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(NaturalNews) Author Fleur Hupston A large reduction in weight may result in sagging skin. Conventional treatments such as surgery to remove excess skin are drastic and harsh. A more natural approach combining massage with aromatherapy oils can improve blood flow and help skin elasticity.
The human body is designed to cope with enormous weight gain by literally producing more skin cells. When this extra weight is lost, especially if weight loss is rapid, there may be excess skin, which sags, looks unsightly and can be difficult to "shrink into". Loose skin is normal when weight loss exceeds 40 pounds.
Skin massage with aromatherapy oils
Primrose oil: Blend a few drops of primrose oil with an equal quantity of neroli essential oil. This is especially good for sagging facial skin. Massage the face and neck gently and regularly.
Rosemary oil: This oil has astringent properties and is said to improve blood flow and skin elasticity. Blend with a carrier oil such as sweet almond or jojoba.
Frankincense oil: This oil is said to slow down aging and delay the signs of sagging skin. Blend 3 drops of frankincense oil with 2 drops each of patchouli and geranium essential oil. Add around 20 drops of jojoba to create a soothing skin serum.
Rosehip oil: Rosehip oil is extracted from Rosa rubiginosa and has a moisturizing, softening effect on the skin. The oil is high in vitamin C, which aids in collagen formation and is said to be an excellent aid in tissue regeneration. Rosehip oil is not strictly an essential or volatile oil and as such it may be used directly on the skin without dilution first. However, the oil can increase skin phototoxicity and individuals using this oil should avoid excessive sun exposure.
Carrot seed oil: This oil is high in beta-carotene and vitamin A. Carrot seed oil promotes detoxification and can assist with collagen formation. Blend with a carrier oil such as sweet almond oil before use. Helps to make skin luminous and healthy looking.
Additional tips to counter sagging skin after weight loss
Weight loss should ideally be slow and steady and combined with a regular exercise routine.
According to Dr. H. Pino, director of exercise physiology at the Obesity Consult Centre, Tufts-New England, "Your intake of food and fluids before, during and after losing weight is a factor for your skin". Losing weight slowly (2 pounds per week or 1 kg per week) and keeping hydrated appears to help the skin's elasticity.
Drink 8 glasses of pure water per day and eat a diet rich in high water content foods. Exercise should comprise of strength or resistance training, which builds muscle. This, in turn, can significantly improve sagging skin after weight loss.
About the author
Fleur Hupston is a professional freelance writer. She is passionate about natural, healthy living and is currently studying to be a naturopath. She divides her time between writing for Natural News and various other sites, home schooling her children and studying part time.
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