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Saggy throat :(

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VeganCanBeFabulous Sat 17-Sep-16 08:16:25

Hello all,

I wanted to see if I could get some advice on my chin/throat. I am only 35 but have lost 4.5 stone over the last couple of years. I've got another two and half stone to go but the weight loss has left me with baggy skin under my chin. I have baggy skin elsewhere (mainly my abdomen) but I can hide that and the skin under my chin is making me feel rubbish. It just makes me look so old! It isn't massively noticeable unless my skin is really dry - and I do try to moisturise twice daily. When the skin is dry it just goes a bit wrinkly and looks awful. Does anyone know of any products that might help? I find that it looks ok immediately after moisturising but goes wrinkly after an hour or two. I use Elizabeth Arden 8 hour day cream and an Aldi anti wrinkle night cream at night. I am on a bit of a tight budget but would splash out a bit for this if it really helped.

BoffinMum Sat 17-Sep-16 08:19:42

If you're sure it's noticeable (and it may not actually be obvious to other people, oddly enough) I think you might need to find the money for some CACI non surgical facial treatments perhaps, although as I understand it that just tones the muscles - it might lift things a bit though and have a useful effect. Just a thought, anyway.

Tanaqui Sat 17-Sep-16 08:36:55

I would try and be patient, skin sometimes shrinks back very very slowly. Keep up massage and maybe try a skin oil- books have lots at different price points, my favourite is Clarins but quite ££, waitrose do a skin oil, poss called pure, for under £5 which is okay. Also take a good supplement with fish oil or oil of evening primrose.

Tanaqui Sat 17-Sep-16 08:37:36

Also well done on the fab weight loss

VeganCanBeFabulous Sat 17-Sep-16 08:44:59

Thank you! I'll start with the ski. Oils. Looked into the CACI thing and it looks fab but is a bit beyond my budget at the moment. Might be something I could save up for though.

VeganCanBeFabulous Sat 17-Sep-16 08:45:14

Skin oils obviously.

wordassociationfootball Sat 17-Sep-16 08:51:19

Keep going and ruddy welll done!

Chin wattle is a bit depressing. If you have £20, a facial exercise regime is a great idea as you will miss more tone and fat from your face as you go on. I recommend ageless if you dare. It all looks a bit homespun but you will get your download. Done regularly it will help your whole face. Throats are tricky but it will help.

VeganCanBeFabulous Sat 17-Sep-16 10:05:12

Thanks guys, I've still got a way to go but am feeling generally much better about myself. Just need to avoid going from looking fat and young to slim and old! Just trying to focus on the health benefits of leaving obesity behind and not focus too much on how I look, and while I can cope with not looking brilliant naked, it makes me sad that my face is starting to look old!

neveradullmoment99 Sat 17-Sep-16 10:49:48

I do facial exercises and they have helped. I also have lost weight. Not as radical as your weight loss but mine have been coupled with a few pregnancies and have ended up having wrinkled skin on my neck and a bit of a double chin, despite now being slim. I just looked online at different exercises and selected from those. I do it most days but do like to give it a break at least one day. I have a skin care routine. Mine has been derived through trying different products. I never had any success with an actual neck tightening cream. I tried loads. What works me may not be what works for you.What helps for me is a combination of things. I exfoliate my face and neck. I apply a thin serum [ balance active vit c] and after that apply balance active wrinkle filler] Leave a few mins inbetween. After its all dried and feeling taught, i apply nivea blue pot. I do this [ minus the exfoliation] at night and have to say i have seen a huge difference. The really great thing about this is that balance active products are really cheap but i have found they are really effective.
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justilou Sat 17-Sep-16 13:46:15

I have lost 40kgs and am suddenly noticing the same thing - and heading scarily into jowls also. sad I am inhaling collagen tablets, protein powder (boak) and vitamin c and fish oils. Contemplating one of those Dermaroller instruments of torture, but am really quite scared.

sulee Sat 17-Sep-16 20:57:30

I have a Rio neck 60 second neck toner gadget which I use 3-4 times a week since I lost a bit of weight. It's definitely helped keep everything firm and I noticed TK Maxx were selling it today for £15- well worth trying IMO

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