I’d like to quickly give you guys a run down on how to tighten loose skin after weight loss. First, let me say that I understand how frustrating the loose skin problem is. It’s extremely discouraging to feel like you’re doing everything right without getting the results you really desire. In today’s video we’re going to take an in-depth look at the loose skin issue and see what can be done about it.

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First you have to understand that there are a couple factors that determine how well or how fast your skin can bounce back after losing a lot of weight. Genetics as usual will play a big role in determining how well your skin adjusts. How fast your skin got stretched in the first place, so how fast you gained weight is very important too.

If you gained a ton of weight incredibly fast chances are that your skin will have a harder time returning back to its original shape. Another factor is how long you carried the extra weight. If you were pregnant, gained some weight for a couple of months, and lost it right after, your skin may be completely fine. However, if you carried this weight for years you may not be so lucky. The last factor is your age. The older that you get the less elastic your skin will become.

Regardless of your particular situation there are things that you can do to help tighten loose skin after weight loss and have less of that saggy look. First before you do anything for your skin you want to make sure that your body fat percentage is low enough. Many people that still have more body fat to lose, immediately assume that their excess body fat is excess skin. A good body fat percentage for men is 14-17% and for women a good range is 21 – 24% 

When you know your body fat percentage is low enough, and what you are dealing with is actually loose skin. One of the number one ways to tighten loose skin after weight loss is by building more muscle. When you lose a lot of weight chances are high that you will lose some muscle mass as well.

If there’s little muscle mass under the skin the skin will look flabby and unshapely. So start weight training if you already have loose skin, and if you’re in the process of losing weight, it would be a good idea to weight train the whole way through, as it could really help your skin look tighter at the end of your weight loss transformation.

Check out my client Ben’s transformation where he lost a whole bunch of fat.

Supplementing during and after losing weight can help. Supplement with vitamin c, omega 3, zinc, and collagen, collagen helps  make skin more elastic. Even though your body naturally produces collagen as we age collagen levels will decrease. Drinking a lot of water can really help with skin health as well and help tighten loose skin after weight loss. Try to aim for at least a gallon per day.

Body wraps for loose skin waste of time and complete scam.There are certain lotions and soaps that you can get that can be very useful for restoring the proper elasticity of your skin. Make sure that when you are buying lotion that it contains collagen, retinol, and vitamins a, e and c. Keep in mind that these lotions may help, but I’m not so sure that they are scientifically verified.

Avoid soaps that contain sulfate and also avoid chlorine on your skin as much as you can. Anything that will dry and damage the skin will wind up hurting the skins ability to bounce back. Chlorine will dry the skin, so if you swim in a chlorinated pool a lot make sure you take a shower immediately afterwords. Smoking is another no no. Smoking will not only harm your lunges, but it also decreases the skins elasticity. If you smoke all the time you wind up damaging the skin as it tries to repair itself and tighten up. Drinking alcohol is also not great for your skin to recover.  

 The last resort after you’ve tried every thing else is obviously surgery. Remember to be patient. You can lose over 100lbs and still have your skin return back to normal. However if you have a massive amount of skin left over surgery may be the only way. Before you start cutting and removing skin there are some non invasive procedures available. Fractional laser or radio frequency treatments are two options that you can talk to your dermatologist about.
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