(Closed) Skin Tightening After Weight Loss

posted 5 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
1283 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017 - Baton Rouge, LA

commenting to follow… I lost 70lb over the summer (the 3rd time i’ve had major weight loss) and my skin is not bouncing back like it has before. Stretchmarks suck too. What kind of oil are you using?

Post # 5
295 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m going to throw out a response that a lot of ladies aren’t super hot about, but it WORKS!

I have been anywhere between 115-257lbs over the last decade. Yeah… oops. Currently 120ish.

Anyway, while time def helps, the thing that REALLY tightened up my body was strength training. I started lifting HEAVY weights (just compound lifts) last Spring and seriously- my body looks completely different!! I have a “c-section shelf” that has not shifted over the last decade no matter HOW much weight I lost. I tried every damn cream in the world…nothing! It’s just loose skin. However, in the last few months, I have seen a dramatic change. I wish I would have started earlier!! I was always told the skin would never go away without surgery, but I can honestly say that I am pretty positive I will have a nice flat and tight stomach in a few months. 

As for stretch marks, they fade over time, but I am a big fan of Bio-Oil. I’ve also heard great things about derma rolling, but I am too chicken to roll needles over my stomach. No way, Jose! 

Good Luck!! 🙂

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