Alas! to be young and beautiful. To look in the mirror and see the face that once glowed with excitement to see the world and make a difference in it as well. To look in that mirror and still recognize the person you truly are. To look and yet not be satisfied with how life is taking a toll on you. To look but not see yourself anymore. It seems that with the way people are right now. They don’t particularly like how their age is showing through their looks or how they generally feel upset with their outer facades. They don’t like how certain skin/age spots appear here and there. Thanks to concealers and makeup it’s easy to hide those spots. But what if there is a sagging area you can’t easily hide like in your arms. What if your skin doesn’t feel like yours anymore? What will you do? Cover it up with sweaters, jackets, and long-sleeved dress shirts? Don’t worry we will walk you through natural ways to get rid of that crepey skin on your arms. So smile because the world is better one smile at a time.
What is Crepey?
There is a certain phenomenon where our skin turns paper-thin like those European pancakes. Hence the name “crepey skin”. However, some experts believe that some cases of these extraordinary thinning of our skin are not due to age though age is a big contributor. It is not the sole culprit. They attribute skin thinning through a bigger culprit and more celestial in nature, the sun.
According to these experts, repeated sun exposure can cause the thinning of what is called our skin’s elastin. This elastin is a collection of fibers that give our skin the freedom to stretch and yet get back into shape immediately. Ever wondered how your skin from infancy up until now was able to grow along with you. Just imagine if we were like snakes that had to shed our skin when we grow bigger. It is both a disturbing and disgusting thought. We could also try to think of balloons. The skin of a balloon stretches out when it needs to accommodate the molecules of air that are pushing and shoving inside of it. But when the air inside the balloon is released the balloon goes back to its normal size. Everything is as it should be because of elastin. Going back to what I was saying earlier. Our day-to-day activities outside expose us to the sun and sometimes because of too much exposure the fibers that are found in our elastin might not be as stretchy as they were original.
What Causes Crepey Skin on Arms?
The most notable causes of crepey skin are our age and sun exposure. Following a timeline, crepes in our skin can and might appear as early as the age of 40. This is because when we reach the age of 40 our body changes, specifically the amount and the way our skin produces oil that is used by our body to protect itself from harmful chemicals that can be the cause of skin irritation and or some inflammation. But causes cannot be limited to age like mentioned earlier, the sun plays an important role in our skin’s loss of elasticity too. Another factor that cannot be ruled out when it comes to having wrinkly and crepey skin, is if you have recently lost an incredible amount of weight. The weight you have gained before has stretched your skin. But when you have lost that weight your skin is left stretched. These areas mostly stretched might be around the tummy, arms, face, and legs. With exercise and proper diet, the sagging skin might be put back to place. Another cause of crepey skin might be if you are someone who uses a tanning bed too frequently than recommended. The tanning bed simulates the rays of the sun and too much exposure to these simulated rays is harmful to our skin as well.
Natural Remedies for Crepey Skin on Arms
There is no single remedy for a situation or a condition called crepey skin but there are those who would recommend that if you have little sagging or crepey skin, you can have it removed via surgery. However, surgery is not the answer to everyone’s crepey skin problem. Some experts advise surgery only to those who badly need it. Some may also recommend the use of lasers in encouraging collagen growth under our skin. There might also be those who would recommend the use of ultrasonic waves that can help tighten the areas that the ultrasonic waves are targeting. If heating and sound waves are not your things, you might want to try freezing.
Cryolipolysis is a method of freezing fat under the skin thus tightening the crepey skin on arms. You could also consider treatments like using fillers to bring back that tighter looking skin. Lastly, If those treatments are still not up to your taste, perhaps you would like to heed the advice of some experts who would tell you that there are over-the-counter cosmetic products that contain ingredients like lactic acid, retinoids peptides, and alpha-hydroxy acids. But there is always a danger to using cosmetic products especially when they aren’t tested right. There are a lot of methods that you can try but there is always a natural way. You can try a natural way. Here are some of our recommendations.
1. Keep away from the harmful rays of the sun.
There are some serious consequences of staying too long under the sun. It can cause several illnesses, worse would be some type of cancer. It can also be the leading cause of premature aging of our skin. So if you can always stay in shaded areas and do not stay too long under the sun. But if you must stay under the sun because of some work or anything else, please stay protected with lotions that have SPF and drink plenty of water.
2. Eat right and keep your skin tight.
One best way to keep ourselves away from premature aging and sagging is by eating right. How do you eat right? Always choose organic and natural. Stay away from all that processed food and fast food. They may be tasty but they are full of preservatives that can slowly cause your body’s demise. Eat food rich in vitamins and minerals, most especially vitamin E.
3. Say No to, Too Many Cosmetic Products.
Dare to go bare! Barefaced that is. Enough of this toxic skin routine. Assess your skin routine and remove everything that may be harsh for your skin. It may be the cause of your skin having wrinkles. Beauty is never just in the makeup you put on. It is in the confidence that you wear on your skin.
4. Get Hydrated and Moisturized.
Sometimes it’s just in keeping yourself hydrated and moisturized. Drinking plenty of water is key to healthier and younger-looking skin. There is truth in what experts say that you need at least 8-10 glasses of water. Your body is after all made up mostly of water. You also have to invest in a good natural moisturizer like Aloe Vera. This way you can hydrate your body from the inside and the outside.
5. Kitchen wonders for the skin
There are a lot of home remedies for a good skincare routine. You can use oatmeal and honey as an exfoliating mix to get rid of all those dead skin cells. You can also use rice as a natural and organic mask to help get rid of unwanted wrinkles in the face. Fresh eggs, milk, aloe vera, coconut oil, olive oil, and other kitchen wonders can also be used as natural moisturizers to help prevent and remedy skin creping.
6. Stay fit and keep it tight
Sometimes the most natural way to get rid of that crepey skin in your arms is just by exercising. Keeping fit by exercising can mean keeping your skin tight and not letting it sag. There are a lot of exercises out there that cater to targeting sagging arms
7. Try a little Dry Brushing
There is a new wave of natural skincare at home. You can use a dry brushing routine. You just have to invest in a good natural bristled brush to use, preferably a brush that has a long handle so that you can reach certain areas your arms might not reach. Dry brushing entails brushing your skin from feet to chest, all strokes going towards the heart. This routine has a lot of benefits, as experts claim, like removing dead skin cells and promoting skin tightening.
So there you are, just a few natural ways to prevent and help remedy the crepey skin in your