Losing a large amount of weight is a great accomplishment. You’ve taken steps to improve your health, self-image, and reclaimed your right to enjoy life. However, after a fast or dramatic weight loss, many people run into another obstacle. The unsightly folds of loose or hanging skin on your new body can put a damper on your excitement over this marvelous achievement. A number of celebrities who have recently had dramatic weight losses have come under fire for looking older after the weight loss due to wrinkles or sagging skin. Luckily, there are ways to avoid or minimize this effect, and you don’t have to wait until you but your target weight to begin the process.
Vitamin E Creams
Wrinkles and folds are created as your body struggles to regain it’s elasticity as your body shrinks. Nurturing your skin with moisturizing creams that contain vitamin E, collagen, and retinol will help your skin to adjust to your shrinking body and regain its’ firmness and elasticity. Vitamin E promotes cell regeneration and promotes healthy new skin cell growth.
Body Sculpting Techniques
Body contouring refers to a category of techniques used to break down fat deposits under the skin in a specific area of the body. The body’s own lymphatic system then flushes the fat out of the body, smoothing out problem areas. Most procedures are minimally invasive and use lasers, heat, cold, sonic waves, or light waves to break down the fat cells. The results are a smoother body shape.
Did you know there are toning and firming exercises that you can do for your face, neck, and ever hands? By building the muscles in your face and neck you can avoid the surprising wrinkles that can appear after and during weight loss. Ten minutes of these specialized exercises once or twice a day will have your skin looking firmer in as little as thirty days. The same goes with your stomach. Ab toning exercises will help keep the flab of extra skin from flopping free after swift weight loss and even help in your goal on its own.
Visit Your Dermatologist
Your dermatologist can help you design a treatment program to combat sagging, wrinkling, and even stretch marks. There is no magic pill that will make everything disappear, but your doctor may be able to recommend products and procedures that work best for you. A good dermatologist will not only help to treat the current problems but also recommend a skincare regiment that will create healthier skin for a lifetime.
Sagging, wrinkled skin doesn’t have to be the price you pay for good health. Begin pampering your skin by adding a body brush to your bathing routine. This will help to slough off dead skin cells as well as improving blood flow in your skin. Get massages to help move toxins out of your body. Drink lots of water, get plenty of sleep, and whether you have reached your ideal weight yet, love the skin you are in.