5 Ways To Tighten Your Post-Pregnancy Pooch & Loose Skin | Shens Therapeutics
During pregnancy, the skin around the waist tends to stretch to accommodate the growing bump. With that, the skin is made of collagen and elastin, so it expands with weight gain. Although the body will work to revitalise itself after delivery, it may have trouble returning to the original shape once the skin is stretched. The overall natural recovery from the post-pregnancy pooch depends heavily on the individual’s weight, age, and genetics.
While there’s nothing wrong with having excess skin on the tummy or a mummy pouch after pregnancy — it’s normal after all. However, many concerned mummies may still be anxious to get their pre-pregnancy bodies back. At Shens Therapeutics, we understand that loose skin can be emotionally frustrating for women, especially succeeding in putting themselves through an effortful pregnancy.
Hence, to help all the incredible mummies achieve a speedy recovery from the mummy’s pooch and improve the appearance of the loosened skin, we’ve created a guide detailing the best ways to restore, rejuvenate, and tighten the loose skin!
Without further ado, let us explore the 5 Ways To Tighten Post-Pregnancy Pooch & Loose Skin so you can get back to your pre-baby body in no time.
1) Lose Weight Slowly
Yes, you heard that right. After giving birth, many mummies may be excited to head straight back to the gym, losing the weight that they have gained over the past nine months. However, it is incredibly important to note that losing weight too quickly can make the current problem of loose skin and mummy pooch worse.
It is known that if individuals shed weight too fast, they tend to lose both stored fat and muscle through dieting or exercising. Losing both fat and muscles rob the body of its volume to maintain a tight and toned shape. With an existing mummy pooch problem, losing a considerable amount of weight in a short time can cause the loose skin to be more visible.
Furthermore, the reduction in muscle volume would also result in a drop in the metabolism rate. This, in turn, will make it more difficult for any individuals to lose weight further down the road. Be it doing cardio exercises, yoga or other high-fat burning exercises, all mummies can try to aim for a more sustainable weight loss target (one or two kilograms in 2 weeks). That rate of weight loss makes for a much healthier body and is sustainable over the long term. It may not seem like much at first, but it will add up over time.
Besides focusing on cardiovascular exercises, it is also vital for mummies to tap on some weight training to reduce muscle loss, maintain muscle volume and improve metabolism.
2) Protein, Collagen & Elastin Boosting Diet
To improve skin elasticity and tighten loose skin after pregnancy, mummies would first need to nourish the skin through a wholesome diet of food. Unfortunately for our skin, it’s one of the last organs to receive vitamins and minerals. If the individual doesn’t get enough nutrients, the skin will become deprived of what it needs to stay soft and resilient.
A healthy diet includes fruits, vegetables, lean protein and fats (yes, fats. Good fats such as monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats can help lower the risk of diseases.). The vitamins and minerals in a well-balanced diet will contribute to the flexibility and health of your skin. This flexibility can help your skin return to normal after your baby is born.
Healthy fats like sunflower seeds, almonds, and hazelnuts contribute vitamin E and other antioxidants that work to eradicate toxins and free radicals. Lean protein like fish, chicken, and turkey supplies your body with vitamin D, which contributes to your skin’s ability to stretch.
Other than the above, mummies can also tap on collagen-boosting supplements or food to improve overall skin health and muscle building. Do you know that collagen is the main protein responsible for healthy joints and skin elasticity or stretchiness? Collagen actually made up three-quarters of your skin and a third of the protein in your body. Mummies can get the much-needed collagen nourishment from egg whites, fish, shellfish, chicken and bone broth.
For vegan mummies (you know we got your back!), you can boost your body collagen production by consuming citrus fruits, berries, leafy vegetables, and beans! Citrus fruits, berries and vegetables like orange, strawberries, and spinach provide vitamins C and A along with other healthy nutrients and minerals. It is known that Vitamin C is essential for collagen production, which gives your skin its firmness. Vitamin A acts as a humectant, drawing water to the surface where the moisture helps your skin remain supple.
3) Stay Hydrated
Tightening loose skin after pregnancy is all about promoting and maintaining elasticity. That elasticity depends, in large part, on staying hydrated. With that, the easiest way to possibly stay hydrated is to drink a sufficient amount of water every day (at least eight cups of water daily).
In addition to improving skin laxity, drinking water also helps your body burn calories and reduces water retention in your abdomen. All these things together can make the appearance of loose skin less noticeable.
Do you know breastfeeding can help you to lose weight too? On average, exclusively breastfeeding mothers may see a loss of 1-2 pounds a month, and over time, breastfeeding moms tend to lose more weight than mothers who do not breastfeed.
As we all would have known by now, breast milk is an excellent source of nutrition for newborns. It provides them with the nutrition to grow physically, mentally and keeps their immune system at its best. By breastfeeding your little ones, your body also uses a larger portion of the calories that you consume to provide milk for the baby. As a result, your body stores fewer calories as fat and may even dip into your existing body fat to keep milk production up.
Yes, we know that breastfeeding can be really tough for all mummies, but we can certainly look at the duo benefits now (for both mummy and baby!). Cheers to effective weight loss and tighten loose skin after pregnancy just by doing what comes naturally.
5) Shens Therapeutics’ Medical Indiba® BodySlim System
After the newborn arrived, many mummies would spend a large bulk of their time tending to their little ones and putting some time aside for intensive fat burning exercise would often seem like an arduous chore. With that, what if we were to tell you that there is an effective treatment that can reduce your mommy’s pooch and tighten your loose skin rapidly?
At Shens Therapeutics, the Medical Indiba® BodySlim System is clinically proven to visibly reduce visceral fat and circumferential width using three synergistic treatment modalities: radiofrequency energy, thermal and mechanical stimuli. Stubborn fat deposits are reduced, and fat build-up is prevented at the cellular level. With this treatment, Medical Indiba® uses higher energy levels and delivers a more effective treatment than other beauty based Indiba or traditional radio frequency machines.
Furthermore, the patented radiofrequency treatment rebuilds collagen and induces rapid tissue repair. Advanced laser treatments gently resurface the skin and encourage new collagen growth to strengthen and repair the dermis of the skin. Potent skin rebuilding complex and PDRN (optional add-on) introduced into the skin via micro-channelling repair the skin and increase hydration and improve skin texture. Thus, helping with the loose skin and reducing the mummy’s pooch.
- Tones contour and reshape the body
- Circumferential width reduction at target areas
- Tightens and firms skin
- Improves microcirculation and oxygen flow at the cellular level
In short, we hope that the above information has helped you gain some insights on what you can do to reduce the mummy’s pooch and tighten the loose skin. For more information about the Medical Indiba® BodySlim System treatment at Shens Therapeutics, feel free to contact our customer support team via the hotline or WhatsApp.
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