Now you know 5 Reasons Why You’ll Have Saggy Skin at your goal weight, it’s time to address the problem. Instead of admitting defeat, fight back against the sag!
Use these 5 ways to tighten saggy skin so you’ll be tight and toned at goal weight. These 5 ways to tighten your skin are listed by ease of method. I suggest that you try each way in this order before trying the next option.
Dry skin cracks while moist skin stays flexible and supple because water hydrates your body. Aim for at least 6-8 glasses a day. If you don’t meet this target, don’t worry, you’ll get extra water from your food!. If you’ve met this goal already, aim for more, especially when you’re very active.
2. Body Brushing
Drinking water isn’t the only way to cleanse your body. Skin brushing also clears toxins built up over time. Use a body brush to gently brush your skin. Brush towards your heart so the blood carries all the toxins away. Remember to be gentle! You don’t want to damage your already fragile skin.
Brush as often as possible. Leave your body brush in the bathroom so you’ll have an early morning reminder that it’s time to soothe your skin. Brushing first thing in the morning stirs dead skin cells to be washed away in the shower.
3. Muscle Gain
Don’t worry about getting bulky! Female bodybuilders work VERY hard for years to look that way. They look ‘normal’ for most of the year before getting shredded and ripped for competitions or photoshoots. Some of them take drugs to get pumped because women don’t have enough testosterone to get as muscular as men.
Won’t muscle gain make you look bigger/fatter? No. Once the excess fat goes, the skin is empty and loose. Help your body by building muscle to fill that space. The skin will stick to the muscle instead of sagging. This leads to the toned, tight look fitness models and celebrities have! Look over the pros and cons of strength training before moving ahead, and prepare yourself before making any silly mistakes.
Easier said than done, right? Still, you’ve got to be patient.
The skin stretched out over months, years or decades. You must be patient while it shrinks to where it should have always been. Keep drinking your water, body brushing regularly, and increase your muscle mass for at least 2 years before considering the final solution to tightening saggy skin. Some plastic surgeons require a waiting period before taking action because, unfortunately, most people regain after meeting their goal weight.
5. Saggy Skin Forever/Surgery
The last resort.
If you reach this point, make sure you’ve tried the previous 4 methods first. By the time you consider this step, YEARS should have passed since meeting your goal weight. This ensures your body has had enough time to recover and heal itself after weight loss. For some lucky people, during this waiting period their skin will shrink, possibly to that tight, toned figure we’ve all dreamt off. Unfortunately, other people’s skin remains saggy, so they have two options left: live with saggy skin forever OR have the saggy skin surgically removed.
I’ve never heard of anyone who regained the fat to fill saggy skin. There are people out there living with this condition and you’d never know it. I am one of those people. It’s unfair that we worked so long and so hard to get fit yet still have these ‘battle scars’ to live with forever. All we can do is get on with life. It’s not the ideal situation, but it’s infinitely better than things used to be. I’d rather have some saggy skin hidden by clothes than have excess fat for all to see.
If you don’t want to live with saggy skin, book an assessment with a reputable plastic surgeon. For many, this will be a problem financially, but because you read this article BEFORE getting to goal weight, you’ve got time to save up. Remember your future plans when you consider surgery. Do you want (more) children one day? If so, implants to solve saggy breasts might make breastfeeding difficult. Choosing a tummy tuck might also be determined by future pregnancies – they’ll stretch out the skin again. Think over the foreseeable future before having surgery done. If in doubt, just wait.
Those are the 5 ways to tighten saggy skin before you reach your goal weight. If you’ve already met your goal, don’t worry! It’s never too late to start tightening your skin. Start with drinking more water, body brushing, and weight lifting before considering surgery. Remember, saggy skin isn’t your fault! You’ve achieved great things by getting healthier, so hold your head high and be proud!