The term "crepey skin" certainly doesn't conjure beautiful images in one's mind, and the appearance of it can be quite discouraging. Anything reference to paper when describing the skin certainly cannot be all that flattering, when we all want smooth, soft, supple skin – not something that look like wrinkled paper.
Yet crepey skin can find us as we age, or end up being an issue for someone who is younger, if their skin is dehydrated or damaged by the sun, or if they're a smoker (vaping included).
Read on to learn the natural cures to crepey skin and how to avoid it.
What is Crepey Skin?
Crepey skin is thin and looks crinkly, like wrinkled crepe paper. It generally also tends to look loose or sag. While crepey skin is similar to ordinary wrinkles in most ways, the condition of crepey skin tends to impact larger areas, and this skin feels noticeably more fragile and thin.
Crepey skin is most common around the eyes, backs of hands, on the upper inner arms, or places where skin is not as firm as it once was.
What Causes Crepey Skin?
Sun Damage: Sun damage is a huge culprit when it comes to skin damage. Scientists tell us that 80-90% of skin damage comes from the sun. If we can reduce that, think of how much better our skin can look. Reversing sun damage can be tricky, but possible. Products can cause the skin to regenerate and turn over skin cells faster really can make a difference in gaining ground when you can to reverse sun damage and therefore reduce crepey skin. See the ingredients list below for some of those key ingredients to look for.
Age: Some skin crepiness is inevitable, as we age, but there are some specific things you can do and products you can use to help keep it at bay. The research you’re doing right now will help steer you in the right direction, and
Pollution / Smoking: Pollution and smoking both can take a toll on your skin. When you are exposing your skin to pollutants and chemicals, you’re basically poisoning or infusing your skin and body at a pace that may not be noticeable at first, but with time, will show in your appearance, and cause crepey skin. A good dose of anti-oxidant products and eating foods rich in anti-oxidant can help create better balance. And of course, quitting smoking and/or limiting your exposure to an environment that might have a high pollution index is vital.
Lack of Proper Sleep: When you don’t sleep well or long enough, you can deprive your body of it’s ability to regenerate. It needs time to run through the processes of cell renewal, healing and growth, and a shorter night of sleep can interrupt that. It can definitely show up on your skin if this becomes a habit. Sleeping eight hours a night can help you look more rested and help reduce the look of crepey, tired skin.
Lack of Proper Nutrition: Just like with proper sleep, our bodies require certain nutrients to make sure everything is well maintained and healthy. As for your skin, not getting enough skin loving nutrients can truly affect how you look. Think back on a time period when you ate a lot of processed or fried foods and recall how you skin did not look as good as it normally does. Foods that are high in anti-oxidants, like fruits and vegetables, can really help turn your crepey skin around.
Dehydration of Skin: Skin will look shriveled on the top layers if it does not have enough hydration. Hydrating your skin from the inside and outside is essential. Some ingredients will help spur hydration, like hyaluronic acid. Check out the ingredients list below and make sure your products contain some of those for optimal skin hydration and a reduction in the crepiness of your skin.
Natural Ingredients to Help Cure Crepey Skin
Retinol: Vitamin A or retinol, is an excellent choice for encouraging skin cell growth and turn over. When you can spur it along by using retinol or products with vitamin a, you can visibly see an improvement of your skin.
Acids: Acids (glycolic, AHA, lactic, malic, salicylic) will help gently exfoliate away the top (damaged) layers of your skin. While acids sound harsh, they really are not, and they can work their magic on skin subtly without any irritation or downtime. Start by using an acid product a couple of nights a week, and then increase your usage if you feel you can without irritation. Even acids in a cleanser are super helpful. Those few minutes of washing can give your skin a dose of acid to help reduce crepey skin.
Peptides: Peptides help your skin create more collagen and skin cells, invigorating the skin to look and feel thicker and more supple. There are a wide variety of peptides on the market, and some that even help calm muscle contractions – just like a botox effect (argireline).
Hyaluronic Acid: Hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule that occurs naturally in the skin, and it helps to bind water to collagen, trapping it in the skin, so that skin can appear plumper, dewier, and more hydrated. This is a very important ingredient addition if you’re aiming to reduce skin crepiness and overall effects of aging.
Squalene (Vegan Derived): Squalene is an oil that is considered almost identical to the makeup of our own natural oils, and therefore an excellent choice for helping correct crepey skin. Our restorative cream contains vegan derived squalene and it has a five star rating.
Niacinamide: Niacinamide has many skin benefits, and it is a wonder for encouraging skin cell turnover. It can also improve skin color, decrease inflammation, improve blotchiness, and can lighten skin per the National Library of Medicine.
Our Deep Wrinkle Treatment with Peptides and Anti Aging Active Ingredients contains some very important ingredients to help your effort to cure crepey skin:
Deep Wrinkle Treatment with Peptides and Anti Aging Active Ingredients
Our deep wrinkle treatment is a power punch to the signs of aging, and offers soothing hydration for softer, more supple skin. This is a creamy balm like texture, that is highly nourishing and virtually scent free.
Includes anti aging ingredients at higher percentages for effectiveness. We've combined a variety of peptides, DMAE, vegan collagen, retinol, and hyaluronic acid.
We've paired those medically proven anti aging ingredients with some wholesome skin loving ingredients like aloe, candellila, and rose damascena distillate.
This doubles nicely as a skin prep product before cosmetics, or a night treatment.
1.3 ounce glass jar (30-60 day supply)
- Repair wrinkles and furrows.
- Alleviate skin damage from the environment and age.
- Soften with rich ingredients and concentrated botanicals.
- Rejuvenate with fruit extracts.
HOW TO USE
Apply this deep wrinkle cream to clean, dry skin in the evening, or if you need an added moisture boost during the day. Safe for sensitive skin.
Made fresh the day you place your order.
All orders ship free in the US.
Chemical free, synthetic free, paraben free, sulfate free, cruelty free. Organic and earth derived ingredients. Made with love, one order at a time.
FULL INGREDIENTS LIST IN ALPHA ORDER
Aloe barbadensis (Organic Aloe) Leaf Juice, Argireline (Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 EcoCert / Naturally Derived), (Vaccinium Myrtillus (Organic Bilberry) Extract, Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Citric Acid, Dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE), Saccharum officinarum (Organic Sugar Cane) Extract, Acer Saccharinum (Organic Sugar Maple) Extract, Glycerin (Vegan), Hyaluronic Acid, Snap-8 (Acetyl Octapeptide-3 EcoCert / Naturally Derived), Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Leuphasyl (Pentapeptide-18 EcoCert / Naturally Derived), Citrus auranium dulcis (Organic Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus medica limonum (Organic Lemon) Extract, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Organic Cranberry) Extract, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Matrixyl 3000 (Palmitoyl Oligopeptide (and) Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 EcoCert / Naturally Derived), Retinol (Vitamin A), Vegan Collagen, Rose Damascena (Rose) Distillate,Hydrolyzed Pea Protein, Salix alba (White Willowbark) Extract, Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea Tree) Essential Oil, Vitamin E Tocopherol
If you're looking for an wrinkle repair and prevention product that is as hydrating as it is effective - this is your answer. Creamy and quickly absorbed, feels silky on the skin.
Hyaluronic Acid: Has the incredible ability to hydration in skin and repair skin.
Peptides: Will synthesize new collagen and help skin fight the signs of aging.
Hydrolyzed Rice Protein: On the skin, hydrolyzed rice protein is very good for increasing moisture retention and increased skin elasticity.
DMAE: Is naturally derived and will firm sagging skin. Not only are it’s effects immediate – but also cumulative, and it’s benefits accrue over time.
Vegan Collagen: While derived from vegetables, it is proven just as effective as animal based collagen, and can increase skin firmness and elasticity.
If you’re dealing with crepey skin, look no further than to incorporate some of these ingredients into your skin care routine. They’ll definitely help curb your crepey skin issues.
Reference / Resources
https://claribelskincare.com/products/deep-wrinkle-treatment-with-peptides-and-anti-aging-active-ingredients, https://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/skincare/anti-aging/crepey-skin-treatment, https://www.vitacost.com/blog/home-remedies-for-crepey-skin/, https://health.clevelandclinic.org/whats-causing-your-crepey-skin-and-how-can-you-fix-it/, https://www.healthline.com/health/crepey-skin#prevention