How to maintain skin elasticity after weight loss?

31 March 2016, 09:13

Dur­ing weight loss, many peo­ple think only about one thing — to reduce weight at any cost. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, the desire to lose weight quick­ly leads to the fact that extra pounds go away, and a new prob­lem in the form of sag­ging skin appears. What are the rea­sons for such injus­tice and how to find a solu­tion in this sit­u­a­tion?

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Prob­lems with skin elas­tic­i­ty are espe­cial­ly notice­able after rapid weight loss. Some “lucky ones” man­age to lose up to one or even more kilo­grams in just a week. Nutri­tion­ists empha­size that excess weight should dis­ap­pear as slow­ly as it appears. But not every­one lis­tens to the opin­ion of experts. There­fore, it is not sur­pris­ing that imme­di­ate­ly after los­ing weight, prob­lems will appear not only of an exter­nal nature, but also of an inter­nal one. In addi­tion to sag­ging skin, prob­lems with diges­tion and immu­ni­ty may appear. In addi­tion, after rapid weight loss, kilo­grams often return in excess.

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In order for the skin to remain elas­tic, it is advis­able to think about it dur­ing weight loss, and not after, experts say. Do not stick to “hard” diets. It is the one who los­es weight due to the max­i­mum restric­tion in food that will notice flab­bi­ness of the skin faster. It is bet­ter to make it a rule to eat pro­tein-rich foods with every meal. These prod­ucts include: cot­tage cheese, lean meat, fish, poul­try, etc. You need to add healthy fats to the diet: veg­etable oils, nuts, fish. If every day the menu con­tains a norm of up to 30 grams of fat, the prob­lem of dry­ness and elas­tic­i­ty of the skin will be solved as soon as pos­si­ble.

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One of the rea­sons for sag­ging skin may be such a favorite method of los­ing weight as burn­ing excess fat by wrap­ping “prob­lem areas” with cling film. This method is good for those whose excess weight is not too great. The fact is that ther­mal weight loss removes mois­ture from the body and, as a result, the skin sags. The more excess mass, the worse the vis­i­ble effect will be. In addi­tion, with age, the col­la­gen fibers respon­si­ble for its firm­ness and elas­tic­i­ty weak­en. Thus, the skin los­es its elas­tic­i­ty. This process accel­er­ates dur­ing weight loss. There­fore, it is so impor­tant to “exchange” body fat for mus­cle mass. For this, strength exer­cis­es that can be per­formed with dumb­bells are suit­able. Drink plen­ty of flu­ids, this will help main­tain the mois­ture bal­ance of the skin, which gives it elas­tic­i­ty. To stim­u­late blood cir­cu­la­tion, a con­trast or cold show­er is well suit­ed, and hot baths with sea salt are use­ful to remove harm­ful tox­ins from the body. It is use­ful to do peel­ing with scrubs. They will help exfo­li­ate dead cells of the epi­der­mis and will stim­u­late the growth of its new lay­ers. This pro­ce­dure can be car­ried out every oth­er day or even dai­ly. After peel­ing, the skin needs nutri­tion and hydra­tion. To do this, select the appro­pri­ate cream, you can also use spe­cial lotions. And most impor­tant­ly, remem­ber: you need to lose weight with plea­sure and ben­e­fit for the whole body!


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