Loose skin is a common indicator of age since it comes with age. As people age; the elasticity in their skin wears out, causing it to hang and further expose wrinkles. Loose skin mostly occurs at the back, in the abdomen, arms, and legs. Other causes of loose skin are excessive weight loss and pregnancy.
So how is loose skin treated? If you’re thinking liposuction, you’re wrong. Sometimes, we mistake loose skin for fat when we make pinches on our body. Liposuction would be useful is there really is fat residing beneath loose skin. Otherwise, skin tightening is the solution.
Depending on the severity of loose skin, either surgery or working out can resolve the problem. Surgery is reserved to huge amounts of loose skin, while muscle training and exercise can pack mild loose skin with tone. Exercise doesn’t improve loose skin; it tightens the muscle, which then expands to the skin, forms with it, and gives it tone.
Of course, nothing beats prevention. Gradual weight loss and lowering sun exposure helps avoid the incidence of loose skin. As for aging, it’s a natural process that can’t be reversed. One way or another, we’ll all experience loose skin some day. However, the amount of care we give ourselves will determine how bad our loose skins will look like when we grow old.