Creepy, Crepey Thighs
It’s like it happened overnight. One morning you wake up and realize that parts of your body, once firm and smooth, have turned loose, crinkly and are headed south. It’s not your fault you were late to notice. You’ve been distracted, busy with your focus on the fight against aging changes on your face. But while you’ve been distracted by your quest to fight the signs of aging in your face, you’re losing the battle elsewhere on your body. You feel shocked to notice that your thighs have flaky, crepey skin and then gasp in horror about the sagging skin over your knees.
Take a look at the front of your thighs or the inside of your upper arms. Crepey skin is actually quite common in women in their 40’s, 50’s and beyond. Most of us know what this looks like. I have it too. But mine is improving every day! Thanks to the body shaping experts at Sculpt Away, my crepey thighs have been improving quickly.
Why do our thighs turn crepey, wrinkly and saggy in our 40’s and beyond? You may not want to hear it, but your lifestyle may have played a role. If you are a yoyo dieter, haven’t paid attention to good nutrition, lived the sun bunny lifestyle, haven’t worked at keeping good muscle mass or don’t drink enough water, your lifestyle accelerated the aging process to your body’s skin.
What are the effects of the aging process on our body’s skin. What is the science behind crepey skin? First, as we age (as early as our 30’s), our bodies produce collagen and elastin at a much slower pace. Since collagen and elastin allow the skin to stretch and then bounce back, our skin does not bounce back like a decade earlier. The skin begins to sag and wrinkle. Second, our bodies do not produce as much hyaluronic acid (which attracts moisture) as we get older. With dwindling stores of hyaluronic acid, our skin cannot hold adequate moisture and we lose the “plump” skin of our younger days. And finally, as we get older, our skin becomes finer and thinner while at the same time we lose some of the fat laying right underneath our skin. These changes result in the crinkles and the wrinkles.
You don’t have to live with crepey skin. You can fight the aging process and improve the appearance of your crepey thighs with expert advice and professional products and treatments.
The first step to take is the inside outside approach. Your body’s skin needs the proper nutrients to perform at its optimum level. It’s very difficult, if not impossible, to consume the proper amount of these nutrients so you should supplement. The body shaping experts at Sculpt Away designed the Sculpt Away Nutraceutical Daily Pack to fill your body’s needs for these nutrients.
We all know the importance of exfoliating our face. Our bodies require exfoliation too. Exfoliation triggers collagen production! Ask the body shaping experts at Sculpt Away for exfoliating gloves to remove your dead skin and lighten and brighten your skin.
Just as we apply Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA) to our face for new, healthy skin cells, we should use it regularly on our body. In fact, the skin on our body needs even more care than our face. The physiology of our body skin is much denser and has fewer oil glands than that of our face. The skin on our body requires an extreme protocol to firm up the crepey-ness. Sculpt Away Crepe Away body lotion contains lactic acid, a powerful AHA which exfoliates, hydrates and firms. The lactic acid also promotes healthy collagen production. You should use this product at least two times a week. Ask one of the body shaping experts at Sculpt Away to recommend the best regimen tailored for your needs.
Combination Topical Agents
As with your face, the skin on your body skin needs moisturizing and agents to promote new cell growth. It’s important that you moisturize your body from head to toe. The best time to moisturize is immediately after your shower or bathe, when your pores are still open. And you must use the proper moisturizer. You should select your body creams as carefully as you select your skin care products for your face. Sculpt Away cellu-sculpt firm + repair crème is a powerful combination topical therapeutic agent. It provides your body with moisture, with additional ingredients to firm and repair the skin. The formulation has the ability to penetrate multiple cell layers to allow healthy cells to emerge. Sculpt Away cellu-sculpt firm + repair provides intense hydration and vital vitamins and nutrients your skin needs. You should apply this cream at least once a day, optimally twice daily.
To stimulate the production of collagen and elastin deep in your skin layers, you should use a Sculpt Away Cellu C cup. Cupping with the Cellu C at least two times weekly can smooth and firm your skin as well as minimize the cellulite appearance. The body shaping experts at Sculpt Away will instruct you on the technique.
The sun damages your skin and accelerates the aging process. You know that leathery look of too much sun. You can enjoy the sunshine without worry if you use a quality sunscreen. Your sunscreen should be an SPF 15 or greater and contain a physical block. A physical block, titanium dioxide or zinc oxide, provides protection against both UVA and UVB rays. Many sunscreens contain only chemical blocks, many of which protect only from UVB rays. (The UVA rays are the “aging” wavelength) Ask a Sculpt Away body shaping expert about Image Skin Care Prevention + which contains protection against both UVA/UVB wavelengths with the added benefit of antioxidants and moisturizers to protect against the damaging effects of the sun and pollutants.
Combat aging, crepey skin by increasing the muscle strength and improving muscle tone underneath the skin. Work movement into your routine with walking, strength training and the mind/body/soul experience of yoga. Don’t like exercise? Use the Sculpt Away Vibe-Away! Just ten minutes on the Vibe-Away is equivalent to a 30 minute cardio workout.
RadioFrequency Tissue Tightening
RadioFrequency skin tightening treatments improve the appearance of crepey, loose skin by heating the tissue deep in the skin causing the production of collagen and elastin. The new collagen and elastin are shorter and stronger and pull the skin tighter to firm and tone the skin. Several treatments are required for best results. Some results can be seen immediately. Results appear within 3 weeks and improve for up to 6 months.
If your condition involves a cellulite component, SmoothShapes® treatments can improve both the skin and the cellulite. Photomology® employs two laser wavelengths to break down columns between the fat pockets and damage the fat cells and a mechanical manipulation to stimulate the collagen and elastin in the skin. Several treatments are required for best results. Some results can be seen within 2-3 weeks, with optimal results at 2-3 weeks after completing treatments.
Sadly, the aging process will hit all of us. Crepey skin will creep into your life.
You have two choices with the sagging and the crepey-ness – you can treat the problem or you can hide it. I prefer to treat it. And remember that treatment for aging legs should be year-round, not just when it’s time to wear shorts. Most of the recommendations to treat the problem should become part of your skin care routine, your body along with your face. You can utilize the medical technology of RadioFrequency or SmoothShapes® and take care of the rest on your own. Call the body shaping experts at Sculpt Away now to learn more! 210-227-3051