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11/28/12 1:54 P
Hi, I'm Laura.. Nice to meet you : ) Exfoliation and moisturizing will help-- make sure you use ALL NATURAL products, anything artificial will age your skin faster ! When I was 16, I lost about 100 lbs not knowing about the fact that skin will sag if you lose the weight too quickly, and I was left with A LOT of sagging skin. I've been exfoliating and moisturizing with homemade recipes since then, and approximately 70% of the sagging has been reversed. It also has A LOT to do with the way that you think. Picture your body being the way you want it to be everyday, and the healing process will happen even faster. To prevent any further sagging of your skin during your weight loss, you may want to try MSM soap ( If you have a health food store near you, they may have it there ). From what I understand, it contains a compound that helps the skin to stretch back as you are losing the weight. I hope this helps !
Wishing You Much Success : ) Laura
Edited by: LAFURFARI at: 11/28/2012 (13:55)
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1,495 11/28/12 12:21 P
Even just the 50 pounds I lost left me with a little belly skin that I can't seem to shake. I only notice it when I'm planking or doing pushups - something where gravity is pulling directly on that area - it pooches out and no amount of tightening my abs does anything to it. It's not huge and not a problem in my clothes or anything, but it is there. I keep doing what I'm doing, and hopefully over time it will go away. Of course if/when I get pregnant, that will likely be the end of that dream. Hah!
11/28/12 11:29 A
I'm no spring chicken anymore... and 43 lbs lighter... I notice the face is sagging a bit... and will probably have extra in the lower belly area... yup am doing strength training and cardio so doing what I can
UNICORN818, do you have extra skin now? If not, it's worth knowing that it does NOT happen to everyone. I lost 100 lbs and didn't have extra skin. My "secrets" were heavy weightlifting (up to 6 reps / set) and taking my time - I took 2 years to lose the weight. The faster you lose, the more likely you are to have extra skin.
I got really into lifting (I found it really fun) and I think that made a big difference for me. But the trick is to use heavy weight that fatigues your muscles in 4-6 reps. If you can do 12 reps, it's too light.
The younger you are, the better your skin will fare so start NOW - don't let yourself get a single day older before you start.
That's my experience anyway.
11/28/12 11:09 A
I was concerned with this too. I have been working on my weight loss, actively for 2 full months and dropped 23 pounds. For some reason, even with increased workout and cardio (stationary bike, treadmill, tennis) and now weight training, I stayed the same weight for 3 weeks in row. In any case, I noticed extra skin in arms and not sure how to get rid of it.
I noticed on other posts that resistance training helps, so I'll lower the weight and increase the reps.
77 pounds to go before first weight loss goal.
Fitness Minutes: (4,069)
11/28/12 10:53 A
I know sometimes after people lose a lot of weight (like 100 pounds or so) sometimes the skin doesn't shrink back. Is there anyway to help it besides going under the knife. I am terrified of that, but I will have a lot of extra skin and am wondering if there are any ways to prevent this from happening to me.
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