Tips to tighten loose skin

 Tips to tighten loose skin

Loose skin can be frustrating and have an impact on self-esteem. While there are many ways you can develop loose skin once you have it, it can be difficult to reverse.

Causes of loose skin can include:-

Weight loss

The effects of aging

Common places people experience loose skin include the:-








While cosmetic surgery can help improve loose skin, many options exist for people who would rather avoid medical procedures.

These options include:-


Firming Products

Non surgical procedures

Weight loss



A good choice for a firming cream is one that contains retinoids.

Retinoids are chemical derivatives of Vitamin A and include:-


Retinoic Acid


They increase the proliferation, maturation and turnover of skin cells.


I would also suggest that using creams that contain hyaluronic acid which attracts and holds onto water molecules.

Hyaluronic helps:-

Reduce the depth of wrinkles

Increase skin Firmness

Diminish Skin roughness

Wells recommends avoiding skincare products that include lanolin due to the steady increase in the rate of contact dermatitis associated with it.

What causes loose skin after weight loss?

The skin is the largest organ in your body and forms a protective barrier against the environment.

The innermost layer of your skin consists of proteins, including collagen and elastin. Collagen which makes up 80% of your skin’s structure, provide firmness and strength. Elastin provides elasticity and helps your skin stay tight.
During weight gain skin expands to make room for increased growth in the abdomen and other parts of the body.


Skin expansion during pregnancy occurs over a few months time and the expanded skin typically retracts within several months of the baby’s birth.

By contrast most overweight and obese people carry extra weight for years often beginning as early as childhood or adolescence.

When skin has been significantly stretched and remains that way for a long period of time, collagen and elastin fibers become damaged.

As a result they lose some of their ability to retract.

Consequently when someone loses a lot of weight excess skin hangs from the body. In general the greater the weight loss the more pronounced the loose skin effect.

Whats more researchers report that patients who have weight loss surgery from less new colaagen and the composition is inferior compared with the collagen in young healthy skin.

Some tips are as follows:-


 Exercising regularly is an important way to stay healthy and age well. Some types of exercise may also help reduce the effects of skin aging.

Endurance exercise might lessen the effect of age-related skin changes in mice and humans.

 Women who have loose skin as a result of pregnancy should talk to a doctor about the best way to engage safely in physical activity and which exercises to avoid.

2. Firming products:-

Many different firming gels, creams, patches, and other products are available for the topical treatment of minor cases of loose skin.People who wish to purchase a firming product should look for products containing retinoid compounds. 

4. Massage:-

Massage may improve blood flow and stimulate fibroblasts. Fibroblasts are cells that help produce connective tissues, such as collagen and elastin, that keep skin firm.

Some studies suggest that massage may increase mitochondrial production. Mitochondria play a crucial role in tissue and cellular metabolism, and there is a link between mitochondrial dysfunction and skin aging.