Age-related extremely thin, fragile skin
At age 72 I’ve been dealing with increasingly fragile, thin skin. Have had senile purpura (sp.) for several years. I’m joking that if you give me a sharp look, I bruise heavily. Even absent-mindedly rubbing an itch produces a bruise on my arms. And any scratch, be it ever so slight, produces copious blood. Not on blood thinners! But a few days ago I hit a new low: went to swim laps in an indoor pool, had a bandaid on a minor scratch on back of my left hand, and remembered that this facility does not permit bandaids in the water. So I peeled it off – a water-proof version, and it resulted in a new tear where the outer corner of the bandaid had stubbornly clung to my skin. Did not even notice until salt pool water hit the hand, and I had pink run-off on top of my hand. Any advice, remedies, age-reversal skin rejuvenation, or other input would be great. Just don’t ask me to stop everyday life, which includes yard work, some home improvement projects, and just in general being not super careful.