Anti Aging

Crepey pores and skin on the physique. Is there something to do? Half 1 of three

Q1: I’m a 73 years outdated African American girl with crepey pores and skin on my arms, thighs, and legs. Any recommendation you supply shall be vastly appreciated! Thanks!!!

Q2: Hello, I’m a 59 yr outdated veterinarian. I’ve skinny pores and skin on my forearms and palms. Pets leap on me and depart purple scratch purpura. I’ve began Tretinoin 0.025% on my arms on the recommendation of the PA dermatologist. Are there any lasers that may lower the bruising from minor bumps and stress?

Crepey pores and skin is often pores and skin that’s extra fragile too so I made a decision to place these questions collectively; their points are related.

This submit is to assist perceive the elements contributing to crepey and skinny pores and skin however, let’s focus first on prevention. Half 2 shall be on particular physique areas and the brand new RF and laser applied sciences. Half 3 shall be on what is feasible now, and what could also be potential within the close to future.

Many individuals suppose now that crepey pores and skin on the physique is simply on account of solar/UV harm. Whereas that does contribute, it’s not the entire story. The characters on this story are solar/UV harm, intrinsic growing old, your inner well being, and environmental stresses.

I do know a few of the under requires some effort, however we’re a lot happier about our outcomes if we’re lifelike.  The pores and skin thins, will get crepey, and fragile as a result of we lose the thickness and integrity of the barrier layer (dermis) and in addition collagen and elasticity within the dermis, the deeper layer.

First let’s have a look at you!

  • Have you ever lately misplaced weight better than 5 kilos and are over 50ish years of age, or over 10 kilos and are below 50ish years of age? Why? As a result of pores and skin will contract after weight reduction, however since we lose elasticity as we age, it contracts much less. If you’re older, it’s unlikely you’ll get plenty of contraction by yourself.
  • Do you elevate weights and the way is your muscle mass? Chances are you’ll be considering …is she nuts? However actually, nearly each girl over 50 must be lifting some weights; both at house or on the health club. Why? As a result of all of us lose plenty of muscle mass as we age, and muscle helps fill out the pores and skin. Cheap weight units are straightforward to seek out and issues like squats are straightforward to do. Bless all the nice trainers now who’ve put their routines on-line. I believe a health club is extra enjoyable, however not everybody can try this. This girl fully conjures up me; she is 84 yr outdated, Ernestine Shepard.
  • Protein – your pores and skin has plenty of protein and it’s being changed on a regular basis. Until you’ve got kidney illness, most ladies want between 40-90 grams of protein a day; relying in your exercise degree. If you’re a championship rower, for instance, it’s possible you’ll want much more. The decrease finish is extra acceptable in case you are an elder, or very petite, sedentary, and many others. Speak to your physician or nutritionist.
  • Vitamin C.  I nonetheless suppose most of us want no less than 500-1,000 mg of vitamin C a day greater than we get and collagen wants vitamin C to be produced in our pores and skin.
  • Sunscreen.  I gained’t belabor on this however when you expose your physique to the solar/UV harm, it should make your pores and skin crepey. Please cowl up with clothes or use a excessive zinc (10-20%) sunscreen every day. Some sunscreens are reef secure, however provided that they include pure minerals.
  • Pores and skin thickness Pores and skin thickens in response to rubbing. Take into consideration callouses and the underside of your ft. Strive a vigorous whole physique scrub within the bathe as soon as every week, or use a dry brush (see the online) earlier than the bathe, or a loofah. You’ll begin to see a distinction in 30-60 days. It ups the exercise of the cells. In my view, utilizing a 2% BHA physique lotion works higher than Tretinion for this downside. Strive the one at Paula’s Choice Weightless Body Lotion 2% BHA.
  • Drugs. Many instances these can’t be stopped. Simply remember that diuretics will trigger some dehydration of the pores and skin; aspirin, NSAIDS and blood thinners will enhance bruising, and a few statins for prime ldl cholesterol appear to extend crepeyness within the pores and skin additionally.

You are able to do these!!! And I hope these assist.


I Hope this Helps,

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD
Founding father of SkinTour
Observe my pores and skin ideas and travels on Instagram!

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