Like our face knees become wrinkly and loose due to a loss of collagen and elasticity. And knees bend,are weight-bearing and are always moving and stretching. They endure a lot of stress. "This along with aging, sun exposure and volume loss, can lead to loose skin around the knees", says Sugar Land, TX plastic surgeon Ankur Mehta, MD. Keep in mind sagginess may also be linked to a lack of hydration which is why it is paramount to stay moisturized and use sunscreen. According to Miami dermatologist Joely Kaufman, MD creating new collagen is key. One of the best ways to battle crepey skin is to apply topical that promote collagen and elastin growth, like retinol. Search out products that not only contain retinol, but products that have highly hydrating ingredients. "I like to alternate a retinol body lotion with a topical exfoliating lotion for problem areas", says Dr. Kaufman. "This helps skin by hydrating it, boosting collagen and exfoliating the stratum corneum, so the legs don't look like they have 'fish scales'".
Try Replenix Smoothing Body Lotion and Neostrata Lotion Plus 15 AHA.
Cheers, Miss Violet