How to Smooth Out Wrinkles Above the Knee
As you age, your skin loses elasticity all over your body, promoting wrinkles and sagging of the skin. This includes the area above the kneecap. Knee wrinkles may make it difficult for the sufferer to wear shorts or skirts in the summer for fear of others seeing the wrinkles 2. There are treatments ranging from at home remedies to plastic surgery to help diminish knee wrinkling and bags.
Exfoliate the knees daily to stimulate skin's collagen production and increase blood flow to the area. Use a loofah or body brush with a small amount of cleanser while bathing. Body scrubs, available in the beauty aisle of your local pharmacy or retail store, may help as well, although you will receive a deeper exfoliation using a loofah or body brush.
Moisturize your knees thoroughly to keep the skin healthy. Skin that is properly moisturized tends to be healthier and heal faster. Use moisturizers that contain shea butter or retinoids. Retinoids are widely used by dermatologists in the fight against wrinkles.
Exercise your legs by doing shallow knee bends, yoga or Pilates. Shallow knee bends will work the upper and lower knee along with the thighs and calves. Stand straight, holding the back of a stable chair. Bend at the knees slowly, acting as if you were about to sit in a chair. Do two sets of 12 to 15 squats two to three times weekly, working up your repetitions as your body gets used to the exercise. Once you are accustomed to this exercise, you may add weights and remove the chair to improve balance.
Wear sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher when going outdoors. Protecting your skin from the sun's UV rays will prevent further skin damage and wrinkling. Your skin will have the chance to retain more moisture without pigmentation breakdown and collagen fiber formation interruption.
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