With so many aging issues to think about, like crow’s feet, drooping jowls, tech neck and thinning hair, it’s a wonder your poor knees get any attention at all.
And in all honesty, they probably don’t.
But if, like us, you’ve noticed a slight sagging in the knee area where the skin on your thighs has started heading south for summer, chances are knee wrinkles, or ‘kninkles’ if you will, are becoming an issue.
The skin on your knees is no different than the rest of the body in the way it loses elastin, collagen and muscle mass as we age, making wrinkles inevitable.
However, your lowly knees are not a lost cause, and you can do something to take them from saggy and loose, to sexy and lifted. Here’s how…
Up The Beauty Ante
Like your elbows, the skin on your knees is slightly thicker than the rest of your body because it not only protects your joints, but works pretty hard in supporting your whole body. Ten out of ten for effort, but this is why it gets drier quicker. Give yours some twice-weekly attention with a body exfoliator to remove dead skin cells, and don’t forget to massage a rich moisturizer into them on a daily basis. After all, moisturized, healthy skin is much more plump-looking than the dry-as-a-bone stuff. Try SkinMedica TNS Body Lotion.
Perfect Your Squats
Yoga and pilates are great way to strengthen and tone your legs – and the rest of your body for that matter. But if you’re looking to target your knees, incorporate some shallow squats into your daily routine. Simply bend your knees slowly as if you’re about to sit on a chair, then stand up again and repeat 10-15 times every day. As you get better, you could add weights or increase the reps, but regularly add this to your morning regime and it’ll really help sort out your slack knees. You can even do this in the privacy of a locked bathroom while you brush your teeth.
Do A Demi… Or Not
Remember when Demi Moore showcased her new knees on the red carpet after reportedly getting a lift back in 2006? Well, kneelift surgery is tricky business, because visible scarring is always a risk on such exposed areas. However, there are plenty of other treatments available at the doctor’s office to help fight those ‘kninkles’. Various non-invasive skin tightening options like VelaShape are good for temporarily tightening and smoothing the skin, while CoolSculpting and Liposuction are both super-effective way of removing pockets of fat around your knees.
Written by: Georgia Gould