Whether you’re worried about aging or simply lost some weight, you can still keep your skin tight and firm by making a few lifestyle changes. Granted it may not be possible to completely avoid some loose skin, you can improve the severity and appearance of your skin and get that smooth look you’ve always wanted. If you have an extreme case, you can get professional help at Star Body, a facial rejuvenation and body contouring practice in Las Vegas.
Keeping your Skin Firm
Eat a well-balanced diet, full of proteins and antioxidants. This includes food such as vegetables, fruits, and whole grains, as well as lean meat instead of processed meat. Lean meat contains collagen and elastin, which help to tighten your skin and keep it firm. Meanwhile, antioxidants help to heal aging caused by the sun effect. You can get great sources of protein from foods such as fish, seeds, tofu, beans, dairy, and eggs. You can get antioxidants such as Vitamin B7, Vitamin A and Vitamin C from fruits such as leafy greens, oranges, carrots, and tomatoes. Although your body will absorb nutrients better from foods, you can take supplements.
Ensure you drink plenty of water every day, to help keep your skin elastic and plump. If you’re a man, drink about fifteen cups of water per day and women should drink about eleven cups of water. However, this number varies depending on additional factors such as the kind of physical activity you’re taking part in. If you’re undergoing an exercise regimen, remember to drink water before and after you exercise. Both water and electrolytes help keep your skin firm, and if you’re dehydrated, your body loses both these resources. Boost your electrolytes by eating a banana with a glass of water. Avoid sports drinks, as they are high in sugar content.
Plumping the Skin
If you’re losing weight, do it slowly so that the amount of loose skin reduces in proportion to the weight. If you lose weight fast, you’ll end up with more excess skin. Aim to lose about one to two pounds per week, which translates to about 3500 calories. You can achieve this if you aim to lose 500 calories every day. A healthy range of body fat is about 14 to 22 percent. This is healthy, as it will help keep the skin plump, especially any skin that’s been left over from weight loss. You can make an appointment with a doctor or a personal trainer to learn about your body fat percentage.
Workout to build your muscles. This will help lose more weight and at the same time fill out your skin. Great weight lifting techniques include doing a few reps with heavyweight or more reps with lighter weight. You can do bicep curls, bench presses, or deadlifts. You can also exercise your body by doing flutter kicks, leg lifts, and crunches.
Prevent Aging Signs
Do this by wearing sunscreen every day with an SPF of at least 30. Apply the cream to your face and body before leaving your house. If you’ll be under direct sun exposure, reapply every two hours. Provide extra protection from the sun by wearing a hat with a wide brim. Lastly, avoid spending too much time outside, when the sun is brightest, which is usually around 10 am to 3 pm.