Without a doubt, fighting flaccidity is one of the most frequent nightmares of women and some men.
Although, this is more reflected after the age of 30; however, there are many factors that accelerate the onset of sagging at younger ages. The most frequent areas are:
- The legs.
- The neck.
- The eyelids.
- The corner of the lips.
Learn how to combat sagging legs and arms in this article.
Sagging appears, basically, due to the lack of movement or exercise in a muscle, which causes a deficit in tension.
Sagging epidermal tissue may also occur, but this is simpler to treat, since with some specific exercises the situation is reversed.
However, it is necessary to know that the elasticity of the skin and its recovery is an arduous and long process that does not depend only on the movements that are carried out.
Recommendations to combat sagging
There are some tips that you can follow to the letter to prevent the early onset of sagging.
- Avoid too drastic slimming diets: because they make the fat that holds the skin disappear.
- Avoid excessive sun exposure: because free radicals are formed that weaken the fibers of the dermis
- No Smoking
- Maintain a healthy diet: leaving bad fats and eating more fibers
- Follow an aerobic exercise routine: at least three times a week and for one hour each session. In addition to complementing with swimming, walking, cycling or trekking twice a week
- Drink a lot of water
How to combat sagging with folk remedies
These folk remedies have not been scientifically proven to combat sagging. Remember that they may not work for you, and that the best way to combat sagging is through a balanced diet and regular exercise.
Aloe vera to combat sagging
- Extract the pulp or gel from an aloe vera stem .
- Rub gently and in a circular motion over the affected area.
- Repeat at least once a week for an immediate “tight” feeling.
Figs and lemon juice to combat sagging
- Extract the pulp of two figs and add the juice of one lemon.
- Mix well to get a smooth paste.
- Apply before sleeping on sagging areas.
- Leave on for 20 minutes and then stir with cold water.
Honey and egg white to combat sagging
- Mix a tablespoon of honey with the white of an egg.
- Extend in an upward, circular motion on your legs or arms.
- Leave on for 20 minutes before removing with cold water.
Apple and melon juice to combat sagging
- Mix half a glass of apple juice and half a melon.
- Apply through massages and light pressure on the parts of the body where you suffer from flaccidity.
- Repeat twice a week to see good results.
Sliced melon to combat sagging
- Cut a small melon into several slices.
- Extract the pulp and place in the blender with water (125 ml) and the juice of one lemon.
- Blend and then soak a gauze, which you will apply to the “hanging” part of the arms.
Flaxseeds to combat sagging
- Grind two tablespoons of flax or flax seeds and mix with four tablespoons of hot water to form a paste.
- Add two drops of cypress essential oil.
- Spread on a cloth, fold in half and place on the flaccid area.
- Cover with plastic to make the process simpler.
- Repeat this treatment twice a week.
Kombu seaweed to combat sagging
- Hydrate a handful of kombu seaweed in a glass of water for three hours.
- Apply with a gentle circular massage and exerting slight pressure on the flaccid areas of your legs.
Exercises to eliminate sagging in the arms
That amount of skin that seems to be “left over” on the arms can be hardened and removed with exercises. Many of them can be done at home, that is, you do not have to pay and go to an academy or gym.
- Do push-ups on the floor.
- That the only point of support and maintenance of the body’s weight are the arms.
- The form can vary a lot, the most common being to lie on the floor and lift the whole body only using the arms.
- If you have never done it before, cross your knees and support them on the floor, so you will have greater stability, you will make less effort and your back will suffer less.
- Fill an empty water or soda bottle with rocks, sand, water, or whatever you have available, to generate a certain weight.
- If you can, buy some dumbbells at a gym supply store.
- Standing, spread your legs slightly and hold the weight with your left hand.
- Raise your hand so that it is straight above your head, hold your elbow with your right hand.
- Raise and lower with the weight behind your neck.
- Repeat ten times, stretching the arm well and without touching the head.
- Switch hands and do two sets each.
- Stand upright with your legs hip-width apart.
- Take a foam ball and place it between your right hand and the side of your leg on that side.
- Perform certain pressures with rhythm, pressing with the palm of the hand to the leg.
- Reiterate 20 times and change sides.
Exercises to eliminate flaccidity in the legs
They are those that, as a general rule, also allow different areas of the body to lose weight, therefore, they may take a little longer to “take effect” than those of the arms or another area of the body.
- For example, ride your bike, use the rock climber, take the stairs instead of the elevator, jump rope, or go for a jog or run.
- Repeat at least four times a week, one hour each day.
- Another good way to tighten your legs and thighs is to do squats.
- Lean your back against the wall.
- Go up and down by bending your knees.
- Also, you can do lunges with hand weights.
- In either case, do four sets of 12 reps each.
Exercises and a good diet are a fundamental key to combat flaccidity. It will take a little time to achieve the goals, but persistence will be the key to success. We recommend that you consult a specialist if you cannot eliminate your flaccidity.