Are you switching your closet over from winter to spring? Or maybe you're in the mood to detox from cold weather habits and engage in some spring-like self-care? We are too, and we're focused on crepey skin. If you're looking to shape up your skincare, let's talk about crepe.
Crepey skin is a perfectly normal part of the aging process, though its appearance is often a big concern for healthy-looking skin. When our skin loses collagen and elastin, the skin can appear saggy, wrinkled, and crepey (think of crepe paper, and you'll get the picture).
In addition to normal aging, pollution, smoking, sun damage, stress, and lack of sleep can cause crepey skin. To get that crepe under control, we've got a few tips to shape up your skincare routine.
Cheers to all that sun and fun, but sun protection is an absolute must when it comes to giving crepey skin the boot. We all know that skin cancer and wrinkles result from too much sun, but so does crepey skin. Using a broad-spectrum SPF will help defend against harmful rays. If you are constantly in the sun, reapply every two hours for best results. We've got some great options to suit your skincare concerns here.
Boost your barrier.
Visibly healthy, youthful-looking skin begins with a strong skin barrier.
Whether you're thinking about skincare in a preventative way or looking to target specific concerns like fine lines and wrinkles, healthy skin is all about a healthy skin barrier. This outermost layer of skin, or stratum corneum, is the most vital line of defense against damaging stressors and dehydration. It's made up of cells and lipids (aka the bricks and mortar of your skin) that work like an army to protect you from battle (aka biological aging and environmental aggressors). Think of taking care of your barrier as not just a way to protect against "maturing" but also to build strong skin.
We love our new Wrinkle Recode™ Moisture Rich Barrier Cream, an indulgently rich, luxe, and comforting cream powered by two unique barrier-boosting technologies. Our clinically proven, patented form of Niacin, NIA-114™, combines with a carefully calibrated 1:1:1 Biomimetic Lipid Ratio of Ceramides, plant-derived Cholesterol, and Free Fatty Acids to restore skin's lipid content, deeply replenishing and strengthening the skin barrier.
Exfoliate and moisturize.
For youthful-looking skin from head to toe, exfoliating and moisturizing are vital to transforming your skin into its youthful-looking best. Our Crepe Control™ Body System is like a facial for your body and includes an exfoliating scrub and moisturizer for visibly brighter, tighter, more toned-looking skin. The body scrub is an advanced treatment that combines two types of exfoliants, physical and chemical, to polish away dead skin cells. It's also enhances penetration of the body cream, an upgraded tightener & brighter formula for faster, youthful-looking results. To maximize its exfoliating benefits, try rubbing directly onto dry skin, especially around problem areas like arms and above the knees, then rinse in the shower with warm water
Protect your neck.
The skin on your neck is different from the skin on your face. The neck has less fatty tissue and collagen and fewer oil glands, which is why this skin can appear slack, loose, dry, and crepey. Only a neck cream can give this delicate skin what it needs to be its best, and since collagen loss starts as early as our 20s, a neck cream is excellent for all ages and a perfect addition to your skincare routine. Try our best-selling TL Advanced™ Tightening Neck Cream PLUS, a dream cream and #1 selling cream exclusively for the neck & décolleté*.
See the difference.
Inadequate hydration can cause crepey skin, and the skin around your eyes is different than the rest of your face- it's delicate. With less fatty tissue, collagen, and oil glands, the first signs of aging often appear around the eyes. And it's not just an aging issue- because eye lines are also caused by UV rays, pollution, or too much screen time. With a lighter texture perfect for warmer weather, we recommend our new Peptight™ 360˚ Tightening Eye Serum to target crepey skin on eyelids. Bolstered by a cooling applicator, this soothing serum gently massages and depuffs to reinvigorate the delicate skin around the eyes.
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Are you doing all you can for the foundation of healthy-looking skin?