Crepey Skin Can Be Creepy
Crepey, aging skin negatively impacts confidence and body image. Sun damage is the most common, but it can also result from aging, a lack of moisture, or excessive weight loss. The ultraviolet light in the sun’s rays break down collagen and elastin in skin. Once these fibers break down, the skin can loosen, thin, and wrinkle. Age is also a factor. As you age, your skin produces less oil than it did when you were younger. These oils create an important lipid barrier that protects your skin and helps seal in moisture. Hormonal changes can also lead to drier skin and less natural oil production. Dryness for any reason can cause crepey skin. If you have crepey skin that comes and goes depending on the day or the season, a lack of moisture is most likely the cause. There are many treatments that can address crepey skin. Fractional laser treatment is one of the best choices. It creates cell turnover and encourages the growth of new collagen that helps to support your skin and smooth out wrinkling. Dermal filler can also improve the appearance, texture, and thickness of crepey skin. These agents are injected into your skin create volume which stretches skin and also stimulates the growth of collagen. Crepey skin benefits from products with retinoids, alpha hydroxy acids, or peptides. These ingredients speed cell turnover, encourage new cell growth and remove dead cells. A simple sugar scrub may help remove dead skin cells and improve the appearance of your skin overall. Some products can be drying and make crepey skin worse if they aren’t also used with a hydrating moisturizer. Make sure you’re not using face and body cleansers that strip your skin of its natural lipid and protein barrier. Always moisturize when you’re done cleansing. Lactic acid, salicylic acid, glycolic acid, and hyaluronic acid also help to moisturize the skin and improve the skin’s appearance. Using good skin care on the body can help even the crepiest skin just look better. It generally doesn’t cost more. Educate yourself. Visit a medspa for some direction on how to care for aging skin.