Even if you’ve heard the term “crepey skin” before, you may not understand what exactly it is. This term for sagging and wrinkled sections of skin are common in both men and women who are middle-aged or older and are a clear sign of aging.
Although crepey skin is a totally normal part of the aging process, it can leave you feeling insecure and wishing for a solution. We’re here to deliver just that and share everything you need to know about why crepey skin happens and how to stop it for good!
What Is Crepey Skin?
Crepey skin is best described as that crinkly, fine-wrinkled section of skin which is most common to show up on your neck, chest, hands, and arms. It gets its name from the resemblance of the thinning skin to crepe paper and the only thing most people know is that proper hydration is your best defense.
Skin becomes crepey as a response to the natural loss of collagen and elastin as we age. Starting at the age of 30, those levels drop dramatically and your skin begins its journey to that thin, crepey texture you hate. Think of it like a rubber band after its been stretched out. It will always go back to its shape but every time it becomes slightly looser and over time will completely lose its shape.
Where Is It Most Common?
Crepey skin can appear almost anywhere on your body where the loss of collagen and elastin are present. The most common places to notice it are your neck, chest, shoulders, arms, elbows, knees, knuckles and hands. In older women particularly, it can also become quite common around your mouth and eyes.
What makes crepey skin different than normal wrinkles it that it doesn’t occur from repeated movement of your skin but instead happens because your skin is thinning out as you age. It also makes sense why replenishing your collagen and elastin with a peptide-rich moisturizer is so important because it will help plump those thin areas of skin and make it less susceptible to crepey skin. Thankfully, our Repair & Release Cream treats crepey skin not only on your face, but it can be applied anywhere on your body!
How Can You Repair It?
Crepey skin isn’t a sign of illness and it’s pretty harmless but because it can appear in so many places on your face and body, it can make you especially insecure if you suffer from it. One of the easiest preventative measures to take against crepey skin is making sure you’re using powerful products that will replenish the elasticity and collagen your skin needs to look smooth and beautiful.
Using moisturizer twice a day is helpful, but you can increase your effectiveness of preventing or repairing it by using comprehensive skincare routine made specifically for diminishing levels of collagen and elastin. Ingredients like vitamin C, shea butter, coconut oil, and vitamin E will all be effective to combat crepey skin, which is why we’ve included them all in our best-selling Repair & Release Cream which will show huge improvements in crepey skin in only a matter of weeks!