Does your skin feel more papery than plump? As we age, skin can become thinner and more fragile, taking on a crepey appearance. If you want to get rid of crepey skin, Eminence Organics is here to help.
What Is Crepey Skin?
Crepey skin is characterized by its fragile and thin texture, similar to finely wrinkled paper. While it shares similarities with more common fine lines and wrinkles, this type of skin tends to appear across larger areas, and features prominently where the skin is most fragile, like under the eyes and on the upper inner arms.
What Causes Crepey Skin?
Aging, sun damage and lack of moisture all contribute to changes in skin texture, including the development of crepey skin. With age, our bodies produce less collagen and elastin - the proteins that give skin its strength and elasticity. Over time, exposure to UV rays contributes to the break down of collagen and elastin, causing skin to sag, thin and wrinkle further. And, our skin produces less oil as we grow older, contributing to drier and more papery looking skin.
How To Get Rid Of Crepey Skin
According to Healthline, “the sooner you treat crepey skin, the easier it will be to create a noticeable change in its appearance, texture, thickness, and support.” Here’s how you can adjust your Eminence Organics skin care routine to improve the appearance of this skin concern:
1. Exfoliate Regularly
Livestrong recommends exfoliating skin nightly with a product containing AHAs, which help to dissolve dead skin cells, moisturize the skin and fade the appearance of fine lines. We recommend Eminence Organics Firm Skin Acai Exfoliating Peel, which both hydrates deeply and minimizes the visible signs of aging for firmer looking skin.
2. Hydrate With Hyaluronic Acid
To improve the appearance of crepey skin, Heidi A. Waldorf, MD, suggests using products with hyaluronic acid, which pulls in and holds moisture to keep skin hydrated and plump. Eminence Organics Strawberry Rhubarb Masque contains a botanical hyaluronic acid from marshmallow plant extract to smooth and plump skin.
3. Use Skin Care With Peptides
With regular use of skin care products with peptides actives, the complexion becomes more elastic and supple looking. Eminence Organics Marine Flower Peptide Serum is formulated with botanical peptides from rice protein that help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
4. Protect Skin With Antioxidants
Antioxidants help to protect skin against the damaging effects of free radicals, which break down collagen and contribute to the appearance of crepey skin. Foods high in antioxidants include deeply colored fruits and berries, leafy greens and surprising sources like coffee and mushrooms.
For antioxidants in skin care, we recommend Eminence Organics Firm Skin Collection. Infused with antioxidant-rich ingredients like acai berry, blueberry, raspberry and blackberry, the products in this collection help to keep aging skin looking plump, firm and revitalized.
5. Use A Moisture-Rich Night Cream
Crepey skin is characterized by its parchment-like texture, caused by lack of density and moisture. Rich with monoi oil, argan oil and shea butter, Eminence Organics Monoi Age Corrective Night Cream For Face & Neck softens dry, crepey skin for a smoother and more supple appearance. Our anti-aging stem cell complex improves the look of skin density for a beautifully plump looking complexion.
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This post was originally published in February 2018 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.