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Crepey - Wrinkled Skin:
Wrinkles, also known as rhytides, are folds in your skin. As you age, your skin produces less of the proteins collagen and elastin.

There are all kinds of lotions with magical claims to remove wrinkles.
One a friend was selling thru a pyramid network. I investigated and it seemed it worked by causing minor inflammation of the skin.

Moisturizers are OK, but hydration is more important

More credible advice:
How to Get Rid of Wrinkles: 10 Natural Treatments | Healthline

  • Wear sunscreen
  • Limit sugar intake
  • Quit smoking
  • Use coconut oil
  • Take beta carotene
  • Drink lemon balm leaf tea
  • Change sleep position
  • Wash your face
  • Avoid UV light
  • Increase antioxidants
Crepey Skin? A Surprising Cause -- Expert Fixes - Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic
  • Avoid Sun
  • Hydrate - Look for moisturizers that contain lubricating and plumping ingredients like alpha or beta hydroxy acids (like salicylic acid, lactic acid or glycolic acid) -- or the newest ingredient hyaluronic acid.
  • Fractionated lasers. These lasers create microscopic holes in the skin (think aerating the lawn). These holes contract as they heal and grow fresh, new skin at the surface. This evens out your tone and texture on your face, or even on thicker skin areas elsewhere.
Learn About Techniques for Softening or Removing Wrinkles | WebMD
Summary - See article for more.
  • Retinoids (tretinoin, Altreno, Retin-A, Renova). Among medical treatments, this is by far the most proven and effective way of bettering signs of aging such as uneven pigmentation, roughness, and wrinkling.
  • Alpha-hydroxy acids. These are the so-called "fruit acids" and include glycolic and lactic acid.
  • Antioxidants.
  • Peels.
  • Dermabrasion.
  • Laser resurfacing
  • Plastic surgery.
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Injections. (Botox, ...)

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last updated 7 Sep 2002