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What is Loose Skin and How to Treat It?


Loose skin can occur for external or internal reasons or a combination of both. It is triggered by quick weight fluctuations, improper skin hydration, and aging. Loose skin is also referred to as skin laxity or sagging. This skin condition that could be everyone’s destiny can be triggered by health conditions and lifestyle changes. 

According to Medical News Today contributing factors to skin laxity include:

  • Menopause
  • Tanning
  • Medications including steroids and corticosteroids
  • Skin products, washes, or detergent chemicals 
  • Smoking
  • Drinking Alcohol

Underlying Causes of Loose Skin

There are methods available to firm up loose skin from every day better living with a healthy diet and exercise to surgical and non-surgical treatments. Long before those become a possibility the average person can begin with basic skincare, specialty lotions, body wrap spa treatments, and lifestyle changes. 

In an article written by Rachael Troughton and reviewed before publication in Medical News Today by Susan Bard, MD, on April 12, 2021, the author discusses the causes of loose skin. She begins with a discussion of two essential proteins that keep skin looking healthy and firm, collagen, and elastin. She also takes note of the decrease in levels of hyaluronic acid that occurs with age. This coincides with an interruption and decrease of the body’s production of the essential skin proteins. 

Special lifestyle changes could be also responsible for loose skin in younger and older individuals alike. Writer Rachel Troughton notes, “Sagging skin may also occur after significant weight loss. The skin stretches to accommodate an increased body mass. Over time, however, this can damage the collagen and elastin in the skin. This can lead to sagging after weight loss.

Also, during pregnancy, the skin of the abdomen stretches. This may lead to skin sagging after giving birth.”

Tips for Preventing Sagging Skin 

A healthy diet and exercise are a preventative that staves off most health problems including loose or sagging skin. For years scientists, researchers, nutritionists, and medical doctors have been marching to the same drummer advocating healthy diets to fight damaging free radicals in the body. The weapon of choice is nutritional input from a plant-based diet, and or combined with vitamins and minerals as discussed with a physician. 

Dermatologists who are primary physicians in skin conditions are no exception. Along with eating healthy and getting exercise, dermatologists extol the benefits of moisturizing, hydrating, and protecting the skin from the damaging rays of sun exposure.

FIT Radiance Complex

FIT is a leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of infrared body wrap equipment, a skin toning treatment. They are invested in researching and introducing proprietary quality personal care products. Among the products introduced by FIT to target and firm loose skin over the entire body is FIT Radiance Complex. 

This skin rejuvenating formula diminishes the appearance of cellulite, as well as increases skin firmness, to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It is a plant-based formula, researched and evaluated in a cruelty-free process. Gluten-Free, Paraben Free and made in the USA, it has a light clean fragrance with hints of melon and citrus. Key ingredients to feed, hydrate, and firm skin include the powers of nature found in the sacred lotus, shiitake, pea peptide, echinacea, and rosemary. It also includes luxurious and effective oils such as apricot, kukui, macadamia, coconut, and avocado. Fit Radiance Complex is currently available online and at selected luxury spas that feature FIT BodyWrap products. 

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