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As we get older, the texture of the skin can change.  

As a matter of fact, a very common and unappealing skin texture looks much like crepe paper.  What causes crepey skin?

As we age, there are several things that are happening here to age the skin.  
 
For one, toxins can settle in underlying tissues under the surface of the skin.  This restricts blood flow and can leave you with a lackluster
complexion.

Also as we age, the production of collagen decreases.  Collagen is essential because it acts as the underlying framework, holding all the tissues and connecting fibers together.  When collagen decreases, muscles and fibers loosen and that is when wrinkles and sagging skin appear.  

Another strike against us is a decrease or redistribution of fat under the skin.  With less fat, the skin becomes thin.  Thin skin is far more susceptible to that wrinkled, papery texture.  

You can have this crepey skin texture anywhere on your face.  The areas where you may notice it first or the most is under the eyes, the cheeks and even your hands.  The delicate skin under the eye is thin to begin with, so with the loss of fat, hydration, collagen, dehydrated cells and toxins settling in, is it any wonder why the skin can wrinkle so easily?

Other factors that can increase the appearance of crepe paper skin are a poor diet, overexposure to the sun, smoking and introducing more free
radicals into your system.  

There are things you can do to improve the appearance of your skin.  

Hydration
Keep skin hydrated by drinking plenty of fresh water throughout
the day.  Water is one of the least expensive and most effective beauty treatments on the market today.

Vitamins
Supplement a poor diet with vitamins A, C, and E for the skin.  Vitamin C is an excellent antioxidant and so good for the skin and cell rejuvenation.

Good Care of Skin
Keep your skin clean but don't overdo it.  Too much cleansing, too many strong anti-aging creams and too much exfoliating can strip away essential oils and even more layers of the skin, thinning it out even more.  Wear a
sunscreen any time you leave the house.  

A good skin cream is essential for keeping the skin moisturized and hydrated.

Another option is to begin facial exercises, which can help you get rid of that crepey skin. By exercising the underlying muscles, you can expedite cell turnover, flush impurities, improve blood flow and circulation, and re-distribute the fat in your face.

As part of your anti-aging plan, include facial exercises, which are great for filling in sunken cheeks, eye sockets and smoothing out that crepey texture that just really makes us look old.

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