WHAT IS CREPEY SKIN?
Crepey skin is thin and looks like finely wrinkled paper. It may also sag or feel loose. While similar to wrinkles, this skin concern tends to impact larger areas and feels more fragile and thin. It’s most common under the eyes and on the upper inner arms.
WHAT CAUSES CREPEY SKIN?
- Sun damage is the most common cause. The ultraviolet light in the sun’s rays breaks down collagen and elastin in the skin that help it stay tight and wrinkle-free. Once these fibers break down, the skin can loosen, thin, and wrinkle.
- Age is also a culprit. As we age, we produce less collagen and elastin, which help our skin look supple and smooth.
- Pollution, stress, and smoking can also take a toll on the skin over time and contribute to visible signs of aging.
- Hormonal changes can also lead to drier skin and less natural oil production. Dryness for any reason can cause this skin concern. If you have thin, papery skin that comes and goes depending on the day or the season, a lack of moisture is most likely the cause.
HOW CAN I PREVENT CREPEY SKIN?
Stay out of the sun as much as possible, and protect your skin by wearing sunscreen and sun-protective clothing. A good moisturizer or body lotion can also go a long way in keeping your skin hydrated. Moisturizing oils like coconut oil, olive oil, and cocoa butter can also help moisturize and soften your skin. A well-balanced diet high in antioxidants (fruits and vegetables) can help support skin health. Vitamin C may especially help because it plays a role in collagen production.
WHAT ARE SOME CREPEY SKIN TREATMENTS?
Multiple treatments may be used to reduce crepey skin and improve skin health. Your particular skin, the cause of creping, and the location on your body will determine what treatments are best. Regardless of what you choose, the sooner you treat this skin concern, the better. Our treatment options include:
REMEDY CREPEY SKIN IN DULUTH, GEORGIA!
If your skin is thin, sags or feels loose, you may have crepey skin. Wow Medi Spa can help. Call us at (678) 689-1699 or fill out the form below to request an appointment today and learn about the best treatment options for you.