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October 18, 2018

5 NATURAL WAYS TO AVOID LOOSE SKIN AFTER WEIGHT LOSS

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by Dr Don Colbert

We receive hundreds of testimonials from people on the Keto Zone Diet losing weight nearly effortlessly while improving their blood pressure, cholesterol, and more to heal their bodies. Losing weight is a fantastic way to turn your health around and feel better. But today, we’re addressing a fairly common area of concern that comes up (from any diet): saggy or loose skin after weight loss.

Below, you’ll learn why saggy and loose skin happens (note: it’s not just from weight loss!) and natural ways to support healthier, firmer skin on your whole body.

WHY WE GET LOOSE SKIN
As you get older, it’s common to notice your skin getting thinner, less supple, and looser or saggier. You might also notice thinning hair or more ridges on your nails. When this happens, it means you’re losing an important component in skin health: collagen.

Here’s why it matters:

Collagen is a protein found in your skin, connective tissues, cartilage, bones, muscles, and even your blood vessels.
Along with elements like elastin and glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), collagen is what keeps skin health, hydrated, and even and unblemished.

After the age of 20, you start making about one percent less collagen in your skin each year as a normal part of the aging process.

As you lose this collagen, skin can become more fragile, thinner, and more prone to sagging and wrinkles.
If you lose weight, especially a large amount later in life, it’s common to experience sagging or loose skin after weight loss. This could be noticeable in your face as well as other places.

Without the same amount of elasticity as before, your skin doesn’t have the same potential to “bounce back” and fit your new body.

BEST NATURAL REMEDIES FOR LOOSE SKIN AFTER WEIGHT LOSS (OR AT ANY TIME)
So, dealing with saggy or loose skin after weight loss is pretty normal—but chances are it bothers you. So here are some of the best preventative approaches to saggy skin. It’s best to already be utilizing these before and during your weight loss journey, but they are beneficial at any time in life.

1. BOOST YOUR COLLAGEN LEVELS
Since you’re losing collagen every year, it’s always a good idea to support more collagen in your body. You can do this by taking a trusted collagen supplement.

Daily collagen supplementation can help boost your levels to not only reduce signs of aging but also help keep skin healthy, strong, and supple as you lose weight.

Some of the best times to take collagen are before bed or in the morning stirred into your coffee, but you can use it at any time.

Take a scoop of Keto Zone Hydrolyzed Collagen up to three times per day to support healthy, thick, and more elastic skin.

2. APPROACH WEIGHT LOSS HEALTHFULLY
Crash diets that cause you to drop a ton of weight in a short period of time (unsustainably) can contribute to more skin sag:

When you lose weight extremely quickly, your skin doesn’t have time to shrink at the same rate as your body.
And if you were very overweight before, it can leave you with more stretched and loose skin after weight loss.
Losing weight through a healthy diet may be slightly slower than a crash diet—but it can give your skin time to adapt, reducing saggy skin from weight loss. Plus, it’s far healthier over the long-term.

This is why the Keto Zone Diet works well for so many people. You’re burning fat and losing weight healthfully and steadily while filling your body with health- and skin-promoting foods.

3. ENGAGE IN REGULAR EXERCISE
Collagen is at the foundation of your muscles as well! So daily exercise helps tone your muscles to reduce appearance concerns related to saggy skin.

For best results, incorporate regular exercise (cardio as well as some weight lifting) into your weight loss routine to keep you toned and reduce loose skin resulting from weight loss.

4. AVOID TOO MUCH SUN
Too much sun exposure—in the past, present, and future—can damage your skin, which can contribute to wrinkles and sagginess.

Obviously you can’t change your past sun exposure, so start today by limiting it and, especially, avoiding sunburns.

Dr Don Colbert

5. KEEP YOUR NUTRITION AND WATER INTAKE OPTIMAL
Balanced nutrition and proper hydration matter a lot when it comes to skin health and appearance. Hydrated skin has a more supple and glowing appearance than dehydrated skin.

Make sure you’re eating a diet rich in healthy fats, vegetables, and good proteins (like the Keto Zone Diet!) and drinking plenty of water every day.

There are a few factors in skin health you can’t control, including natural aging and genetics. But the above tips focus on things you can do to support stronger, firmer, healthier skin—which is key in reducing the amount of loose skin after weight loss.

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