Thin Skin; causes and treatments.

by on May 4, 2017 - 4 min read
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Some of us sometimes find bruises on our skin and can't even identify or remember when we got them or how. Meaning we didn't even noticed we got bruised, that shows how easy it is for our skin to get injured or bruised. Here is why!    

The skin is said to be experiencing a   condition called THINNING  of the  skin. A once thick skin can quickly become thin.

WHAT IS A THIN SKIN?

Thin skin, also known as fragile skin, or thinning skin, is a condition most often associated with elderly people. This is a problem that can affect anyone, from any demographic. Thin skin is characterized by a sagging appearance, and a higher visibility of veins and capillaries under the skin. This problem is not unique to any part of the body, but is more troublesome on the face and hands, because it is more visible in those areas.

Its possible to treat a thin skin but we need to first understand the causes.

Thin skin occurs when the growth and division of skin cells begins to slow down. Cell division and growth are essential to skin rejuvenation, and if this process slows, the skin layers will not be replenished properly and will lose elasticity. If this wasn’t troubling enough, the fatty cells in the skin also begin to lose luster with age, leading to hollow areas and thin skin. Fatty tissues under our skin is important, as it acts as a buffer between the hard objects we come in contact with in our everyday lives and our blood vessels. Without this much-needed cushion, bumping up against a table may cause your skin to literally tear without you even noticing.

The first step to treating a thin skin is getting diagonized. Although Age happens to be the number one culprit in having a thin skin, but then there are also other factors. For example long-term use of certain medications containing steroids may cause the skin to become thinner over time. There are also inflammatory skin diseases that could cause the condition, as well as thin skin brought about by long term exposure to the sun.

Prevention they say is really more important than cure (remixed) lol.

its important to take measures to not make this happen to your skin in the first place. Maintaining a balanced and nice diet. A good diet would include Natural, rich-nutrient selection of meal and a great hydration from our intake of water. Stay away from the sun and always try to wear a sunscreen of not lesser that a Spf 15. 

You can also treat a thin skin using topical products( over-the counter products). You can apply any number of lotions to moisturize thin skin. There are all natural lotions and creams, moisturizers with intense properties and added collagen, moisturizers with added sunscreen, and hypoallergenic solutions for those with sensitive thin skin. To choose the best face moisturizer or lotion, make sure that it is appropriate for your skin type and lifestyle.

Consider using moisturizing serums, which are easier for the skin to absorb, instead of lotions and creams. The serums are a bit more expensive than your run of the mill moisturizing cream, but the serums work faster on skin that is dangerously low of moisture, especially thin skin. Look closely at the ingredients of your products, and search for those with zinc, vitamin C, and collagen, as these may stimulate collagen production.

Once you noticed and identified you have a thin skin, it is recommended to wear protective clothings, to protect the affected area and be cautious among accidental bruising of the skin..

All being said!

Maintain a healthy diet, hydrate yourself by drinking plenty of water. 

In general, the best defense against thin skin is a great offense. Keep hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids, especially clear water when possible. The sun is your enemy; use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 15 at the very least when going outdoors. Consider taking essential vitamins and supplements such as flax seed and fish oils, which will help increase the fatty acids you want in your skin. And, of course, moisturize regularly to plum up thin skin and stimulate the health of skin cells.

 


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