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February 27, 2012 7:44 PM
I wasn't really sure where to post this topic, I think this may be the most appropriate section. Anyway, do you use any skin firming lotions? If so, which kinds? Do you think they work?

I've been using Jergen's Skin firming lotion, pretty much daily, I'm on my second bottle. I'm not really 100% sure if it's doing anything but I think it's good to moisturize anyway, that's gotta help with elasticity somewhat eh?

I'm really concerned that I will have excess skin despite losing 0-2lbs each week, so I figured why not try it, my friend recommended Jergen's and I'm interested in trying other brands. Even if they don't help with elasticity, I'm at least motivated to use moisturizer every day.
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February 27, 2012 8:44 PM
Bumping for responses because I'd like to know a good skin-firming lotion as well! Good question!
February 27, 2012 8:49 PM
I LOVE St. Ives skin renewing body lotion. It is so mild and non greasy I even use it on my face. It has collagen Elastin and shea butter. And is great for sensative skin. Even better you can get it over the counter and it don't cost the arm and leg you are trying to firm! lol laugh
February 27, 2012 8:50 PM
There are two really good skin firming lotions that I've used and do their job. First is St. Ives Collagen and Elastin. Now I use Palmer's Coco Butter Formula Firming Butter with shea butter, collagen, elastin and vitamin E. Again, both of them are good. They definitely firmed my skin up, and they're not expensive.

One great advice I can give you, is before you go to sleep massage your skin with a small handheld wooden body massager that looks like a small porcupine. After massaging apply the lotion. During sleep is when our skin repairs itself, and massaging it before going to sleep ensures better bloodflow to skin which makes the night time healing and regeneration that much better.

Another thing you can do to make sure you don't end up with loose skin is strength training. My weight loss has been extremely slow, but my body is tightening up along with my skin. Hope this helps!
February 27, 2012 9:14 PM
Thanks! That's good advice.

I'm looking into getting St Ives or Nivea but I wanted to see what other people recommend before I do.
  10598619
February 28, 2012 9:44 AM
I have heard a lot of things about this, since I started to develop stretch marks on my thighs as a kid. Back then the dermatologist said to use pure coco butter to up elasticity and prevent stretch marks, and later he said only a medicated creme would help. Now a lot of dermatologists are saying that a lack of elasticity is usually from poor diet, genes, Or rapid growth, and in some cases it can't be helped. I think as long as you keep moisturizing and toning your body, when you lose weight your skin will readjust just fine... :)
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February 28, 2012 10:42 AM
Thanks! That's why I think the worst case scenario is that I'm just spending too much on moisturizer. Even if it doesn't do anything regular moisturizer would do, it's conditioning me to apply it every day.
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February 28, 2012 10:44 AM
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February 28, 2012 10:48 AM
I use something called defining gel and I use skin tightening wraps- I LOVE THEM. Lost a lot of inches and my skin stays firm as I'm losing weight. Skin is a HUGE concern for me with the amount of weight I need to lose. 70 lbs so far and NO issues to report yet. I love these products. Message me if you want more info on them
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February 28, 2012 10:50 AM
I use st ives and its awesome!
February 28, 2012 10:50 AM
Honestly, I notice a difference in firming with ANY lotion, as long as I'm using it daily, usually directly out of the shower when your skin is still moist and ready to soak in the lotion. Currently I'm using Curel skin relief (itch relief) because I tend to get itchy in the dry winter months. In the summer I'll use regular Aveeno, or Arbonne's FC5 body lotion. That combined regular weight lifting (heavy lifting, no girly weights) will get you the firmness you're looking for!
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February 28, 2012 10:51 AM
I use Palmers Cocoa Butter which I see in Top Sante magazine is one of top recommended products. I love what it has done for my skin & I smell totally yummy and edible!
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February 28, 2012 10:53 AM
I use Philosophy Amazing Grace every day after I shower. I love it, and it smells amazing!
February 28, 2012 10:54 AM
Nice! I'm getting some of the Palmers today!
February 28, 2012 10:55 AM
St. Ives firming lotion is awesome! I love it.
February 28, 2012 10:56 AM
I could post tons of links, but you should really just google this yourself. Like fad diets, these things don't really work.
February 28, 2012 10:57 AM
Pure coconut oil.
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February 28, 2012 11:01 AM
I have concerns for loose skin too. Im especially concerned with my lower stomach. I would hate to lose all my weight and have skin just hanging there! I've been applying AVON Dramatic Firming Creme on the area as well as under my chin after showers. I've been massaging my stomach as well just to stimulate the area. I'm also making sure I drink my water. I try to workout everyday. But I'm not doing any heavy lifting. Mostly aerobics with some strengthing w light weights. And some dancing on the Wii. I hope this makes a difference. :)
Edited by Hollyjd1019 On February 28, 2012 11:03 AM
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February 28, 2012 11:07 AM
Drink lots more water, all the fad , yes I said fad lotions are just that FADS, water will naturally tighten loose skin, I am a male , I have a spare tire if someone needs road side assistance loljk, true to itself water and weightloss will help skin tighten back up, good luck in your endeavors...smile
February 28, 2012 11:09 AM
Here's a routine you might want to consider for reducing cellulite & improving circulation...

1. Dry Skin Brush before your shower.

2. Exfoliate in the shower

3. After hot shower, go COLD for 2 minutes

4. Dry with hard towel (sun dried)

5. Slap on the lotion

6. Drink water - lots of it!!
Repeat x2 a day, but EX FOLIATE only every other day.

You'll have beautiful skin in no time! wink
Edited by Emilia6909 On February 28, 2012 11:10 AM
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February 28, 2012 1:12 PM
QUOTE:

I have concerns for loose skin too. Im especially concerned with my lower stomach. I would hate to lose all my weight and have skin just hanging there! I've been applying AVON Dramatic Firming Creme on the area as well as under my chin after showers. I've been massaging my stomach as well just to stimulate the area. I'm also making sure I drink my water. I try to workout everyday. But I'm not doing any heavy lifting. Mostly aerobics with some strengthing w light weights. And some dancing on the Wii. I hope this makes a difference. :)


PLEASE start lifting heavier weights! I promise you won't be disappointed in the fat loss that comes with heavier lifting!
  4533886
February 28, 2012 1:20 PM
My doctor told me that the creams don't work, and that this was down to genes and that the only way you can aid recovery is build muscle. Either way, I have started using weights, am drink loads of water and I am still using Palmers Cocoa Butter as I love the smell of it.
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February 28, 2012 1:20 PM
What weight do you mean by heavy? Starting at.....10lbs? More? I'm asking honestly. I am doing my cardio but I really like doing the sculpting/toning in the middle of it and if I could add some "heavy lifting" I think it would be even more fun for me. I want to work this layer of fat off and have some nice tone waiting to be seen, you know?
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February 28, 2012 4:02 PM
Of course we all know that diet and exercise (cardio and strength training / calesthenics) are the way to tone up, but I actually do think skin firming lotions have helped me a little bit. I really like the Nivea skin firming lotion (the one with CQ10). That one seems to help the most. You can buy the store brand of it and that has the same ingredients for a better price. I've also tried the L'Oreal Sublime anti-cellulite skin firming gel. I use the skin firming lotions after I've worked out and showered, and at the very least, mosturized skin seems more resiliant to me. I think the key is to workout and eat well, and if you're going to use the lotion, make sure to consistently use it for a couple months. Whether or not they help doesnt really matter so much to me, b/c I put lotion on my arms and legs anyways, but now I've started putting it on my tummy and I swear it's firmer (although I'm sure it's mostly due to situps!). I do agree that any lotion helps to firm your skin, but I also figure why not give the skin-firming ones a try. :-) Good luck!

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