Maintaining Firm Skin During Weight Loss

During weight loss, skin needs love and attention just like the rest our body. Many factors can affect how well your skin will react to changes. If you have been neglecting your skin, there is no need to worry. I have a few simple ways to get your skin right on track with your firming figure.

Smart Changes
Toss the diet pills and couch potato attitude! Its time to look at weight loss as lifestyle change instead of dieting. Most crash diet weight loss comes from water weight and muscle. This may cause you to lose firmness and loose skin could begin to appear. You may have heard some of these tips before, but they are worth mentioning again.


  • Inactivity
  • Yo-yo weight loss and weight gain
  • Fad dieting
  • Eating small meals throughout the day
  • Eating a variety of nutrients (see next step) 
  • An exercise routine including strength and cardiovascular exercises
From the Inside-Out

Skin is affected by what we put in our bodies. Eating healthy food gives our bodies the nutrition and hydration it needs to improve skin. Add a few or all of these foods below to help your skin maintain it’s elasticity.

Omega 3’s-helps skin retain moisture
  • Walnuts
  • Flaxseed
Vitamin A-helps repair damaged skin
  • Sweet potato 
  • Kale
Vitamin C-protects skin from damage
  • Tomatoes
  • Citrus Fruits
Water helps keep your entire body stay hydrated
  • You know the drill! 8 or more glasses of water per day – I aim for over half my body weight in ounces. 
Go to your local health food stores to find these foods. Look for the organic version to get the most out of the food you purchase!
Proper Skin Care

Taking care of your skin can help skin maintain it’s healthy tone and is very important when losing weight. Adding proper skin care to your daily routine in addition to healthy eating and exercise will help your body firm up beautifully from every angle!

  • Exfoliate – exfoliate regularly to remove dead skin cells. Doing this will help skin appear smoother and healthier. See the article below for information on how to exfoliate properly.  
  • Moisturize- apply quality lotions, moisturizers or organic oil like coconut oil on your skin daily to keep skin hydrated just like you keep your body hydrated with water. Use lotions with vitamins in them to enhance the health of your skin. There are even creams that are specifically made to help firm skin. Look for labels with hyaluronic acid.
Please comment below with thoughts on the article or any other skin firming tips you can bring to the table!
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  1. Thanks Justine! Now that I have been getting more serious about this weight lose (since the wedding isn’t getting any further away), this is great information on trying to tighten this skin of mine. I want to look good on that big day but most importantly I want to get healthy so I have more years with Robert. My brother is the king of the yo yo diet/diet pills/unhealthy weight loss ways… I’m going to have him check out your blog. 🙂

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