You’ve busted your hump for months now. You’ve eaten right, exercised, and you’ve finally reached your fitness goals. However, now you have a new problem, you’re left with excess skin. When you gain weight your skin stretches to accommodate your body size, that skin doesn’t always bounce back when you lose weight. That is especially true if you lost weight quickly. The excess skin can make you feel like you are still miles away from your dream body.

 

Can You Get Rid Of Excess Skin After Weight Loss?

 

Some people will tell you that you should try skin tightening creams. However, those are not truly effective at dealing with excess skin. Others will recommend surgery, which is an extreme option. Surgery is painful, expensive, and should really only be considered in severe cases. These are not really the ideal options for everyone. The good news is that just like your skin was able to stretch during weight gain, it can tighten after weight loss. Our skin is a living organism so it will adapt to your body’s changes. Not everybody’s skin is the same though, so whether or not you can get rid of excess skin depends on your unique body.

 

Exercises That Can Help Tighten Skin

 

Before taking extreme measures like surgery, you should first consider trying a workout routine that can help tighten your skin. A personal trainer can help you develop a program to target excess skin. Some of the exercises we might recommend include:
 
● Bicep curls
● Reverse lunges
● Push-ups
● Sumo squats
● Deadlifts
 
These exercises are perfect for helping shape your body, build muscle, and can help tighten loose skin.

 

Support Your Skin With A Healthy Diet

 
In order for your skin to tighten, you need to make sure it is flexible and strong. Start by drinking plenty of water, this will help improve the elasticity. Then make sure to include a diet rich in protein which can help build collagen. Collagen is essential to healthy skin. If you want, you can even take a collagen supplement. You’ll also want to avoid the sun and smoking which can really damage the skin and make it inflexible.
 
Remember, there is no quick fix for loose skin. Everyone is different. However, taking these steps can definitely help you. For more advice on how to tighten loose skin, talk to a personal trainer at Everlasting Change. Not only can we recommend diet and exercises that can help, we can put together a program so you develop less excess skin on your weight loss journey. Call us now for 3 risk-free, complimentary sessions. We include a 30-day guarantee on all of our packages.

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