Top 5 Tips to Tighten Loose Skin After Pregnancy

By Shyamli Chattopadhyay|3 - 4 mins read| June 17, 2024

Pregnancy is a life-changing experience, and certainly it is and comes with a lot of bodily changes. While most of these changes start to fade away after the delivery, some can still be seen, and one of them is loose skin.

Whenever you stand in front of a mirror, you start to notice loose skin around your belly or maybe even your arms, which can feel irksome to some moms. Since skin is composed of collagen, it tends to get stretched with weight gain, making it a lot more complicated to reshape itself once stretched. But we never said it could be changed; it will need your efforts and patience. Read below this article to find out some of the best tips to tighten loose skin after pregnancy.

Oil Massage 

Massaging your skin has been proven to have a significant effect on skin elasticity while ensuring faster healing. You can use natural oils such as coconut oil, almond oil, or olive oil that are rich in vitamins and antioxidants. Furthermore, to make it more effective, begin by slightly warming the oil and then massaging it in circular motions. This will ensure proper blood circulation and better absorption of nutrients.

Keep Hydration Check

Water is a great ingredient, not only for your entire body but especially for your skin. And it’s great when it comes to maintaining skin elasticity and keeping it plumped. Hydrated skin is more likely to return to its original shape.

So, try to drink at least 8–10 glasses a day. If you think you missed out on drinking sufficient water, try working with water reminders on your phone that will help you recall the time to grab a glass of water. You can even include water-based fruits and veggies such as cucumbers, oranges, and watermelon in your diet.

Cardio Exercises 

Cardiovascular activities play a big role in tightening loose skin by burning fat and improving muscle tone. Brisk walking, jogging, cycling, dancing, or swimming are great choices when it comes to cardio exercises. In a week, you must give at least 3 hours to it.

These exercises are helpful in improving blood circulation, and hence, oxygen and nutrients can easily be delivered to your skin, giving it the appearance of healthier and plumped skin. You can even combine these with some strength training exercises such as squats, lunges, and push-ups.

Skin Routine

If you’re still not having a consistent skin routine, it’s time to do so, as it can make a big difference in tightening loose skin. Follow an exfoliation routine every once a week, as it will help remove dead skin cells and initiate cell growth in your body.

However, make sure to use only gentle scrubs made from sugar or other ingredients. Next comes moisturizing and sun protection, whose importance can never be stressed enough. Right after a shower, lock in the moisture with a body lotion or cream that combines vitamin E, retinoids, or collagen and a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF50 to protect you from the harmful UV rays.

Add protein to your diet

Protein is highly effective in collagen production and skin repair, which is indeed needed for tightening loose skin. Include eggs, meat, fish, or dairy products in your diet, as they are loaded with essential amino acids needed by the body for skin regeneration and collagen synthesis. You can even add collagen supplements that come in the form of powders and tablets to your everyday intake.

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Last Updated: Mon Jun 17 2024

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