As you age, your skin naturally wrinkles and droops downward, especially in certain areas such as your neck, breasts, butt, legs, and stomach. If you’re experiencing the frustration of crepey, wrinkled skin, you’re not alone. Fortunately, there are several easy ways to get rid of crepey skin at home.
Moisturizing is important to maintain the health of your skin, especially as you get older. It helps revitalize your skin and plump it up to minimize the visibility of wrinkles and sagging.
You should use a non-comedogenic moisturizer every morning and night. Use a lighter moisturizer in the morning and save heavy creams for nighttime.
2. Eat Gelatin
Gelatin–yes, the same stuff that’s a main ingredient in jello–can be extremely effective at reducing the appearance of crepey skin. It contains an abundance of natural, essential amino acids.
These amino acids that naturally occur within gelatin help increase the health of your connective tissues, thereby decreasing the appearance of crepey skin and helping your skin look thicker and more youthful.
3. Exfoliate Your Skin
A great and easy way to get rid of crepey skin is by consistently exfoliating your skin. When you exfoliate your skin, your skin tries to protect itself from the friction and scrubbing pressure by producing increased amounts of collagen, which help your skin look younger and plumper.
Every day in the shower, use a gentle exfoliating body wash and a loofah to scrub your skin. Target your scrubbing most intensely on the areas of your skin that appear to be the most crepey.
4. Drink Water
Hydrating your body means hydrating your skin. Skin tends to appear more wrinkly, sagging, and crepey when it is dehydrated, as dehydration makes your skin thin out and lose its elasticity.
In order to help your skin look younger, you should aim to drink the medically recommended amount of water every day to achieve proper hydration. You can easily determine the amount of water you need to drink every day by dividing your body weight (in pounds) in half. The number you get is the amount of water (in ounces) you should drink every day.
5. Do Yoga
Yoga is relaxing, meditative, and its great exercise for you, too. Plus, doing yoga or other light cardio and conditioning exercises can help you get rid of your crepey skin more easily.
Exercise such as yoga naturally tightens up your skin. This happens because yoga strengthens and tightens your muscles. As your muscles get stronger underneath your skin, your skin looks tighter and less wrinkly as well.
6. Use a Sugar Scrub
If you have crepey skin, you can significantly minimize its visibility using a simple scrub that contains only sugar and olive oil. The olive oil hydrates your skin and the sugar contains alpha hydroxy acid that helps revitalize your skin and make it look younger.
To make this scrub, mix equal parts olive oil and sugar together and mix until they’re well blended. Scrub the mixture over the areas of your skin that appear the most crepey and enjoy the results.
7. Try Essential Oils
Many natural essential oils are extremely effective at removing your crepey skin by increasing the elasticity and tightness of your skin.
Try rubbing diluted essential oils over the areas of your skin that appear crepey. The best essential oils for removing crepey skin include frankincense oil, rosewood oil, patchouli oil, and myrrh oil.
Crepey skin is not unhealthy and it is a perfectly natural part of the inevitable aging process. However, if your crepey skin makes you feel self-conscious or less confident about the way your body looks, use the tip in this post to get rid of crepey skin on your body once and for all in order to appear more youthful as you age.