The benefits of weight loss far outweigh any negatives. However, as you lose weight one of the things you may notice about your face is that the skin sags and droops where it used to be puffed up by underlying fat. The right products and care techniques will go a long way to keeping your skin looking healthy, but a healthy diet is the most important part of the equation. The skin is the body’s biggest organ, so if you treat your body well, your face and the rest of your skin will reflect it throughout your weight loss journey.
Things You'll Need
Eat a healthy, balanced diet everyday following United States Department of Agriculture “healthy diet” guidelines. Consume plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables. Eat daily servings of foods that contain nutrients to promote healthy skin such as essential fatty acids, vitamins A, C and E, and the B vitamin biotin. Drink at least eight or nine, 8 oz. glasses of water per day to keep your body hydrated and maintain elasticity in your skin.
Choose a moisturizer formulated for your skin type that contains vitamin C. Apply moisturizer daily preserve elasticity. Apply an emollient rich night cream before you go to sleep. If you don’t have oily skin, an emollient rich cream will help to keep your skin supple.
Visit a professional esthetician once or twice a month during your weight loss journey. Ask for a facial and treatments exfoliate and hydrate your skin. Request skin tightening masque treatments. Request facial massages to improve skin texture. Facial massage promotes and boosts skin elasticity by stimulating blood flow to the face.
You can also do some of your facial treatments and massages at home. If you don’t know which skin care products to use, ask a professional esthetician for recommendations in your price range.
References and ResourcesScience Daily: What to Eat for Glowing Healthy Skin
United States Department of Agriculture: My Pyramid - Dietary Guidelines
Beauty: The New Basics - What Every Facial Does
The Experts' Guide To 100 Things Everyone Should Know How To Do - Skin-care Tips
Sagging Skin: A Result Of Rapid Weight Loss
Beauty Therapy Fact File: Facial Massage