Crepey Skin Help March 19 2024, 0 Comments

“Crepey skin” refers to skin that looks thin, wrinkled, and similar in appearance to crepe paper. Causes may include: aging, UV radiation, excessive weight loss, lack of moisture, hormonal changes, pollution, stress, cigarette smoking and more. Basically crepey skin is almost unavoidable but while it can't be entirely reversed, there are steps you can take to make your skin firmer and smoother.

Using great quality butters and oils will help - "as you age, your skin produces less oil than it did when you were younger. These oils create an important lipid barrier that protects your skin and helps seal in moisture". Massaging them onto your skin will strengthen muscle memory, spur collagen production and boost blood circulation, all of which will help with crepey skin.

Exfoliation with a gentle scrub and good oil/butter will help to get rid of excess dead skin and clay masks may help detoxify and firm the brand new skin.

All of my products can help but these are products are the best for helping with this issue.


For oils and butters: The oils can be used alone but blending them with butters makes it easier to massage on skin. The butters can also be used on their own, but cupuacu may be a little too firm and bacuri a little too messy. So blends it is the way to go for body skin care. The best time to use a butter blend is after a shower on damp skin, give it a good massage. If I have time to just wrap a sarong around my body I will apply all over my body but if you have to go, apply at least on the problem areas.

For Masks: mix the clay with water or any secret fantastic tea you know about, make it a bit thicker for face and neck and thinner for body, apply on skin - I love my little wooden spatulas for it - leave it on for 15-30 minutes and rinse with warm water, no need for soap, tap skin dry with a clean towel and apply an oil or your butter blend after a few minutes on skin still damp. 

For a Scrub: since crepey skin if thin I recommend my gentle Face Quartz Scrub - a fantastic scrub can be made adding the quartz to bacuri and buriti, since these products can be difficult to use on their own (bacuri stains clothing and buriti may stain light skin), a scrub that will be washed or wiped off is the perfect time to use them alone. 

Whipped Butter 1 - this recipe should come out very light and easy to use, great for all skin types. This recipe will make your skin look healthier right away withoug causing too much of a mess.

Cupuaçu - 4 parts

Bacuri - 1 part

Acai, Andiroba - 1 part (1/2 part each)

Whipped Butter 2 - This recipe will come out a bit darker and it will bring a glow to your skin, great for all skin types but may be messy as bacuri transfers to clothing.

Cupuaçu - 3 parts

Bacuri - 2 part

Acai, Andiroba, Buriti - 1 part (1/3 parts each)

Melt and Pour - This will be a darker and messier blend but it will work as a tinted moisturizer, giving you a beautiful tanned glow. It may be too much for very pale skin and it will transfer to clothing. But you can also apply just to the areas that need more attention or even on legs to go out in short summer clothing.

Cupuaçu - 3 parts

Bacuri - 2 part

Acai, Andiroba, Buriti - 2 parts.