Skin Changes that Come With Age

Skin becomes rougher.

Skin develops lesions such as benign tumors.

Skin becomes slack. The loss of the elastic tissue (elastin and collagen) in the skin with age causes the skin to hang loosely.

Skin becomes more transparent as we age. This is caused by thinning of the epidermis (surface layer of the skin).

Skin becomes more fragile as we age. This is caused by a flattening of the area where the epidermis and dermis (layer of skin under the epidermis) come together.

Skin becomes more easily bruised. This is due to thinner blood vessel walls as we age.

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