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I have been losing weight, but I'm struggling with loose skin. How can I tighten my skin during weight loss?

Hi everyone,

I have been on a weight loss journey for the past few months and have managed to lose a significant amount of weight. While I am happy with my progress, I have noticed that my skin has become loose in certain areas of my body, particularly around my stomach and arms.

I am a bit concerned as it is affecting my confidence and making me feel self-conscious. I have been doing some research on how to tighten skin during weight loss but have not found any concrete answers.

I would really appreciate it if anyone could provide me with some tips or advice on how to deal with loose skin during weight loss. Are there any effective exercises or skin care routines that can help tighten skin? Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance!

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Hi fellow weight loss enthusiast!

I totally get what you mean about loose skin being a bit of a confidence crusher. Personally, I struggled with excess skin around my thighs and stomach area. However, I decided to embrace my new body and rock it like a badge of honor!

Having said that, I did come across a few things that seemed to help reduce the extent of my loose skin. What worked for me was incorporating yoga into my exercise routine. Yoga helped me tone my muscles, elongate my body, and breathe deeper - which encourages the movement of blood and oxygen to the surface, giving your skin a natural glow.

I also made sure to stay hydrated, moisturized the areas with the loose skin using cocoa butter or coconut oil. In addition, I found that massaging the area with a dry brush or a deep tissue massage helped increase blood flow and improve skin elasticity.

Lastly, it’s worth noting that skin elasticity is different for everyone, and depending on the amount of weight you’ve lost, loose skin may not necessarily be avoidable. However, don’t let this detract from your journey or your new-found confidence. Remember, losing weight is a huge accomplishment, and you should be proud of yourself- loose skin or not!


Hey there,

I know the struggle with loose skin all too well. During my weight loss journey, I lost quite a bit of weight and ended up with loose skin around my midsection. I found that incorporating certain foods into my diet helped improve the elasticity of my skin.

I made sure to incorporate foods rich in collagen like bone broth, leafy greens, and berries which all work together to improve the health of your skin. I also cut out processed and sugar-laden foods which can contribute to inflammation and make loose skin worse.

Incorporating dry brushing or massages as part of my daily routine was another helpful tip I got from my personal trainer. Both these techniques increase blood flow to the skin, even out skin tone, and help tone the muscles around the target areas.

It’s important to note that there is no quick fix to getting rid of loose skin, but staying consistent with your routine and focusing on overall health will play a huge role in improving skin elasticity. So, stay motivated, eat healthily, exercise regularly and stay patient. Your skin will improve over time!



I had a similar experience with loose skin during my weight loss journey. I found that incorporating strength training exercises into my routine helped a lot. Building muscle helps fill in some of the loose skin and gives a more toned appearance.

Another thing that helped me was staying hydrated and eating a healthy diet. This can help improve the health of your skin and potentially prevent some additional loose skin from forming.

There are also some topical creams and lotions that claim to improve skin elasticity, but I did not personally try any of these so cannot attest to their effectiveness.

Overall, it's important to remember that loose skin is a natural part of weight loss and it may take time for your body to adjust. Be patient with yourself and celebrate your progress!


Hello everyone,

I faced loose skin after losing a significant amount of weight. However, I found that incorporating HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) into my exercise routine helped a lot by toning my muscles and burning fat. This combination helped my skin bounce back quickly.

I also tried using a skin cream that contained retinoids. Retinoids are compounds derived from vitamin A that are known to help with skin cell turnover and stimulate collagen production, which can improve skin elasticity. I found this to be helpful in reducing the appearance of my loose skin.

Additionally, I incorporated more antioxidants into my diet like blueberries, pomegranates and leafy greens. These foods contain antioxidants that help in protecting the skin from stress and damage caused by free radicals which contributes to the elasticity of the skin.

In conclusion, I believe there are various effective ways to tighten skin during weight loss. What works best for one person may not work for another, but these tips shared by other users can give you an idea of what’s worth trying out. Remember to give yourself time and stay consistent with a healthy lifestyle. Good luck!

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