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Find out How to Tighten Loose Skin the Natural Way

Updated on May 13, 2012
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Most of us wonder about ways to tighten loose skin at some point in our lives. For the ladies, it may be after the birth of a child, after major weight loss or aging. Tightening loose skin can be a challenge, but there are things you can do about it at home, before you consider more drastic options like plastic surgery. Let’s look at some of the options you can try at home?

Skin-Firming Products

There are so many products on the market that claim to tighten loose skin, but many of them do work. The trick to finding an effective cream, is to look for a product that encourages the production of natural collagen in the skin. Some of the ingredients to look for include copper peptides and tretinoin. These products will encourage your skin to produce its own elastin and collagen, and this can help tighten the skin over time.

Exercises

Experts have suggested that aerobic exercises may be just the thing, especially if the loose skin formed because of rapid weight loss. If your skin has been stretched due to excess fat deposits, then exercises like biking, swimming or running can help the skin regain its shape. It may also help to burn any existing fat, and if the fat is gotten rid of the skin will have the opportunity to shrink back entirely

Exfoliating Products

Exfoliating your skin is the best way to encourage to formation of new skin cells, and this may also have a tightening effect. Gentle exfoliation methods are best, especially if you plan to do it regularly. Use a homemade scrub of exfoliating product while you’re in the shower or bath for the best results.

If the techniques above do not show results after a few months, you might want to consider dermatological treatments or surgery to remove the excess skin. Dermatological treatments usually include things like Thermage and are usually painless and non invasive. Surgery is a much more serious step, but may be needed in some cases. It’s best to speak to a Doctor or Plastic surgeon beforehand to find out if you’re a suitable candidate for the procedure.

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