Tips to Improve Skin’s Appearance post Weight Loss

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Jul 30, 2012

Tips to Improve Skins Appearance post Weight Loss

Undoubtedly, shedding off those extra pounds is a major accomplishment, but post weight loss, the hanging skin and stretch marks that make skin appear ugly are bothersome. If you do not wish to spend thousands on surgical beauty treatments, you may follow the given tips on how to naturally improve skin appearance after weight loss.

Massage your Skin to tighten it

Skin massage helps in the removal of toxins and free radicals and improves blood circulation. These actions help to tighten loose skin after weight loss. For massaging your skin, you may use herbal skin cream and other creams. Consult a dermatologist to select the best skin cream from a plethora of creams available in the market.

Skin Exfoliation

Skin exfoliation facilitates elimination of dead skin cells that cover the skin’s outermost layer. This treatment refreshes the skin and clears the dry and flaky appearance.  

Increase Muscle Mass

If you do not follow a healthy diet and skin care tips, the skin may lose its tightness after rigorous weight loss program. To get free of hanging skin layers, you must first get rid of accumulated body fat. For this, you should have the perfect BMI (body mass index), which indicates how your body weight is distributed. A high BMI even after weight loss indicates that a layer of fat is still hidden under your skin, which requires to be shed off. For this, increase your muscle mass and make efforts to bring down your BMI to a healthy level.

Stay Hydrated to Tighten Skin

Other than nourishing your skin from beauty products, it is of crucial importance to balance water  content in your body. Drink plenty of water to acquire flawless and glowing skin. For overall health of your skin, drinking water is the key. It nourishes the skin from inside and improves its elasticity.

Reduce Stretch Marks

Losing weight results in the appearance of stretch marks on different parts of the body. These marks can really be bothersome, especially for women, who love to dress in sleeveless dresses or tank tops. You can easily get rid of post weight loss related stretch marks by following these handy tips:

  • Eat food items that are rich in vitamin C and vitamin K as these can diminish those ugly stretch marks.
  • Increase consumption of dairy products, especially milk as doing so can also cure stretch marks.
  • Prepare homemade creams to get rid of stretch marks. A mixture of avocado, almond, aloe vera and jojoba with cocoa butter and chamomile oil makes a perfect anti-stretch mark cream.
  • Rubbing the affected skin with an apricot scrub and walnut scrub helps to lighten the appearance of stretch marks.


Remember that there is no overnight solution, which can tighten the loose skin and reduce stretch marks. The aforementioned tips, however, can easily be resorted to in preventing you from spending exorbitant amount of money on painful surgical skin treatments.


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