How To Avoid Loose Skin Following Massive Weight Loss (50-100lbs) 

A picture of a man in his underwear that has recently lost 100+ pounds and so his skin is sagging because it hasn't had the proper amount of time to tighten upWhat can happen from rapid weight loss

One of the very few potential downsides of massive weight loss is loose skin. Skin is supported by fat and muscle, and as fatty tissue increases, skin stretches to accommodate it.

Losing a large amount of fat in a short period of time can cause skin to sag because there is no longer as much tissue supporting it. Since skin is elastic, it will usually return to a shape that fits your body.

However, this may take years, and you can do a lot to prevent sagging skin from being an issue in the first place.

During Massive Weight Loss - Make it Slow and Steady 

While it can be tempting to get rid of excess weight as quickly as possible, when your goal is massive weight loss, it may be better to lose weight in a slow but steady rate.

The quicker you lose weight, the less time that your skin has to adapt, making it more likely that you'll end up with sagging skin.

Additionally, when you're loosing weight at a rapid rate, you're likely to lose both fat and muscle. This means you've got even less tissue to support your skin. Rapid weight loss from crash diets may also leave you dehydrated and lacking nutrients that promote elasticity in skin.

The less elastic your skin is, the greater the chances that it will sag. Skin that is lacking in elasticity will also take longer to adapt to the shape of your body after weight loss.

Replace Fat With Muscle

One way that you can keep your weight loss from being too rapid as well as creating new tissue to support your skin is to incorporate strength training in your weight loss plan.

Muscle is denser than fat, so even if you do not lose weight as quickly, you will still be getting leaner. 

It's also important to note that what you think is sagging skin may actually be excess body fat. Several experts have stated that people who have lower levels of body fat are less likely to have problems with loose skin.

A body fat percentage test or calipers can help you determine if excess skin is due to fat.

Help Your Skin Snap Back

The more elastic your skin is, the quicker it will adapt to your new size and shape.

Things like smoking, excessive sun exposure and dehydration can reduce your skin's elasticity. However, you also have the ability to improve your skin's elasticity by staying hydrated and taking care of it.

Daily exfoliation can improve circulation, and skin care with ingredients like hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, vitamin E and vitamin A may help to improve elasticity and increase collagen production. Collagen can be helpful because it is part of the skin's support structure, so stimulating its production can also help with the issue of loose skin.

This product from amazon can help tighten your skin up if it is loose.

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