- Citrus fruits
Eat nutrient-rich foods that improve skin elasticity to decrease loose skin. Vitamin-C found in citrus fruits, strawberries and vegetables such as bell peppers aids collagen formation which is essential for tightening up the skin. Healthy fats also aid in collagen formation and increasing skin moisture to prevent a stretched, dry appearance. Add foods such as avocado, olive oil, nuts, seeds and omega-3 rich salmon to your diet in moderation.
- More water
Drink eight to 10 glasses of water per day, more or less depends on your physical activity levels. Hydration is essential to maintaining skin elasticity as dehydrated skin will cause sagging and wrinkles. Water hydrates the skin’s cells and tissues to plump them up for a softer, smoother skin appearance.
- The Push-Pull Classics Workout
Why it Works: To tighten your stomach, tone your arms, whittle your back and love handles, and pump up your pecs, nothing works better than the deadlift and bench press: tried-and-true proven movements bodybuilders and powerlifters have been using—well, forever.
Directions: Perform a 6-8 minute gentle cardio warmup and any prep moves you like. Then, complete all the deadlift sets before moving on to the bench press. For both, use a heavy enough weight to where you can complete all reps with proper form—but you feel like you couldn’t eek out even one or two additional. Use a barbell for both moves, or sub in dumbbells if you don’t have one.
- Monitor your weight loss
It may be time to curb your weight loss just for a bit to allow your skin to get adjusted to the loss. As you maintain your weight, your skin has more of a tendency to shrink to your new size. If you continue to lose weight rapidly, your skin will continue to lose elasticity.
- Moisturize your skin
Use a moisturizer that has vitamin E in it, so that your skin will stay moist, as this allows for new skin cells to grow. Moisturizing also helps with minimizing wrinkles. You can even use coconut oil on your skin. Coconut oil is a natural moisturizer and has antibacterial properties to soothe the skin. It is often used in commercial and DIY body lotions, but it can be used on its own as well. You can find here more fantastic everyday uses for coconut oil, or read about these fruit oils for skin care.