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What are skin changes that come with age?

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As we grow older, these changes naturally happen to our skin:

  • Skin becomes rougher.
  • Skin develops lesions such as benign tumors.
  • Skin becomes slack. The loss of the elastic tissue (elastin) in the skin with age causes the skin to hang loosely.
  • Skin becomes more transparent. This is caused by thinning of the epidermis (surface layer of the skin).
  • Skin becomes more fragile. This is caused by a flattening of the area where the epidermis and dermis (layer of skin under the epidermis) come together.
  • Skin bruises more easily. This is due to thinner blood vessel walls.

From: The Effects of Aging on Skin WebMD Medical Reference

Source: skincarephysicians.com web site: ''Causes of Aging Skin.''

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on January 11, 2017

Source: skincarephysicians.com web site: ''Causes of Aging Skin.''

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on January 11, 2017

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