A lot of people having loose skin after they lose the weight.
Is surgery the only option?
Some words about loose skin and what you can do about it.
The older you are a very tough weight loss can leave loose skin that will not return to normal.
But some exceptions for example. People at age of 50 or 60 who lost incredible amounts of weight quickly, their skin returned 100% to normal.We are all different.
The skin can expand and stretch or retract and tighten to a very great degree.
Skin is very elastic.Women go through a lot during the pregnancy.Some women do experience stretch marks after pregnancy, but the skin is obviously remarkably elastic.
Genetics and environment/lifestyle could effect the elasticity of the skin.
Extra weight for a long time can influence how much the skin will become taut after the weight loss.
Compare carrying an extra 25 pounds for 10 months to carrying over 100 excess pounds for 9-10 years.
If you have a lot of weight to lose,you must try to lose fat slowly.Rapid weight loss in this case doesn't allow the skin time to slowly resume to normal. 1-2 pounds per week, 3 pounds at the most.
None of the topical creams are scientifically validated.At least not permanently and measurably.Especially if you have a lot of loose skin. If so, remember that is only temporary.
Nutrition affect your skin-health a lot.
Fatty acids in particular are very valuable for the health of your skin.Antioxidants are also very important.
Be sure to consume large amounts of vegetables and fruits.Asglutathione is a powerful antioxidant high in protein.
One powerful antioxidants that has proven skin-improving benefits is green tea.
And remember,drink plenty of water!
Exercise - If you are exercising regularly and increasing lean body mass with your weight training, you will be more likely to minimize the appearance of loose skin because the muscle literally pushes out on the skin, making it more taut.Your skin will definitely get tighter as your body fat gets lower.
Skin removal is not a minor operation,leave it as a last resort.
It is possible to get tight skin with six pack abs, even after a 100+ pound weight loss.
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