Weight loss can be a huge accomplishment. However, one of the biggest concerns most people have during weight loss is how it affects the skin. If you don’t take care of your skin when losing weight, loose skin can develop, along with wrinkles and stretch marks. These imperfections can cause permanent scarring on your skin, so it’s important to proactively take care of your skin during your weight loss journey.
At Bardisa Medical Center, we offer several weight loss programs to help patients achieve their weight loss goals and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Our team in Miami, Florida, is there through every step of the way. Here are our best tips and tricks to keep skin firm and avoid wrinkles when losing weight.
If you are concerned about face wrinkles, skin care is key. Applying a moisturizer will help seal in essential nutrients, including vitamins C and E, which provide antioxidants to the skin and supports the development of collagen and elastin.
One way to lose weight, without worrying about sagging skin, is to lose it gradually. Losing weight too rapidly can affect your skin, leading to wrinkles and sagging skin.
Incorporating a strength training routine into your exercise program is one way to keep sagging skin at bay. With strength training, you’ll essentially replace the fat that once fill out your skin with lean muscle mass. Building muscle as you shed pounds will keep your skin taut, warding off wrinkles. Not to mention it will amp up your weight loss efforts!
If you are trying to live a healthy lifestyle, it’s essential to quit smoking. Smoking will lead to wrinkles because it dries out your skin.
Water is essential for hydrating our bodies, which will lead to supple, healthy skin. Drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day will keep your skin hydrated and healthy. Plus, it will keep you from mistaking thirst signals for hunger.
Losing a bunch of weight and gaining it back is known as “yo-yo dieting,” and it could also be the culprit of your wrinkles. When you gain weight, your skin stretches. Once you lose it, your skin will shrink back. This cycle will not only wreak havoc on your body, but on your skin too.
If you are looking to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, along with a healthy diet, skin care should be at the top of your list.
At Bardisa Medical Center, Dr. Roselind Bardisa will assess your skin and make recommendations based on your unique needs. Our treatment includes four essential steps including cleansing, moisturizing, repairing, and preventing, to ward off wrinkles and fight the signs of aging.