Whether you’ve just lost a bunch of weight, recently had a baby, or are in your golden years, here are my top natural remedies for loose sagging skin. These strategies will give you a natural approach to youthfulness and ultimately a body that you are proud of.
Sagging or loose skin is a reality for many people. There are many reasons people face this issue. Typical reasons your skin might be loose and sagging include:
- Extreme weight loss
- Aging and wrinkles
The one thing that people with loose sagging skin have in common is that they want it to go away as soon as possible.
You know as well as I do there are tons of ‘“miracle creams” out there that (in most cases) don’t deliver the results they claim. The worst part is that these very creams are loaded with toxins and could be doing more damage to your body than good. Healthy skin is mostly about what your consuming, not what your putting on your skin. To tighten loose skin you must be on a healthy diet. This is very important. That is why people who loose weight in a healthy way are far better off than those who do it in a unhealthy manner.
How to tighten skin after weight loss can vary for individuals. Age is a factor along with how long you have been overweight. It is harder to tighten loose skin if you lost weight rapidly through a poor quality diet and you have been overweight for a long duration of time.
If you want to tighten loose skin after pregnancy, the solutions mentioned in this article are for you. This method actually came out of my wife using it post pregnancy after 3 children. It has really helped her and several other ladies with this same issue post partum.
So what I want to share with you is seven natural remedies for loose sagging skin. They are compelling options that (in many cases) are right in the comfort of your home.
Exfoliate the Skin
Exfoliating skin has been used to increase skin health for decades, but most never think of to use it for loose sagging skin. When you exfoliate your skin, you are increasing blood flow to the area of concern. This brings in nutrients and encourages skin elasticity. I suggest using a coconut oil sugar scrub (high in Vitamin E) and exfoliating the sagging skin daily for best results.
Collagen & Protein
Collagen is an important building block for the skin and it might be just what you need. It makes up to 30% of the protein in a living body and 70% of the protein that makes up skin. Collagen ensures the cohesion, elasticity and regeneration of skin. The dermis, which provides the foundation for the skin, is closely involved in the skin’s elasticity and flexibility. Collagen is the main component of the dermis. Maintaining the proper amount of collagen is the key to beautiful skin. Clinical research has proven that collagen:
- Promotes younger looking skin
- Improves skin moisture levels
- Improves skin smoothness by reducing the number of micro-relief furrows
- Improves the signs of deep wrinkles
- Improves skin suppleness
- Promotes younger looking skin
It is very important to do core exercises that work not only your abdominals, but your whole mid-section. Here’s the deal: if you want to have a nice mid-section, you need to have abs, because muscle burns fat and helps tone the areas where the muscle is present. When you do a core exercise such as Plank, it forces you to tighten and strengthen more than just your abs. Planks are an isometric exercise that can be easily incorporated into your routine. Start by doing 2-3 planks for 15 seconds and work your way up to 30 seconds and beyond. Be sure to brace (tighten) your whole core as you perform plank.
Increase Water Intake
Making sure you are drinking adequate water is always an important factor to better skin. Hydrating your body properly will help make your skin more elastic, tight and ultimately healthy.
Honey, Olive Oil, Lemon Juice Elixir
Honey has a natural anti-aging and hydrating property that works wonders for the skin. Olive oil is loaded with vitamin E, and lemon juice is loaded with Vitamin C, which is essential for collagen production.
Make this natural home remedy for loose sagging skin. Mix 3 teaspoons of honey with a few drops of olive oil and lemon, then let it set on the skin until dry. Then wash it off. Utilize this same strategy until desired results are achieved.
Cucumbers and cucumber juice is a spa favorite for saggy and loose skin. It has been touted as one of the best natural skin toners for many years. Simply apply the cucumber slices directly on the skin. If juicing, juice the cucumber and apply the cucumber juice, allowing it to dry. If you need to thicken up the juice, it can be added to yogurt and then applied to the skin like a regular face mask. You can always add the cucumber juice extract to the elixir that I mentioned above as well.
This article would not be complete without aloe vera. Aloe Vera has so many uses for healing the body. Many know of its most popular use to heal and relieve burns. It can also be used to firm and tighten loose skin. Either pick up a huge aloe leaf from your local health food store or pick up a bottle of pure liquid aloe vera. The malic acid in the aloe gel improves the elasticity of the skin. So simply lather it on to the area of concern, let it dry and then wash off.
Let us know in the comment section below which natural remedies for loose sagging skin works best for you!