What are the causes of Thin Skin - How to manage it?

Thin skin is a type that tears, bruises, or breaks easily by developing an appearance like tissue paper, it is also known as creepy skin. It is usually noticeable in the face, arms, hands and a person having thinning skin would be able to see their veins, tendons, bones, and capillaries under the skin of their hands and arms.

The most common causes of thinning skin include aging in which the body produces less collagen. Collagen is the building block of skin that works to limit wrinkles, sagging, and moisture loss. Dermatologist your genetics also plays an important role in how much collagen you lose as you age.

UV exposure is another most important factor that destroys the dermis and produces the problem of thinning your skin. The use of tanning beds greatly increases the skin damage caused by UV exposure. Long term medication like topical and oral corticosteroids, over-the-counter aspirin, prescription blood thinners no steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), like ibuprofen (Advil) or naproxen (Aleve) also makes thinning of the skin.

Several lifestyle circumstances may produce premature aging of the skin. Some of these lifestyle factors include smoking, use of alcohol, lack of regular exercise, and a diet with limited use of fresh fruits and vegetables, but high in sugar and refined carbohydrates.

Retinoids are a type of medication derived from Vitamin A and very efficient to reduce and prevent the visible symptoms of skin damage due to UV exposure. It is very important to maintain a well-balanced diet for enhancing the health of your skin. Use vegetables, fruits, fish, oil, and meat and consult with Dermatologists before any medication to get healthy skin. Take good care of your skin by applying sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher, every day, and clean your skin regularly especially after sweating.