Skin Care & Health
What Are the Causes of Thinning Skin?
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Your skin is your body’s largest and fastest growing organ. It is constantly regenerating itself in order to protect you from cold, heat and infection. As an adult your epidermis or skin is made up of over 1.5 trillion cells. You shed 30 to 40 thousand dead skin cells every hour and these cells are being replaced constantly through the division of your living skin cells. Thin skin is caused by your skin cells not dividing as quickly as they should. The natural aging process, genetics and medications are all sources of thinning skin. As we age cell division slows...