How to Tighten Loose Skin After Weight Loss

After many years, I was finally able to overcome the trauma of the past, reverse my autoimmune disease, and lose a few pounds (actually more than 50 pounds!). However, as many of our mothers know, losing weight can have an unfortunate disadvantage…stretched, sagging, or sagging skin. Maternal glory! ), but today I want to share my skincare plan after weight loss-what helps, what does not, and what the experts say. How to Tighten Loose Skin After Weight Loss.

What Causes Loose Skin?

So how do we enhance the skin naturally? Collagen accounts for 75-80% of our skin. Keratin forms hair and nails, which helps our skin to have a certain degree of hardness and protection. Therefore, Fibroblasts in the dermis synthesize collagen and elastin to make the skin smooth.

So This is one of the reasons you hear me talking about collagen, gelatin, and grass-fed bone broth. Through a diet rich in collagen and good skincare habits. We can nourish our bodies from the outside and the inside.

An Ounce of Prevention

This is not always possible, but here are some tips to lose weight in a healthy way that also supports skin health.

  • Loses weight at a constant rhythm. Rapid weight loss can create a lot of loose skin. 
  • Build muscles. We want to have healthy muscles and tones to support our body, including our skin. Strength training when lifting weights or doing bodyweight exercises is key here.
  • Massage increases circulation, lymphatic flow, and collagen production on the skin. All these help the skin have more tone and elasticity. Try these massage methods at home.
  • Stay hydrated. Drinking enough water and other fluids without caffeine is key for the hydration of the skin.

Therapies to Help Tighten Skin

Now that we have introduced some basics of preventing and treating sagging skin, let’s take a look at useful therapies.

Red Light Therapy (LLLT)

Red light therapy (RLT) penetrates deep into the skin and affects blood vessels, lymphatic pathways, and nerves. It reaches our dermis, rejuvenates the skin, and softens the tone. RLT increases circulation and fibroblasts, which in turn stimulates collagen and elastin. Even if it only takes 5 minutes a day, I have seen the excellent results of red light therapy. My skin is firmer and there are fewer wrinkles and stretch marks after childbirth.

Hydrotherapy

Although jumping into an ice bath may not be a good time for everyone, it does have its benefits. For centuries, hydrotherapy or cold water therapy has been used to restore and maintain health. A cold bath or shower can promote blood circulation, improve metabolism and reduce weight. It can also convert harmful white fat into healthier brown fat to improve insulin sensitivity and heat retention.

Dry Brushing and Exfoliation

Like hydrotherapy, it is known that dry brushing increases circulation on the skin. I use a dry body brush and rub gently in circles on my skin. It is inviting and I thought it helped to squeeze my skin and decrease the stretch marks during pregnancy. 

Brushing ENRY is one of the main ways to increase lymphatic flow to help in the transport of nutrients and detoxification of waste. Another way to obtain the exfoliant benefits is with a body scrub. This refreshing body scrub has grapefruit essential oil to help with cellulite, but it can also help with sunken skin.

 The inhibition of the articles of the Elastase activity of 2002 by in vitro essential oils found that the lemon, the grapefruit and the essential oil of juniper helped inhibit the elastase. Elastase enzyme destroys elastin in our dermal layer and contributes to aging, sunken skin. The lemon performed better of the three, however, precaution should be used because it is phototoxic.

Protein

Protein, protein, and more protein. Amino acids are made up with the building blocks of protein and they are responsible for many processes in the body. We need enough protein to increase muscle mass, increase collagen, repair tissue, and even oxygenate red blood cells.

Where to Get It

Whole Foods is the best, but I also like to add a little grass-fed collagen powder to smoothies and drinks. Grass-fed meat, offal meat, and dairy products (if tolerated), free-range eggs, and wild-caught fish are good sources. Bone soup is rich in collagen, which nourishes the skin and heals the intestines.

Vitamin C

Collagen is an important part of our skin structure, but we don’t only get it from animal products. Vitamin C helps the body synthesize collagen. This powerful skin antioxidant helps prevent sun damage and has anti-aging effects on the skin.

Where to Get It

Surprisingly, orange juice is not an important source of vitamin C, and it is also high in sugar. Unlike some animals, humans cannot make vitamin C on their own. Some of the best ways to get more vitamin C are: 

  • Red, yellow, and orange bell peppers
  • Camu Camu berry powder
  • Citrus fruits 
  • Kiwis 
  • Broccoli

It can vitamin C supplements and a real diet.

Vitamin D

We need vitamin D in many ways, especially our immune system. According to the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University, a malfunctioning immune system weakens the skin’s barrier, leading to dryness and inflammation. 

Insufficient vitamin D can also eliminate insulin sensitivity, which can lead to collagen stiffness and premature aging. You can test your vitamin D level to understand your condition. However, most people are too low.

Where to Get it

Many turns to pasteurized milk fortified for vitamin D, but that is not the best option. A cup of fortified milk has only 8% vitamin D that is in a spoonful of cod liver oil! The milk-powered dairy has naturally higher levels of vitamin D, without the need for fortification. It is important to keep in mind that, while the fungi are technically high in vitamin D, they contain D2, not D3.

Other sources of vitamin D include:

  • Sun 
  • Cod liver oil (use with caution)
  • Salmon 
  • Sardines 
  • Eggs 
  • Vitamin D3 supplement
  • Beef liver

 Vitamin K2 

Vitamin K2 is used with vitamins A and D, magnesium, and calcium to promote absorption and absorption Features. This vitamin binds to calcium and tells its whereabouts in the body. K2 helps prevent elastin from calcification and hardening.

Where to Get it

K2 is mainly found on products fed with lawn and dairy products, especially butter. This is not the same as K1 found in dark leaves vegetables. Our intestine can convert a little K1 in K2, but the damaged intestinal function (that many of us have), interferes with the conversion process. 

You will find K2 in: 

  • Meat powered by grass
  • Dena pigs 
  • Egg yolks 
  • Liver 
  • Fermented foods such as Sauerkraut 
  • High-quality Nutrient 

Zinc

supplements are crucial for healthy skin. An article in 2016 in files of biochemistry and biophysics points out that the skin has some of the highest levels of zinc, mainly in the epidermis. Zinc helps to make keratinocyte skin cells and maintain the integrity of the skin. It also plays a role in the healing of the wound.

Where to Get it

The zinc can be applied topically, but eating it is better. Too zinc applied to the skin can become toxic. About the highest source of zinc at 673% of its daily value at only 3 ounces.

Other good sources include:

  • Beef 
  • Crab 
  • Lobster 
  • Pork 
  • Beans 
  • Dark meat chicken
  • Pumpkin seeds

 If you want to test a zinc supplement, first consider this information.

Copper

When you mention copper, you can think of pots and pans, but it is also a necessity for our body. However, we need at least 2 parts zinc to 1 part copper to maintain a healthy balance. Copper activates an enzyme that helps tighten the skin.

Where to Get It

Copper supplements are available, but they are generally safer to obtain from food. Sources include:

  • Beef liver
  • Oysters 
  • Crabs 
  • Dark chocolate 
  • Mushrooms 
  • Almonds 
  • Cashews 
  • Sunflower seeds 

Vitamin A 

This vitamin is essential for healthy skin. An article published in 2019 called Vitamin A and Wound Healing reported that it can stimulate the growth of skin cells and collagen in the skin. Both are important for firm, non-sagging skin.

Where to Get it

Unlike some nutrients, vitamin A supplementation is not recommended. Both beta-carotene and preformed vitamin A (retinoid A) supplements can be fatal. It is well known that retinoic acid supplements can cause birth defects.

 Although too much vitamin A, especially vitamin A in supplements, is not a good idea, it is important to obtain normal levels through food.

According to the results of an article published in the Journal of Nutrition in 2012, approximately 45% of people have a genetic response to β-carotene. This means that pre-made vitamin A from animal foods may be optimal for some people.

There are list of some good sources of vitamin A include: 

  • Beef liver 
  • Herring 
  • Ricotta cheese 
  • Eggs 
  • Salmon 
  • Dairy products 
  • Orange vegetables (β-carotene) 

Resveratrol

 Resveratrol is believed to help improve skin appearance and Has anti-aging effects. According to dermatologist Rachel Nazarian, resveratrol can improve skin texture and firmness.

 Moisturize the skin, eliminate free radicals, and support collagen production. Although researchers say that the evidence that resveratrol has a positive effect on the skin is thin, more studies are showing that it can increase weight loss.

Where to Get It

The good news, you will find resveratrol in natural wine. Other sources include: • Red grape skins 

  • Purple grape juice 
  • Mulberries

Berberine

 found on some plants, such as baby root, Berberina is used in anti-aging products. It can help prevent inflammation of the skin and helps maintain healthy collagen on the skin. A 2008 study also reports that Berberine mitigates the effects of UV damage.

Where to get it

  • Baseball root bark 
  • Dry Barberries 
  • Barberry Glycerite

EGCG (from green tea) 

found in matcha and green tea, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), helps tighten loose and flavored skin. EGCG delays the aging of the cells and plays a role in DNA repair. This antioxidant also helps the skin maintain moisture and reduces wrinkles. An article 2019 in nutrients found that increases collagen and elastin.

Where to get it 

  • Organic green tea 
  • Matcha powder

 Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA)

ALA is an antioxidant found in every cell of the body. It is believed to help weight loss and collagen production. A 2013 article in the British Journal of Dermatology reported that ALA has anti-inflammatory effects and helps fight damaged skin.

Where to Get It

Unlike certain vitamins, our body synthesizes ALA. Therefore, a healthy, balanced diet provides us with the original tools needed to produce ALA.

Many foods contain small amounts of ALA, but it is mainly found in: 

  • Organ meat 
  • Flaxseed and linseed oil 
  • Chia seeds
  • Hemp seeds

 Goodbye, sagging skin!

 Losing weight can be a liberating experience (except for loving your body exactly in your way)! Dry brushing, red light, and attention to certain nutrients can all benefit from the inside out, improving health and making the skin as healthy as possible.

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