Many people notice their skin changing as they age, but they don’t know why their skin is bruising more frequently or what can be done about it. Below you’ll find a number of resources to help you better understand what contributes to this bruising as your skin matures.
Easy bruising: Common as you age
“If you're experiencing easy bruising, you might have questions about what's causing the problem and what you can do about it. Find out what role aging plays in bruising and when to consult a doctor...”
“Bruising on the back of the hands and arms is common. Dermatologists call it 'actinic purpura', 'solar purpura' or 'Bateman's purpura'. These flat blotches start out red, then turn purple...”
“It happens to everyone. You bang your toe on the closet door, and before too long, it turns a garish black and blue. But sometimes you spot a bruise and you can't figure out how you got it. Check out these common things that may cause those blotches and learn how to prevent them...”
“Gravity, facial movement, and sleep position are the secondary factors that contribute to changes in the skin. When the skin loses its elasticity, gravity causes drooping of the eyebrows and eyelids, looseness and fullness under the cheeks and jaw (jowls and 'double chin'), and longer ear lobes...”