Let’s face it, weight loss is a brutal and daunting process and it requires a lot of dedication and hard work and eating the right things, but beyond the weight loss, what happens? The excess fat that remains hanging after the weight is gone is something else to consider and think about. Many men and women have struggled with what to do with the excess fat that is left hanging after the actual weight is shed to no avail, so what exactly is the best thing to do with excess fat? If that is a question that you need an immediate answer to then keep reading because these ten tips might help you.
Yes, I am aware that this is just a fancy way to say drink water, but it is true. Drinking water is a great way to get rid of all the loose skin. It may feel like a slow process, but it totally works out in the end, and it is super effective. Drinking water often during the day helps with the elasticity of your skin, so keep drinking (water of course).
Use Enough Sunscreen
With summer approaching, this one might be something to keep in mind. As you go out shopping, kayaking, and everything, remember to cover yourself with enough sunscreen because it will help you and will help to protect your skin’s elasticity as well.
Skin moisturizers contain a great amount of vitamin E and vitamin E is a great way to help your skin to moist, healthy and happy. It will also aid the growth of your skin cells as well and reduce any wrinkles that you may have. Coconut oil is another excellent skin moisturizer, and the wonderful thing about it is that you can find it anywhere.
Eat Skin Friendly Food
Eating skin-friendly food (consistently) is a great way to get rid of the excess fat that accumulates after significant weight loss. They are certain foods that we have that promote elasticity in the skin, and this is because most of these foods contain elastin and collagen which are the two key components that are necessary to keep the skin looking young and taut. Foods that are rich in protein effectively do this and they include beans, tofu, milk, fish and some nuts (walnuts, for example).
Ah, I love massages. They are relaxing and generally just do great things to your body. Regular massages are wonderful for skin care treatment because they help to eliminate the body of toxins and also stimulate blood circulation which does a good deal of good for firming the skin, so if you have not been doing this before now, you definitely need to look into going into the message therapist’s office more. Set more appointments from now on.
Of course, you have to maintain your weight loss regimen even after you have achieved the weight loss. Weight loss is a powerful tool that can help you get one step closer to having the tight skin that you deserve. If you add in this regimen at least four times a week, you will begin to see impressive results. If you are female, using light weights will help to give you a lean body frame if you are scared of getting an over muscular body frame.
Exfoliate Your Skin
There are so many varieties of skin scrubs and exfoliators everywhere that help to remove dead skin cells from the skin on the face. If you consistently use them in the shower, you will notice a significant improvement in the texture of your skin.
Eat it Raw
Yes, it is true that eating fruits and vegetables in their natural state can do amazing things for your skin. It goes back to what I have been saying about elasticity. Raw fruits help your skin with elasticity because they are packed with vitamins and minerals that promote healthy skin. You can choose to incorporate fruits and vegetables in their raw state by making smoothies.
Getting in at least seven to eight hours of quality sleep is a great way to relax the body and make it more receptive to weight loss and overall body function. The more sleep your skin gets the chance to sleep well, the more it gets the chance rejuvenate its skin cells so that it can perform its functions properly.
Collagen Creams Help
Collagen is a protein that is actively present in all of the body’s organs and tissues. It provides the blueprint that sustains the body’s structure. Collagen’s main function is to create sustainability in the body for tendons, skin, and cartilage. It provides integrity, firmness, as well as elasticity to their structures. Maximizing collagen levels through diet will keep skin soft and supple. Using a lot of collagen cream and incorporating that into your daily hygiene routine can help to tighten up the loose skin as well. Collagen creams may not work for everyone, so it may be wise to wise to ask for recommendations before you invest in a brand of collagen creams since they can be a little pricey.
Be Patient With Your Skin
Most times, your skin needs a longer period of time to react and get accustomed to major weight loss due to the time period that it takes for skin regeneration to occur. Be kind and patient with yourself as well as your body during this time. Keep in mind that your skin may not return to its original elasticity on its own, and that is why a great diet like I have suggested is a great option to help you achieve your goals.
Try Body Contouring Surgery
This is obviously not an option for everyone for various reasons, but if you want to opt to try this as a last resort after much thought and consultation with your physician, then you can try it. Excessive amounts of body skin on the stomach or other parts of the body would require abdominoplasty surgery or body contouring surgery such as a thigh lift or upper arm lift. These procedures usually involve cutting away the excess skin and tightening as well as smoothing the remaining skin and the tissues underneath. The disadvantage to this is that these procedures tend to be very costly and require time for recovery, so this might be something that you may want to consider carefully before you can. In addition to all of that, they also tend to leave behind surgical scars. If you are ready to go this route, it is absolutely necessary to be certain that you thoroughly research this option and discuss the procedure in depth with your doctor and get the proper medical counseling.
The process is tricky and can test your patience in many ways, but I’ve learned that weight loss is a journey that changes you from the inside out, so be patient with yourself and allow it to teach you a few lessons. You will grow from it and you will be glad that you did in the end. One last tip for this is that you need to be consistent and constantly incorporating all of the themes and procedures that I mentioned above. Of course, everyone is different and we have varying regimens so finding the right combination that works for your body type and the schedule is very important.