September 20, 2021

Crepey Skin: The Complete Guide

Crepey Skin is one of the skin issues that has been becoming more and more common than ever! Over the past couple of years, Dr. Jaspreet has seen many patients turn up due to Crepey Skin, so to address many queries at once we’d talk about this today!

What is Crepey Skin?

Skin that looks like crepe paper. Crepey skin has extremely fine lines and wrinkles that give this appearance/texture of crepe paper.

Where Can Crepey Skin Occur?

Crepey Skin can occur on any part of the body. Usually, it is most common where your skin is thin and fragile. Developing Crepey Skin under the eyes, on your inner thighs, upper arms, and neck is also common.

What Causes Crepey Skin?

There are many causes of Crepey Skin Including:

  • Aging
  • Hormonal Changes
  • Weight Loss
  • Dehydration
  • Consumption of Tobacco
  • Stress

Apart from these reasons, the long-term impact of sun exposure can also develop Crepey Skin.

The reason why Sun Damage might lead to Crepey Skin is that the Sun damages the skin cells which overall makes it harder for the skin to retain moisture. All of this eventually leads to wrinkling. Also, the UV rays are destructive and can break down collagen and elastin in the skin.

How Is Crepey Skin Treated?

If you notice Crepey Skin developing, then immediately book a consultation with your Dermatologist. As with any skin issue, the earlier we treat it, the better.

The Dermatologist will then evaluate your condition and might suggest you any of the following treatment options:

Retinoids: We’ve talked extensively about retinol and its importance in skincare previously. Apart from the multitude of other benefits, they also help in the treatment of Crepey Skin

Fractional Laser: Laser treatments have advanced greatly with time. Going for a laser treatment that encourages the production of collagen and elastin to give the skin a smooth texture can help immensely.

How To Prevent Crepey Skin?

Stay Hydrated: Hydrating your skin is extremely important to do throughout the day. Do this by drinking plenty of water every day.

Eat Healthy Foods: Regardless of how many antioxidants you consume, you simply cannot replace a lifetime of healthy eating! So, it’s better later than never when it comes to adopting healthy eating habits!

Moisturize: The importance of good quality and effective moisturizer cannot be stressed enough. Look for moisturizers that have hyaluronic acid and/or glycerine so that the skin is moisturized and also softened which helps you in preventing Crepey Skin.

In case you need help in dealing with Crepey Skin book an appointment with Dr. Jaspreet by calling us at +91-8826141232.


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