I used to weigh over 20 stone. My first big weight loss was of 8 stone - about 10 years ago, and then in the last year or so, but turning vege then vegan, then cutting out processed sugar and finally by going raw further weight has dropped off me and I'm now around 9 1/2 stone.
It's taking me a while to get used to how my body looks. I'm not used to seeing ribs, shoulder blades and hip bones when I look in the mirror!
One thing that gets me down a bit is my loose skin. I am under half the weight I was throughout my teenage years and at that time my skin stretched beyond it's natural elasticity to cope with my size. I think I could fit at least two of me in the clothes I used to wear then...so now I have dry, loose skin with stretch marks all over my body - not just the usual places, like upper arms, tummy and bottom, but all over! My skin hangs off me. It is also often dry.
I used to slather it with cream, but have stopped that recently. I don't want to put more chemicals onto my skin. I skin brush ever other day but would really like to see some positive changes in the composition/softness/condition of my skin.
How can I encourage it to heal?