How to tighten flabby skin after weight loss
There is nothing more satisfying than feeling your clothes get looser as you lose weight. But what if it’s not just your clothing that is loosening? Many people find that weight loss brings with it a surprising and often disappointing side-effect: Loose, flabby skin. This usually happens when somebody loses weight rapidly and their skin hasn’t had enough time to adjust to the change. Ageing, collagen deficiency, bad diet and lack of hydration can all contribute to the problem. But the good news is, there are ways to tighten up that flabby skin after weight loss. Here are some top tips from Nuriss’s skincare and wellness experts…
Using a good exfoliator like a salt scrub or Nuriss’s Micro-Dermabrasion Rejuvenation Cream will boost blood circulation and stimulate collagen and elastin production. For best results, exfoliate three or four times a week and you should see your skin tightening up, as well as appearing smoother and fresher.
Keeping your skin hydrated is a must if you want to retain elasticity and have a healthy glow. Drink at least 6 glasses of water a day, and more if you can. You should also try to eat healthy, hydrating foods throughout the day, like in-season fruits and vegetables, to add to your overall liquid intake. Water is vital for good health and youthful skin, so stay hydrated!
Skin firming treatment
At Nuriss, we offer Exilis Body Contouring, which uses leading body-contouring and skin-tightening technology to target flabby areas of the body. This state-of-the-art technology uses a revolutionary heat treatment to melt away stubborn fat deposits without the need for surgery and without leaving flabby skin behind.
Regular massages are wonderful skincare treatments. They eliminate toxins from the body and stimulate blood circulation, which helps improve the skin’s firmness. Plus, it’s relaxing and well-deserved after weight loss!
You know now how vital it is to keep your skin hydrated by drinking water, but it’s just as important to take care of your skin from the outside by moisturising regularly. Nuriss’s Retinol Vitamin A Micronutrient Cream contains powerful nutrients that stimulate collagen production, improve elasticity and tone the skin.
Many mistake residual fat for flabby skin after weight loss and this can be remedied by building muscle. Weight-training and toning exercises like yoga and Pilates can help you build and improve muscle tone. This helps to firm up problem areas and improve the overall shape of your body. If you are new to exercise, consult your GP before getting started, then ease yourself into it slowly.
Use a skin tightening/firming cream
Flabby skin needs all the help it can get to spring back into shape. This is where using a good skin tightening and firming cream comes in handy. Nuriss’s Tight and Tone Body Sculpting Cream is best used during the weight loss process to aid with fat loss and keep the skin tight and elastic while losing weight.
Eat lean proteins
Eating a healthy diet that contains lean proteins like lean meat, fish and eggs will help boost collagen production and muscle toning. That’s why bodybuilders eat a lot of steak and eggs. But don’t worry, you won’t end up looking like them! If you are vegetarian or vegan, there are lots of great protein recipes you can try using a protein powder – just make sure you choose a powder that is sugar free or with very minimal sugar.
Keep your weight loss slow and steady
Flabby skin after weight loss is usually experienced by those who have lost a significant amount in a short time. This is one reason that crash diets aren’t a good idea. It’s best to lose weight slowly and steadily. A maximum of 1 to 2 pounds, or 0.5 to 1 kilograms, weekly is recommended for best results. This will give your body a chance to adjust to the changes and you will be less likely to see flabby skin. You should also opt for a healthy lifestyle change rather than following a strict diet because you will be more likely to be able to keep the weight off and maintain your health.
Nuriss is a medical skincare and wellness centre with two clinics in the heart of London. If you are trying to lose weight or make a healthy lifestyle change, take a look at our Health MOT program, which includes nutritional support, fitness programs and a GP check.