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    Crape Paper Skin
    An_251683 posted:
    My skin has been wrinkling fast lately. It is very dry,and looks like crape paper. I can't wear short sleeve tops, and shorts. Could you please tell me what I could do and what causes this.It is over my whole body.
    Thank You, MaryC45
    suebest1954 responded:
    i'm having the same issues, interested in knowing how to improve the appearence of my skin too.
    suzisixx responded:
    I just recently read that safflower oil is chock full of ceramides and does wonders with plumping up the skin. I've been using it on my hands (I'm very oily everywhere else) and I've noticed the lines have been diminished significantly. And I'm not even that consistent with it! Anyway, it's all natural and you can pick it up from a grocery store for less than five bucks a bottle. Buy two and keep one for cooking (very good for you) and keep the other one in your bathroom.
    geni55 responded:
    I have a few words, SUNSCREEN, SUNSCREEN and Moisturizer
    I am almost 60 and my hands and arms are the only things that give away my age. I have neglected them over the years and am regretting it now
    Another thing I have found that helps is the alpha hydroxy products. I have pretty sensitive skin, so I have to be careful, but I really like the 'Revitalift' products. The night cream I use a couple of nights a week on my face and I've used it a couple of times on my arms and noticed an improvement. I am hesitant to use this right now since I sometimes forget to use sunscreen on my arms.
    If its really bad and or bothering you a lot, I would suggest you visit a dermatologist. The root cause of this is loss of collagen from aging, and environmental irritants, like sun, air pollution, or smoking
    Miliblu replied to suzisixx's response:
    And how old are you?
    KiwiHeather responded:
    My thoughts are fluids fluids fluids ....... keep moisture up locally as well through oils or moisturisers but best thing is loads of water. Genetics can play a part. And so can air-conditioned/artificially heated buildings. Good luck. KiwiHeather
    suebest1954 replied to suzisixx's response:
    thanks, i'll definitely give this a try
    suebest1954 replied to Miliblu's response:
    I'm 58 and have been noticing this happening for the last couple of years
    Mohiba K Tareen, MD replied to suebest1954's response:
    A good retinoid (vitamin A derived cream) can help thicken and promote new collagen production. I typically have patients start with an over- the -counter strength such as ROC retinol or Neutrogena retinol. Use this for a few months and you will definitely see improvement. Subsequently, you can ask your doc for a prescription strength retinoid which will give you even more improvement.

    I hope that helps
    Dr. Mohiba Tareen
    Tareen Dermatology, Roseville, Minn
    Castle Connoly's America's Top Cosmetic Dermatologists
    Adjunct Assistant Professor Univ of MN Dept of Dermatology

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    Mohiba K Tareen, MD is a board certified dermatologist who has an innovative practice in Roseville, Minnesota. Tareen Dermatology ( www.TareenDermato...More

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