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Skin Care » Tips for Skin Hydration during Weight Loss

Skin hydration is very important. Without proper hydration the skin looks wrinkled, old and lifeless. The skin is the organ that protects oneself from the outside world, so taking good care of it is paramount to not only being healthy, but also looking younger and more beautiful.

During the weight loss regime, skin sagging is the most common problem observed in most of the people.

Prior to taking the preventive measures for skin dehydration during weight loss, one needs to understand that the skin is the largest organ in the body which provides the first line of defense from the outside world. It cannot remain stretched out like a deflated air mattress after losing large amounts of body weight.

In order to have beautiful skin after weight loss, one needs to drink plenty of water during the weight loss regime. Water has an added benefit beyond helping the body flush out toxins as the body weight goes down, it also nourishes your skin. Drinking at least 32 ounces of water daily helps the skin adjust as the weight comes off and helps to restore its elasticity. Losing weight slowly helps to prevent or even eliminate that 'droopy' appearance of excess skin following weight loss. Best way is to lose one to three pounds a week and drink plenty of plain water to keep your skin hydrated.

An excellent way to stay hydrated besides drinking water is to include nutrient dense and water rich foods on the daily meal planning. For women who started eating water-rich fruits and other high water content vegetables during meals, they cut back on calories because they ate less and felt full.

Ultimately the best way to protect the skin while losing weight is avoid sodas and other sugary drinks, pass on the diet supplements, limit the caffeine intake and eliminate saturated fats.

One should remember that by eating foods with high water content, one is not required to limit the portion size of their meals. When eating away from home, request an extra salad or serving of raw vegetables on the side.

It doesn't help to increase the vegetable intake if you add a ton of salt or other "salt-enhanced" flavorings to them.

For lunches, go for the plain soups or the fresh fruit and veggie platter. Make it a habit to regularly include water-rich foods with each meal. This way you will continue to keep your skin hydrated while losing and maintaining your body weight.

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