Information about thin skin
Due to the effects of aging our skin can become thinner over time. The older you get, the more and more protective layers are removed from the surface of the skin. Also, as you get older your body creates less collagen and less skin cells. Thin skin can also make it easier for you to injure yourself, particularly when it comes to cuts and bruises.
While it isn’t possible to turn the effects of aging around, there are many ways that you can prevent the fast onset of aging and even thicken your skin to a certain degree.
Talk to your doctor about your medications
If you are taking medications, then they may be causing your skin to get thinner. If you are worried that any drugs you are taking may have unintended side effects of thinning your skin, you should ask your doctor to try a different sort. Many medications have other strains or brands that produce the same result but act differently as a chemical.
Macro and micronutrients
Make sure you are getting a good and healthy diet that includes a balance of all the major nutrients (carbs, fat, protein) and all of the vitamins and minerals that can help your skin get healthy. Vitamin A, C, E, D and beta-carotene all have powerful antioxidants which can make your skin healthier. Consult with your nutritionist about what foods you can eat to increase these nutrients in your body.
Getting enough sun and wearing sunscreen
When it comes to the sun, you need to find a right balance. Too little sun can cause a deficiency in Vitamin D, causing thin skin. But too much sun can cause other problems such as skin cancer. The best idea is to get at least an hour of sunlight a day and to use sunscreen when you are outdoors with head gear as well.
If you require personalised skincare for thin skin make an appointment to see our dermatologist. Contact us today!