I wanted to share tips, remedies and recipes to tighten loose skin after pregnancy. After delivery, our body changes in many ways and one of the biggest change is our sagging stomach. Don’t be frustrated about it, our stomach stretches throughout delivery so give it some time to get back to it’s original shape. The time it takes for our stomach to get back to it’s normal shape depends on how much weight we gained during pregnancy, our fitness level and genetics also plays a main role. Here are 10 important tips that will help get rid of loose skin: 1. Dry Brushing: Dry brushing after delivery regularly helps greatly in tightening loose skin after delivery. Choose a good quality dry brush for best results, you can read about dry brushing in detail here. 2. Massage Oil: Regularly massaging your stomach during pregnancy will go a long way in preventing stretch marks. I would suggest starting the massage from the first trimester onwards, this will ensure that your skin is supple and will greatly minimize skin sagging. I have given my favorite massage oil recipe below. 3. Exercise: Do stomach strengthening exercises regularly like planks and crunches but if you have had a caesarean delivery I would suggest consulting your doctor before starting your exercise regime. 4. Don’t Crash Diet: Don’t try to cut down on your calories drastically, losing weight too quickly is also one of the main reasons for loose skin. 5. Massage Cream: Soon after delivery, start massaging your stomach everyday with a massage cream. Massaging regularly improves skin elasticity and helps tighten the skin greatly. I have given a homemade massage cream recipe below, use it regularly for best results. 6. Keep Yourself Hydrated: Keeping your body hydrated is essential for improving the skin elasticity and toning the sagging skin. If you don’t like to drink water, try to consume more of hydrating ingredients like coconut water, soups, fresh juices, etc. 7. Consume Lots Of Protein: Consuming lots of protein is especially important after delivery to improve muscle mass, to have the energy to exercise daily and also to prevent sagging skin. Try to consume more of plant based proteins like nuts and legumes. 8. Use Exfoliating Scrubs: Weekly once use exfoliating scrubs to improve the blood circulation. I would suggest coffee and brown sugar scrub, it is gentle to be used on the stomach and helps improve the skin tone greatly. All these natural remedies work really well in tightening sagging belly skin after pregnancy and if used regularly will help tighten loose skin completely….
RECIPES FOR TIGHTENING LOOSE BELLY SKIN AFTER PREGNANCY
1. MASSAGE OIL RECIPE FOR STOMACH TIGHTENING:
equal quantities of unrefined coconut oil and extra virgin olive oil in
b. Break open and add in the contents of 1 vitamin E capsule and use it as a massage oil.
2. BELLY SKIN TIGHTENING CREAM:
1 tbsp of store bought Aloe Vera gel in a bowl.
b. Add in 3 drops of essential oil of choice. Finally add in the content of
1 vitamin E capsule and mix well and use it as a massage cream.
3. BELLY SCRUB TO TIGHTEN SAGGING SKIN:
1 tbsp of coffee powder in a bowl.
b. Add in 1 tbsp of brown sugar in a
c. Add in enough coconut oil to form a paste, mix well and use it
as a scrub weekly once.