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5 Things to Know About Thin Skin

Collagen-Containing Lotions Aren't a Cure

Now that you know the breakdown of collagen in your dermis is a major cause of your skin thinness, you might be considering using collagen-containing lotion as a treatment. It sounds logical, right?

Actually, despite dubious marketing claims to the contrary, collagen in a lotion can't replace the collagen lost in your skin. One thing collagen-containing lotion can do is help moisturize your skin by locking in water. Since dry skin is more prone to thinning, providing it with extra moisture is never a bad idea.

Another step you might want to take is to prevent further thinning of the skin. Keep reading to find out how.