Why the heck is my skin getting thin?
by Leslie Wright on Mar 07, 2023
You know you're getting older when your skin loses its plumpness and elasticity, and becomes thinner. But why does this happen? Well, folks, I have a theory and it’s a little far-fetched, but hear me out.
You see, when we’re young, our skin is like a balloon - stretchy and full of life. But as we age, the balloon slowly deflates, becoming flimsy and less taut. And, just like a balloon, our skin can only take so much wear and tear before it starts to sag and lose its shape.
But why does the balloon deflate in the first place? Ah, this is where things get interesting. I believe it’s all because of gravity, that sneaky thief of youth. Gravity is constantly pulling our skin downward, tugging and stretching it until, eventually, it just gives up.
And if that weren’t bad enough, gravity has a partner in crime – time. Time, that merciless thief, is constantly stealing away our youth, and with it, the elasticity and plumpness of our skin. It’s a double-whammy that we just can’t escape.
But wait, there’s more! You see, as we age, our skin also loses its natural oils and moisture, making it even more susceptible to the ravages of time and gravity. It’s like a three-headed monster, attacking us from all angles.
So, what can we do to prevent this from happening? Well, sadly, not much. We can’t turn back time, and we can’t escape gravity. But, we can take care of our skin, keeping it moisturized and protected from the sun’s harmful rays. And, if all else fails, we can always resort to a little cosmetic help, such as Botox or filler injections.
The thinning of our skin as we age is a result of a combination of gravity, time, and the loss of natural oils and moisture. But don’t despair, there are ways to slow down the process and keep your skin looking youthful and radiant. And, if all else fails, there’s always the option of a little nip and tuck to help turn back the clock. Just remember, use natural products that stimulate, hydrate and moisturize and use them everyday. Also, remember to embrace the wrinkles and sags and to never take life too seriously. After all, laughter is the best cosmetic of all.