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Why is the skin on my arms so thin?

By Anonymous May 16, 2012 - 9:47am
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54 years old; the skin on my arms is very thin, and bruises and tears easily. Also takes longer to heal than anywhere else. It looks terrible!

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Hi Anon

Thanks for your post!

Our skin does thin and become less supple and firm as we grow older.

Reasons for this include sun exposure and less collagen in our bodies.Genetics can also be a factor, as well as overall health.

Using a good moisturizer and always wearing sunblock is a good idea. A very well-balanced diet can help your immune system in terms of repairing cuts and bruises.

Talking to a dermatologist can help too.



May 16, 2012 - 10:52am
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