Q: How Can I Improve Crepey Skin?

Find out the answer to this reader question, then ask TotalBeauty.com editors and experts to solve your biggest skin problems

Our first question comes from a member who posted on our message boards: Q: "I noticed my skin has a crepe appearance. I use lotion every day because my skin feels dry and tight after washing. What products are good for this skin problem?" -- TotalBeauty.com member queeneann

Answer "Skin that is dry can look crepey," says Dr. Heidi Waldorf, director of Laser and Cosmetic Dermatology at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. Look for moisturizers that contain humectants like glycerin or hyaluronic acid to pull moisture from the environment. (Try Mario Badescu Skin Care Seaweed Night Cream, $20 , or Pevonia Botanica Firming Marine Elastin Cream, $61.50 .) Next: Other effective ingredients Pevonia Botanica Firming Marine Elastin Cream Answer (cont'd) In addition to humectants, look for occlusives like petrolatum (found in Vaseline Pure Petroleum Jelly, $4.49 ), which hold in moisture. Emollients like dimethicone (found in Dove Pro Age Rich Night Cream, $11.99 ) and cyclomethicone can seal in the space between skin cells, making the skin look and feel silky smooth. Next: What else causes crepiness? Dove Pro Age Rich Night Cream Answer (cont'd) "Changes in aging skin can add to the crepey appearance," says Waldorf. "Topical peptides can improve [this] without irritation." (Try Olay Regenerist Daily Regenerating Facial Serum, $17.99 , which contains peptides, glycerin and dimethicone, and works well under the eyes and on the rest of the face.) Next: Ask your own question Olay Regenerist Daily Regenerating Facial Serum Ask TotalBeauty.com Want more expert advice? Post your beauty questions on our Ask a Beauty Question message board or e-mail them to us at asktotalbeauty@totalbeauty.com, then stay tuned for more answers like these. Thanks to Dr. Heidi Waldorf The Right Skin Care for Your Age Your Complete Guide to Anti-Aging Best Anti-Aging Serums Subject Subject Subject Message Message Message http://www.google.com /content/package/c_crepey_skin/

Products Mentioned in This Story

Dove Pro Age Rich Night Cream

Average Member Rating: 8.3

Vaseline Petroleum Jelly Original

Average Member Rating: 9.0

Pevonia Botanica Firming Marine Elastin Cream

Average Member Rating: 10.0

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great advice

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Nice products and advice.

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Good advice! Thanks for sharing!

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