There are lots of ways to tighten skin after you lose weight. While you might be at your goal weight , you might still feel bulky, and the culprit is loose, sagging skin. How do you tighten skin after weight loss 👙, so you can fit into the clothes you want, and look as gorgeous, healthy, and toned as you know you are? Girls, I can help. Here are 14 ways to tighten skin after weight loss.

1. Don't lose weight too quickly

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Dropping a lot of weight at one time can be bad for you, not just for your health, but in general, it can make your skin sag. One of the ways to tighten skin after weight loss is to lose your weight gradually. Remember, time is your friend and you want your weight loss to be healthy!

2. Skin firming creams

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Skin firming lotion is definitely one of the best ways to tighten skin after weight loss. You want creams that are filled with herbal ingredients, aloe vera, and even some vitamin E and A. These are all ingredients that are designed specifically to increase the collagen and elastin in your skin!

3. Limit your exposure

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Your skin needs to be nurtured. Being out in the sun too long and too much exposure to hot and chlorinated water can loosen up your skin even more than it is now. Limit your exposure to both of these things, along with tanning booths and you'll see your skin start to firm up in no time!

4. Mineral/ Salt Scrubs

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Scientists think the reason using sea salt scrubs (or other scrubs) helps tighten skin after weight loss is that they encourage increased blood flow, which in turn encourages healthy, elastic skin. Whatever the exact reason, it does seem to work for many people… try using a good scrub in the shower twice a day, at least three times a week, and see if it helps you!

5. Try massage therapy

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I have a particular friend who swears her weekly massage therapy helped her tighten skin after weight loss. She complained of sagging skin, particularly on her upper arms and upper thighs, and is delighted to show off her non-saggy parts now. Why not give it a go? At best, it will help tighten your skin, at worst, you get an invigorating massage.

6. Add weight training

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Chance are, you used weight training to help you get to your goal weight, but if not, it’s time to add it to help tighten skin after weight loss! If you’re worried about looking overly buff and masculine, don’t be. Simply add weights to your workout three times a week, because building toned, lean muscle under your skin will help it look tighter… and sexier!

7. Hydrate yourself

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Healthy skin is hydrated skin! Adding in at least 8 glasses of water a day to your diet can make all of the difference in the world. Hydrating yourself after a workout makes sure that your body stays hydrated. When your body is hydrated, it comes out in your skin, makes it look glowing, and tightens it up!

8. Practice yoga

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Yoga will help you relieve stress, be more flexible, lose weight, and can even help your skin rebound after weight loss! The key with yoga, and any other regimen for that matter, is to start off slow. Within a few weeks, you’ll be surprised how much more flexible you, and your skin, can be. There are tons of yoga classes that you can take or you can even start to do it at home.

9. Raw foods

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There are a lot of vitamins and nutrients that can be cooked out of foods. To avoid that, why not add in some raw foods to your diet? Raw foods can be anything from fruits to veggies to even fish (sushi anyone?). Once you start to add these raw foods to your diet, you'll see how quickly your skin tightens up!

10. Do calisthenics

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Calisthenics are great for building lean muscle, great for your heart, and they’re even great for tightening skin after weight loss! Add a round of calisthenics to your weekly routine, three or four times a week, and enjoy the jumping jacks, push-ups, windmills, and more… they can be fun, and they’re helping your skin readjust at the same time.

11. Avoid junk food

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Foods that are high in fat are a dieter’s worst nightmare on two fronts. First, obviously, they can wreck your diet. Second, they do your skin no favors. If you’re trying to keep a healthy weight or tighten skin after weight loss, avoid foods that are high in fat. Even the ones that taste really, really good. ESPECIALLY the ones that taste really, really good! Studies have shown that these high fat foods can even be addictive... so stay away!

12. Avoid Sulfates/ harsh soaps

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Sulfates are used in lots of body washes, soaps, and shampoos because they’re good, cheap cleansers and they make lush lather. But sulfates can also over-dry and irritate skin, stripping it of vital moisture and making it less elastic. If you’re trying to tighten skin after weight loss, shop around for sulfate-free products. L’Oreal offers a great line, for a very reasonable price.

13. Don't tan

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The tanning process is horrible for your skin, especially when you’re using a tanning bed to boost your melanin. You might think it makes your skin look smoother and healthier, but it doesn't. Wear sunblock when you’re outdoors, and don’t fake and bake. You’ll see your skin tighten more quickly, and you’ll also avoid a greater risk of skin cancer.

14. Rinse away chlorine

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Excess chlorine from swimming pools and hot tubs can dry out your skin, making it less elastic, and less likely to rebound after weight loss. If you swim to keep fit, be sure to shower immediately after, and use cleaners designed to remove chlorine and moisturise your skin. Also, remember that you don't need HOT water to rinse chlorine away, use warm water instead, which will also help keep your skin hydrated (hot water can strip away natural oils).