Thin Skin

It should come as no surprise to you that we all have different types of skin. We get questions all the time about thin skin, enough of them to address this type of skin and any issues that might be associated with it. We were tired of hearing, “Why is my skin so thin?” and decided to share some information with readers. The first thing that’s going to be addressed is how to care for skin.

thin-skinThin Skin Facts And Caring For It

You may have heard the term thin skin or even fragile skin. Perhaps someone has mentioned that they had thinning skin or something of that nature. Anyway, this specific type of skin is relatively common in elderly individuals. People can get this type of skin no matter where they reside or their hereditary background. Basically, anyone can get this type of skin.

What Does It Look Like? 

Skin that is thin often appears to be saggy with greater prominence of veins and blood vessels underneath the skin.  This type of skin can occur on any part of the body. However, it seems to be more common in areas such as the face, arms, and hands of elderly people. There is no particular reason why it just seems to be far more visible in those areas. Before seeking any type or treatment for any skin condition, you must have a good understanding of what causes the issue. The same applies to thinning skin.

What Causes It?

Thin skin is primarily caused by a reduction is cell growth and division. Cell growth is an integral part of rejuvenating your skin. When that process begins to slow down, skin loses its elasticity and isn’t replenished as properly as it should be. Not only that, there are fatty cells which reside in the skin and those lose their poise as you begin to age. As a result, hollow areas form and thin, almost transparent skin is the final result.

The fatty tissue that I’m referring to plays an important role with regards to our skin. It protects our skin from the damage caused by physical contact with objects that can damage our skin. When the fatty tissue is not present, it cannot protect our skin from wear and tear.

 Treating The Condition

Before treating your thin skin, you must first be diagnosed by a professional. The individual doing the diagnosis must determine why your skin is thinning, to begin with. There are a few reasons that this might occur. For starters, age is a huge factor and taking certain medications can have an impact as well. Steroids will make your skin thin over time if taken too long. Then there are certain diseases that have an impact on your skin as well. Exposure to the sun for a long period of time can really cause issues as well.

Preventing The Issue

Prevention is always the best treatment. If you’re prone to getting thin skin then you might want to take a close look at your diet as well as other daily habits. Healthy skin is a result of proper care, nutrition, and hydration. Incorporating a good diet into your daily routine can really be a game changer. Proper hydration will allow your skin to better prepare for the daily nature battles that it has to tend to. Another smart choice when it comes to preventing thin skin is to avoid any and all UV rays. The sun can really destroy your skin and there’s pretty much nothing good that it can do for your skin. Over exposure can literally kill you. In the event that you decide to go outdoors, spend time doing so only while wearing sunscreen and moisturizer with SPF protection.

Thinning Skin Treatment

There are a few different treatment methods for those that have thin skin. You can apply a few different types of lotions to help moisturize your skin. I suggest going with one that is all-natural. Head to your local pharmacy and look for a natural lotion or moisturizer that have collagen, peptides, sunscreen and further protects your skin from allergic reactions. Just be sure to use something that works best for the type of skin you have and your everyday lifestyle.

You can incorporate a serum to help moisturize your skin and that might work better than the typical lotion or skin cream. Honestly, purchasing a serum may cost you more but they are worth the added expense. They work much faster on skin that’s low in moisture. Be sure to take a peek at the label of whatever serum you decide to purchase. Be on the lookout for ingredients  such as vitamin C, zinc, collagen, and others that will help build and replenish your skin.

While  I’m  on the subject of products, I should mention a few supplements that are worth taking. I suggest taking a multivitamin along with some flax seed oil. Fish oil is also great for your skin.

Use Protection

Last but not least, you need to protect your skin. If you have thin skin and are prone to getting bumps or scrapes that you always wear enough clothing to protect areas that are prone to issues. Your limbs are at risk and should be well protected at all times.

Lastly, if you treat your body with respect and it will treat you the same. Take care of your body and do what you can to keep it in optimum condition. Living life any other way is a terrible approach. Do what you can to further prevent from getting skin that is thin.

Thin Skin
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