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    loose skin?

    Im sure this question has been asked time and time again but has anyone around my age (22) struggled with loose skin? I know it shouldnt worry me as obviously losing the weight and being healthy out weighs loose skin but when you've been over weight since a teenager and not really experienced life it is a worry.. Hope this makes sense to people lol, Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghostie View Post
    Im sure this question has been asked time and time again but has anyone around my age (22) struggled with loose skin? I know it shouldnt worry me as obviously losing the weight and being healthy out weighs loose skin but when you've been over weight since a teenager and not really experienced life it is a worry.. Hope this makes sense to people lol, Thanks
    At 22 age is on your side, generally, the younger you are the more likely your skin will allow for a bit of stretch, but it's also down to genes, skin type and yo-yo dieting doesn't help either (so once it's off try to keep it off ).

    I lost about 6.5st in my early 20s and had a little loose skin on my arms and tops of legs and my tummy, but not too bad, then I gained it all again, plus extra, and the next time (12yr+ older) I lost weight I had a lot more loose skin, but I had also had children in the meantime, which meant rapid weight gain and more stretchmarks. I knew I was prone to loose skin as my mum also had stretchmarks and loose skin on her tummy after having children, but I think yo-yoing was the worst thing I did.

    I'm not sure if it will help (I believe it's mostly down to age and genetics personally) but apparently it's best to lose weight nice and slowly, drink lots of water, eat a healthy diet full of of vitamins and minerals, use a moisturiser to massage daily (cheaper ones like Coco butter, E45 or Nivea will do the same job as expensive 'stretchmark' creams) and exercise to keep toned under the skin, which can help with the appearance of the loose skin. x
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    Thanks alot, i have a few stretchmarks but their that silver color and you cant really see them.. but i guess like i said health out weighs loose skin.. Thanks for the the help sweet
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghostie View Post
    Thanks alot, i have a few stretchmarks but their that silver color and you cant really see them.. but i guess like i said health out weighs loose skin.. Thanks for the the help sweet
    I think that's a really good sign, I have the most loose skin in the places I have the most stretchmarks. And yes, definitely, wearing lovely little clothes and feeling happy running for a bus far outweigh a bit of a wobbly tummy. x
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    I am abit of a yo yo dieter which i dont think will help matters i lost 5 stone a few years back then went on holiday (all inclusive) put 10 pounds on and just couldnt get back on it after that so i put all the weight i lost plus alot more which sucks ..
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    I'm sure not getting to target is what makes us go back to our old habits! I didn't hit my target last time I was just about half way there, and then gained it all back again, with an added 10lb on top! We should make a vow to get to our target and STAY there this time!

    Oh, and another good reason to stay there is, apparently, the longer you stay at your goal weight the more the skin firms up, it can take up to about 2 years to even back out again. x
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hippopotamum View Post
    I'm sure not getting to target is what makes us go back to our old habits! I didn't hit my target last time I was just about half way there, and then gained it all back again, with an added 10lb on top! We should make a vow to get to our target and STAY there this time!

    Oh, and another good reason to stay there is, apparently, the longer you stay at your goal weight the more the skin firms up, it can take up to about 2 years to even back out again. x
    I think that is something we should do.. When WE get there not IF.. Oh well thats good news lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Safia View Post
    I don't even want to think of the state of my skin on my tummy once i lose weight especially as I have had 4 children in the last 5 years! x
    Aww bless ya.. Yeah but you have had children which is probably the main reason and just cant be helped
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    I remember reading that if you exercise whilst losing, your skin won't sag as much.
    I'm 23 so a similar age and this was really worrying me so I mass googled it.
    Things like walking a bit extra and swimming do wonders. If you increase your exercise make sure to drink more water and eat more super free foods though.

    Those are the basics that I found out from googling, browsing the forum and group.
    At group there's a man at group that has lost 8st (started off at 25st ish) and he wears short sleeves. Can't see any sagging skin on him.
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    Try using some firming moisturizer

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    Quote Originally Posted by MelonCollie View Post
    I remember reading that if you exercise whilst losing, your skin won't sag as much.
    I'm 23 so a similar age and this was really worrying me so I mass googled it.
    Things like walking a bit extra and swimming do wonders. If you increase your exercise make sure to drink more water and eat more super free foods though.

    Those are the basics that I found out from googling, browsing the forum and group.
    At group there's a man at group that has lost 8st (started off at 25st ish) and he wears short sleeves. Can't see any sagging skin on him.
    Nice to know its not just me whose worrying about it.. Thanks for all the advice
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    I guess it depends on your skin type and definitely younger skin is more springy!!
    Health definitely outweighs a bit of saggy skin though in my opinion!!
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    I'm nearly 50, had 3 children in 3 1/2 years in my mid/late 20's and have lost 1/2lb shy of 10 stone since last September ... and I only have loose skin on my upper inner thighs and (of course) my 'Mother's Apron' which, to be fair I had even before I put on the majority of my weight.

    Everywhere else is fine (and I don't moisturise or exercise - though I will start some toning exercises once I hit target ... possibly )
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    Quote Originally Posted by MollyMolly View Post
    I'm nearly 50, had 3 children in 3 1/2 years in my mid/late 20's and have lost 1/2lb shy of 10 stone since last September ... and I only have loose skin on my upper inner thighs and (of course) my 'Mother's Apron' which, to be fair I had even before I put on the majority of my weight. Everywhere else is fine (and I don't moisturise or exercise - though I will start some toning exercises once I hit target ... possibly )
    10 stone in 10 months omg!!!!! What an inspirational lady!!! All on slimming world?!
    Also I'm 27 never been thin..... And I wonder abut skin but to be honest I would rather baggy skin that being fat!
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