Stop Looking for Ways to Remove Loose Skin
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I once thought that you could buy your way out of loose skin.
I thought you could buy a cream, lotion, or one of the other many products marketed to help remove loose skin to take care of the job. So did I. Unfortunately, the laws of physics prevented any of these products from actually making any difference.
Think of loose skin this way:
You squeeze into a shirt 2x too small. You wear it all day. At the end of the day, you take the shirt off and of course, the shirt is now bigger than it was when you put it on.
Granted, our skin isn’t a t-shirt. Our skin is smart and can adapt to conditions. Loose skin resulting from weight loss will shrink a little to mold with our body. However, the rate at which our skin does shrink and the amount it inevitably shrinks cannot be affected by anything we do, but instead depends on your age and the speed at which you lost the weight (the quicker you lose it, the more tightening it has to do).
No cream, lotion, or any other magical solution will fix our loose skin.
The best thing we can hope to do is hide loose skin. You can’t do much about hiding it with your shirt off of course, but as I said yesterday I look like a normal guy with a shirt on. I wear compression shirts (this one and this one specifically, both medium, same size as my normal shirts) under my regular every day clothing. Compression clothing is aptly named as it compresses, keeping loose skin/flab around your chest and midsection from moving and keeps everything supported.
Yes, like a bra.
Some people will take this advice with a grain of salt, I’m afraid. They’ll continue looking for a way to remove loose skin that is complicated, costs money and promises a lot through gimmicks and fine print but delivers very little instead of facing reality.
That’s what some people do when they hear about counting calories, too. Thankfully, they usually come back around eventually.