When your skin becomes thinned, you look older and spider veins will begin to emerge. Thin skin is caused by genetics and/or prolonged exposure to the sun. For those with thin skin, you may be wondering what you can do to reclaim healthier, thicker skin. Having thicker skin doesn’t just help you look younger, it even keeps you healthier. Skin & Body Refinery would like to share why the skin can thin, and what you can do to correct thin skin.
What Causes Skin to Become Thin & Tear Easily?
Thin skin most often occurs on the face and shoulders, but for those who spent a lot of time out in the sun, your whole body may have become affected by the sun’s rays. Often you can feel your skin is thinner. You will also see veins darker and more clearer on your body as well as premature wrinkling. To understand why the skin can thin it helps to know how skin works. Human skin is made of three primary layers: the top layer is the epidermis. The second layer is called the dermis, and the third or bottom layer is the hypodermis. The epidermis is the exterior part of the skin that shields your body. The dermis contain the hair follicles, sweat glands and tissue, while the hypodermis is the bottom layer and mostly contains fat and tissue. It is the dermis layer that has to do with your skin’s thickness. When you want to thicken your skin, you must reach the dermis layer. Genetics can often play a role on how thick your dermis layer is. However, the sun has a major impact on the skin as well. The sun and tanning beds can damage your skin and lead to the loss of the dermis. As the dermis layer thins your skin will lose elasticity. Bruising appears easier as well as wrinkles. Often spider veins and blood vessels will erupt. To prevent your skin from thinning, it is essential to protect your skin from the sun. Always wear sunscreen, even in tanning beds. Keep the skin covered whenever possible, especially your face.
How Can I Get Thicker Skin?
Luckily for those who may already have thinner skin due to years in the sun or genetics, you can now repair your skin dermis layer. In most cases you will need to seek the aid of a dermatologist. Schedule a consultation with a recommended dermatologist and they can determine the damage of the skin and what methods will be better suited to repair your skin. There are multiple treatments available, all with different results. The two most popular treatments for thinning skin are laser treatments or LED Therapy and Micro-needling. LED therapy and micro-needling help to stimulate new dermal and collagen grown in your skin. The dermatologist can also prescribe topicals or creams which can also help stimulate skin growth. There are many over-the-counter products. However, most provide little results. If you are battling thinning skin, seek professional help. As the skin thins, not only can it cause spider veins and early wrinkles, but it can also be the beginning of skin cancer. The weakened skin cells often caused by sun damage can begin developing abnormal cells in the skin which leads to cancer.
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