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How to Thicken Thin Skin

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Age-related thin skin can be a problem.

How to Thicken Thin Skin

How to Thicken Thin Skin. Skin gets Thinner As We Age. Consider the 3 components of skin: the epidermis (the top barrier), dermis (containing tissue, hair follicles, and sweat glands), and the hypodermis (a layer of fat and tissue underneath it all).

The top layer provides a barrier between your skin and the world. It keeps the bad stuff (bacteria, viruses, water, etc.) out while keeping moisture in. Hence, you keep this layer intact by hydrating (moisturizing) it, so it’s less likely to crack and open to infection. Furthermore, the next layer, the dermis, is what really affects the thickness of your skin. Consequently, genetics play a significant role in how thick your skin appears. And if you are genetically predisposed to thinner skin. In this case, you may see tendons and veins on your forearms and the backs of your hands.

Causes of Thin Skin

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Why

How to Thicken Thin Skin. Genetics undoubtedly contribute to the problem of thin skin, but they’re not the most important factor. Consequently, ultraviolet light has the biggest impact on the thinness of our skin. First, the sun (and tanning beds) cause a reaction where the dermis loses its elasticity. Then the effects compound. As its ability to snap back diminishes, so does the thickness of the dermis.

Then come the wrinkles and bruising. Why? Without the skin’s elasticity, the blood vessels don’t have enough scaffolding and support to bounce back after injury. Cue the appearance of aged skin. In addition, any long-term use of steroid ointments also causes the skin to bruise easily and become fragile and transparent.

But what if you’ve got great skin? What if you don’t get freckles or moles when you tan? UV light is still thinning your skin. Each time you’re in the sun without sunscreen, even if it’s just commuting to work with your hands on the wheel, that UV light is silently destroying your skin.

No matter where you are in the process, never underestimate the value of preventing further damage. So go ahead and slather on that sunscreen daily to preserve your skin from now on.

How to Thicken Thin Skin.

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How

How to Thicken Thin Skin. Too late for prevention; however, there are options. Although the process of reversing the changes can be frustrating and expensive, several interventions can help your skin.

First, visit your dermatologist for a consultation on the areas where you see thin skin. In this case, some treatments may be available to address the areas affected. And creams can help with some trouble spots. In particular, the facial area. Where Retin-A cream has been shown to prevent and reverse sun damage. But, other areas may require laser treatment to see results. Fractional Resurfacing Lasers work to stimulate new dermal and collagen growth and improvement.

If you’re battling thin skin, you need someone to be honest about what will work. There are plenty of products that claim to rejuvenate thin skin, but few over-the-counter products and supplements for thin skin get results. After seeing your skin condition, your dermatologist can help you find something that will make a difference.

Natural treatments for thin skin

  • Drink plenty of water; this is a must! 
  • Minimize further skin damage by protecting the skin from the sun.  Wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants, broad-brimmed hats and sunscreen. 
  • COQ10 body lotion is reported to work well for the bruising associated with thin skin. 
  • Moisturizing serums are absorbed easier by the skin than lotions. Hence, serums also work faster on thin skin, which is poorly hydrated.  Look for those containing zinc, Vitamin C and collagen.

Your best option. A moisturizer that contains ingredients such as vitamins C, A, E and beta-carotene. So then, to encourage the cells to multiply, these could be used on the skin especially, if they contain Retin-A.

Use vitamin E oil topically.

With a capsule containing vitamin E, squeeze its contents into your hands before applying it to the skin. So then, applied topically, vitamin E helps to thicken the skin.

How to Thicken Thin Skin, Home Cure.

Age-related thin skin that bruises and tears easily is a problem. And can crop up due to genetics, ageing, exposure to the sun or even as a side effect of certain medications and conditions. So then, most of the time, the problem is more annoying than health-threatening. Also, with frequent cuts, tears and bruises. Here are a few things you can do at home to minimize thin skin damage and help thin skin regenerate.

Eliminate Medical Conditions

Before trying the home cure salve, be aware that certain medications and medical conditions can weaken your skin. And cause bleeding and damage to skin blood vessels. In addition, medications that can cause problems include corticosteroid creams, some breathing medications like Prednisone, arthritis medications like Kenalog, and blood thinners like Plavix and Pletal. Furthermore, medical conditions such as Ehlers-Danios syndrome, amyloidosis and Cushing syndrome can also weaken the skin. Consult your doctor for any questions.

Improve Skin Condition

To strengthen weak skin, supplement your diet with fish oil, as well as flax or borage seed oil. These natural oils have been shown to help keep skin hydrated and strengthen collagen. Vitamins known to help improve skin tone include Vitamin C (an antioxidant) and Vitamin E (an anti-inflammatory).

Home Remedy Camellia Oil Salve

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Home Remedy

You can make a 100 per cent organic moisturizer and revitalizer by mixing pure Camellia seed oil with a few other oils to create a salve. Camellia seed oil is derived by pressing the seeds of camellia flowers. Mix 1 teaspoon Camellia seed oil, 1 teaspoon Evening Primrose Oil, one quarter teaspoon Vitamin E oil and 3 drops lavender essential oil in a small bottle. Blend by shaking before use. Massage a few drops onto thin skin daily to help build it up and thicken. Keep refrigerated once blended.

In Conclusion

Age-related thin skin. Can be difficult to live with, but there are some things that can help. So then laser treatment is expensive, but creams and homemade salve can make a difference. But at any stage protection from UV light must be in place to prevent further damage.

Important Note *.

Remember that everyone is different, and it is ultimately YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to find what your body responds to… So please do your own due diligence before trying anything new, including getting Medical Advice to ensure your safety and peace of mind.

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2 replies on “How to Thicken Thin Skin”

Hi Raymond, Thank you for commenting, I like many of us suffer from thin skin, I personally take a high dose of vitamin C daily, which does not cure but does seem to help me, however, a doctor or dermatologist, is the best place to get an honest opinion, of thin skin, There is research going on about finding cures and has had some success, and I think in the next couple of years there will be a science-based product that will be able to improve or even cure thin skin. I appreciate your comments and thank you. Ian

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