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Feb 29, 2016
Brushing skin
by: Anonymous

Ive ask every Dr about my thinning skin and what I can do to help it, I don't even want to go out in public. It's so bad.

I do get injections in my lower back and my neck for pain, I'm thinking this is what has caused this? Please help!



Yes, it is possible the corticosteroid injections (for pain and inflammation) you are getting on a regular basis can make the skin and capillaries more fragile thus contributing to your problem with thin skin and bruising.

Unfortunately, I am not aware of a surefire cure for this. From what I understand, even after the injections have stopped, there is not much reversal of skin damage.

However, you might consider taking supplement to support healthy skin...Like vitamin c and bioflavonoids.

Also consider taking orthosilicic acid like Biosil. In studies Biosil has been known to help strengthen skin and capillaries.

I'm not sure how much of a difference it will make for you, especially if you continue getting the injections.

But unless you have certain medical conditions where you cannot take supplements like vitamin C, bioflavonoids and Biosil - it certainly cannot hurt to try.

Just make sure you let your doctor know that you wish to take supplements before hand.

Click here for more information on Biosil

Effect of oral intake of choline-stabilized orthosilicic acid on skin, nails and hair in women with photodamaged skin.

Also, you can read more about the effects of coticosteroids and thinning skin here

AgingWithHealth - Cortisone

Hope this helped.

Mar 04, 2012
my hands bruise but also slices real easy skin just cuts like there is nothing there
by: Anonymous

My hands are terrible. So bad I will tell you what is a good example I put a bandaid on my cut the other day when I took the bandaid off where the sticky part is pulled a layer of skin off with it which bled and bled then I had to put another bandaid on that sore.

I now soak my hand with the bandaid on it for a long time in hot water before i take it off
HELP what can I do

Hi Shelley,

Boy, that does sound pretty severe. Please make sure to see your doctor and inform him how badly your skin tears, just to rule out anything more serious.

You didn't mention what medications you might be on and as you might have read in the forum posts below, different types of steroids may have a negative side-effect on the skin.

So check with your doctor or pharmacist to make sure other medications you might be using are not responsible for this too. Perhaps they can switch to another type that does not cause such severe side-effects…….

If you're looking for over-the-counter treatment for thin, bruising skin then consider taking supplements that are known to support healthy grape seed extract, Biosil, vitamin E.

Also, make sure you're taking/getting adequate basic vitamins such as vitamins A, B, C, and K.

Sufficient amounts are necessary for healthy skin. For example, a vitamin A deficiency may show up as dry flaky skin. A deficiency in B vitamins (B complex) may show up as scaly itchy skin.

And normal amounts of vitamin K are essential for healthy blood clotting, so those deficient in this vitamin more bruise more easily.

Of course the best way to get these nutrients are from eating a good rounded diet, but many people like to supplement with a multivitamin along with some extra grape seed extract or Biosil.

This is especially important if you're taking medications that can reduce normal amounts of certain nutrients. This is another reason to speak with your doctor if you're on any medications.

For example, certain anti-seizure medications, sulfa drugs, salicylates may lower vitamin K levels. Even simple antibiotics can reduce intestinal flora - the important bacteria needed by the body to make vitamin K.

If you do decide to take supplements, keep in mind that healing the skin from within is a slow process and will take some time. So, don't assume it's not working and give up in a few weeks. Give it a couple of months - at least.

Finally, before taking any supplements, please make sure to speak to your doctor and let him know.

Certain medications might be contraindicated with certain supplements like vitamin C, E, and K. Especially, if you're taking any blood thinning medications.

I hope this information has been helpful.

Nov 18, 2011
Treatment for Crepey Skin That Bleeds and Bruises
by: Anonymous

I also have this condition from using inhaled steroids for my asthma. While on a trip to France the doctor noticed my multitude of bruise & skin tears. He asked if the doctors we treating me for this condition.

I told him I had asked several of my doctors and none of them knew of any way to treat this condition. (Honestly I was aghast & frustrated & feeling pretty hopeless feeling at this point).

He "prescribed" Grape Seed Extract.

I figured out that it is basically the same thing as Trader Joe's Grape Seed Extract.

It works! I have had greatly improved skin tone & so much less bruising! It is like night & day. I tell all the doctors about this with whom I review my medical history. Many seem to just ignore me, but they seem to be more interested now.

The Grape Seed Extract at Trader Joe's cost $9.99 for 100 capsules which lasts about 16 days (moderately priced).

Good luck in improving your condition!

Thanks for your suggestion for treatment for crepey skin that bruises easily.

Grape Seed Extract is a great suggestion and definitely worth a try. Grape seed extract is an amazing antioxidant that is associate with healthy platelet function and is known to be an overall protector against premature aging.

It is also more powerful (in terms of antioxidants) than vitamin C and E! It also helps support good collagen production because it contains proanthocyanidins (which is naturally found in grape seed).

In addition, research shows that grape seed extract can help protect the brain against aging by preventing the formulation of senile plaques (which is known to be associated with dementia).
Therefore, grape seed extract is not only helpful for stronger skin structure and elasticity of capillaries, but is also good for the whole body.

Just make sure you choose a product that contains enough of the active ingredients from grape seed to make a difference. You should look for at least 100 mgs of Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins.

This product
Grapeseed Extract with Resveratrol & Pterostilbene, 100 mg, 60 vegetarian capsules
from one of the world's largest organizations on research and aging is a good one to try.

Their products always contain the maximum amount of "active" ingredients to give the best results.

Be sure to check the label of the products you purchase to make sure you're getting your money's worth of the active ingredient. Many companies will add a small amount of the active ingredeints and fill the rest with "filler" vitamins to keep the price down……but in the end, are you getting what you paid for?
Do the research before you buy.

Thanks for your contribution. Hope this helps others.

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