6 Products That Reverse Dry, Crepey Skin

Audrey Noble

Remember making flower bouquets out of crinkled up tissue paper in middle school? Think of that when you think of crepey skin, which is what happens when your skin loses its collagen and elastin, causing it to really sag and look crinkled. “It resembles the appearance of crepe paper,” says dermatologist Joshua Zeichner, MD. “This skin is often wrinkled and loose.”

But that doesn’t mean it is interchangeable with wrinkles. “Wrinkling is related to genetics, facial movement, and some sun damage,” says dermatologist Ranella Hirsch, MD. “Crepey skin is related only to sun damage; the sun is breaking down the elastin.”

Luckily, it's not something that we just have to learn to deal with; there are a number of things we can do and products to try to help get rid of crepey skin. We asked both Hirsch and Zeichner what they personally recommend. Read below to see their picks.

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