When you lose weight your body is changing rapidly. These changes will be reflected in your skin, and sometimes not in a good way. You can suffer from stretch marks, as well as acne and breakouts. Let’s look at how you can handle those challenges.
Stretch marks are revealed as you start to lose weight. You may have the silvery marks on your tummy, your thighs, and on your underarms as well. These marks will fade over time.
Acne can be more challenging. Just when you’re starting to lose weight and are looking great and feeling good, you start to get acne.
Stretch Marks and Other Skin Care Concerns
As you continue to lose weight, you may find that your skin is more oily, or even more dry. Make sure that you’re drinking plenty of water. The water is essential because as your body burns fat, it releases toxins, which are stored in the fat, into your system. Water will flush your system, and you’ll feel better.
Use cocoa butter and vitamin E oil on your stretch marks each day. Massage the butter and oil mixture into your skin.
Acne and Breakouts
Acne and breakouts can be challenging. If you drink enough water, you’ll minimize the chances that you get breakouts.
You should use natural skin care, so that you’re not clogging your pores with chemicals.
If you have acne, use an oatmeal and milk rinse on your face daily. To make the rinse, take a teaspoon of oatmeal, and soak it in a cup of milk overnight. Massage this rinse into your skin and leave it for a few minutes before rinsing it off. This will leave your skin lovely and soft and will dry out breakouts. (Keep the rinse in the refrigerator and use it up within two days.)
More Natural Skin Care from Your Kitchen to Help Your Skin as You Lose Weight
Honey is wonderful for your skin at any time, especially when you’re losing weight. Just take a teaspoon of honey and massage it into your skin. Leave the honey for five minutes, and rinse it away. The honey not only cleans your skin, but moisturizes and disinfects it too.
If your skin feels rough, you can use an olive oil and salt mixture as an exfoliant. Mix a tablespoon of olive oil and a tablespoon of salt, then rub this into your skin. You can use the mixture as an all-over exfoliant.