You finally worked up the drive that you need to lose that weight that you’ve been telling yourself you’re going to lose for the last couple months. You begin hitting the treadmill and eating fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods. Your progress begins to show on the scale, but then your friend tells you something that makes you a bit leery of losing this weight. They tell you that people who lose weight end up with saggy skin, which you think kind of defeats the purpose of losing the weight in the first place. Lucky for you, there are ways to lose weight without ending up with loose skin.
Lose the Weight Slowly
It can be tempting to lose the weight as fast as you possibly can so that you can begin seeing results right away, but losing weight too fast is one of the biggest reasons that people end up with loose skin after shedding their weight. Your skin will not have enough time to adjust to the weight loss. It’s important to keep your weight loss slow and steady. Experts recommend that you do not lose more than one or two pounds a week.
Brush Your Skin
This may sound weird, but brushing your skin before you shower with a soft boar bristle brush will help to exfoliate your skin. It will also increase the circulation in your skin, which will bring vital nutrients to your skin to help to improve the collagen and elastin in your skin. This will make your skin more resilient as you lose your weight.