin tone and encourages the toxins to exit your body.
If you are considering surgery, then you should try these methods first. You will take a while to recover from surgery, you do not need any recovery time from these tips.