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    dogzmom posted:
    I have recently noticed my skin has changed. The skin on my arms and legs are very crepey looking. I am embarrased to wear short sleeve shirts or reveal my legs. I am 60. Any product out there that could diminsh the look and relieve the dry skin.? I've tried many lotions and creams with little luck.
     
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    Susan Evans, MD responded:
    Dear dogzmom,

    As we age our skin begins to change, sometimes very noticeably. The description of your skin is relatively common, especially in women, as we age. Our skin is subjected to the lifetime forces of gravity, the decrease in our production of collagen and elastin which keep our skin young looking, cumulative sun exposure damage, and dehydration. Additional factors can make this problem even worse, such as rapid weight loss and smoking.

    There are a number of products on the market that can help your skin to a degree, however their efficacy is somewhat limited.

    Stick to a healthy eating plan, include Omega-3 foods such as wild salmon, drink plenty of filtered water, and use lotions on your skin to minimize any appearance of dryness. These steps can help restore some of the youthful look of your skin.

    Best,

    Dr. Evans


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