mike34 saidI have been dealing with this issue for a few yrs now. I was a fat kid growing up. Would eat anything insight. When i went to college i lost alot of weight and the result of that is loose skin below the waistline. When i keep my pants above that waistline nobody can tell but i know. Anyway i tried to lean out many many times but its not fat so when i do the rest of my body gets rail thin but the ab issue is still there. At one pt in my life i cut so low trying to get rid of it that my spine and other bones started showing. It feels like at this pt in time i need to bulk but do a clean bulk and not worry about the stomach because the muscle will fill in and take care of it. Am i right on that because it seems like nothing will help this besides a surgery . Has anybody else had this issue after weightloss. I want to stop worrying about it and just build muscle.Any advice would be greatly appreciated
UGH... I too have this problem, and sadly there isn't much you can do the older you get; that is because as we age our skin loses it's elasticity, which is why as we get older even the fit folks skin sags and wrinkles.
That being said, depending on how much you need to tighten, there are a few things you can try.
1) Use a sea-salt scrub when showering - Dead skins ceills remaining on the skin will prevent new healthier skin from forming. A scrub will help to break down the dead skin and allow new healthier 'tighter' skin to grow. (Don't go overboard)
2) Find a decent lotion with centella asiatica or another hydrating element. I use Jergens and it seems to work well.
3) Find a decent body Oil. They body Oil will essentially do the same as the lotion, but from what I've learned it stays moist a bit longer than the lotion, and in my opinion makes the skin feel a bit more toned.
4) Have patience. You won't solve this problem over night. It will take many many years for your skin to return to a more 'natural state' and you may never see all the loose skin disappear.
5) Do NOT tan. When you tan you body breaks down the cellulose which will cause your skin to sag. I know; it sucks, but it's true. I always use a lotion to re-hydrate after tanning.