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    How To Keep Firm Skin While Losing Weight

    How To Keep Firm Skin While Losing Weight

    You have tried everything in the book to lose the excess weight, but you can’t seem to get your skin looking good again.

    The good news is that there are ways for you to keep firm skin while losing weight.

    In this blog post, we will discuss steps that will help improve the quality of your skin while also aiding in your weight loss journey. Let’s get started.

    1. Cut down on sugar.

    Sugar causes inflammation, which results in water retention that makes your skin puffy. Aim to keep sugary treats under 20 grams per day.

    2. Eat more leafy greens like spinach and kale

    The leafy greens are high in antioxidants and help rid the body of excess fluid (water weight). Doing so helps with collagen production as well, giving you firmer skin.

    3. Get enough sleep

    Lack of sleep increases cortisol levels, causing an increase in blood pressure due to increased stress hormone secretion leading to cellulite deposits around the hips. Try for at least seven hours each night if possible.

    You can also take melatonin supplements or try taking melatonin before bedtime every single night for three weeks straight, then stop taking it to see if you notice a difference.

    4. Exercise

    You won’t lose weight and keep your skin looking great without some exercise, so get moving. Whether walking around the block or going for a run, just put on those sneakers and do something active each day of the week. Remember that even though you are losing weight fast with all this exercising, slow and steady wins the race for having healthy skin long-term.

    If you don’t succeed at first, try again tomorrow–your results will come in time as long as you stick with your plan.

    5. Try applying coconut oil topically before bedtime every night

    Coconut oil has been shown to improve production by stimulating dermal fibroblasts, leading to healthier skin. Anna Nielsen from OGLF (Our Good Living Formula) suggests that you should apply it before going to bed every night.

    6. Cut out the alcohol

    While it may be hard for you as a wine lover, drinking red or white wine can lead to premature aging and wrinkles because of its pro-inflammatory effects on collagen production in your body.

    7. Eat more healthy fats like avocados, fish oil & flax seeds.

    These foods help improve blood flow by reducing plaque buildup so that sufficient nutrients reach all areas of your body, including those problem areas where you have cellulite deposits.  Do not take these supplements if you are pregnant or breastfeeding without consulting with your doctor first, though.

    Additionally, only opt for wild-caught fish–never farm-raised–and avoid eating fried food whenever possible as well since both practices significantly increase your risk of developing cancer.

    8. Exercise at the same time every day

    This will help you avoid stress and fatigue, which will lead to weight gain or loss that results in loose skin instead of tight-looking firmness.

    If you know you need a break from exercise one weekend, take it but make sure not to let this turn into a habit as taking days off can cause slow progress over time if done too often.

    Alternatively, take up yoga and meditate daily for ten minutes each session–this practice is shown to reduce cortisol levels while also decreasing feelings of anxiety and depression that may result from living with excess fat cells.

    9. Drink enough water

    Drink enough water so that your body does not become dehydrated, as severe dehydration causes rapid aging due to a lack of collagen production. Drink half your body weight in ounces of water daily to ensure you are hydrated and protected from fine lines and wrinkles caused by dry, brittle skin that looks old before it’s time. Taking in a hydration boost can be of great help.

    10. Utilize Organic foods

    Eat more organic foods whenever possible because they contain fewer pesticide residues than their non-organic counterparts, leading to increased levels of estrogen in the bloodstream. Keep up with your routine when buying food, so you don’t slip up on avoiding unhealthy choices.

    It might be worth having a cheat day now and again but try not to overdo this too often, or else it may affect your progress towards losing weight for good.

    11. Wear sunscreen every day

    UV radiation breaks down collagen fibers leading to accelerated skin aging. The best way to protect yourself from this kind of damage is with daily use of sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.

    You can also wear gloves and a hat when you’re out in the sun to protect your skin. Don’t smoke: Smoking depletes Vitamin C and other antioxidants that help keep your skin healthy while increasing enzymes that break down collagen.

    12. Keep your hormones in check

    Hormones play an essential role in how your skin looks. For women, this means that controlling insulin levels will help keep wrinkles at bay since high blood sugar levels contribute to the breakdown of collagen and elastin.

    Research suggests that estrogen may also contribute to increased collagen synthesis, which is good news for post-menopausal women (and men too)

    13. Get rid of bad fats

    Omega 6 fatty acids found in animal products stimulate collagen-degrading enzymes, while Omega 3 fatty acids found in fish oil inhibit these enzymes. Aim to get an even balance of both kinds of essential fatty acids by eating more fish, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, etc. If you are on a vegetarian diet, you may need to take some form of plant-based EFA supplement (check with your doctor before taking any supplements).

    The bottom line is that you should never stop taking care of your skin, even if you are trying to lose weight.

    You can still have radiant and glowing skin while losing pounds by using these simple tips for a healthy lifestyle. If this blog post has been helpful to you or someone else in your life, we will be glad to read your comments.

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