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Protect your thin skin naturally through fish oil & vitamin C

This condition is normally associated with aging but also there are a lot of people who spend a lot of their time out in the sun and this are a reason why they have thin skin. The use of prednisone or blood thinners such as Coumadin, Plavix or aspirin is also a reason why we can have a thin skin. Cushing syndrome, amyloidosis and Ehlers – Danios syndrome are some medical conditions which can lead to thin skin. Also there are some people who can have thin skin as a result of genetics. It is very important to have proper protection of our skin when we are in our young ages. Many causes of the thin skin we cannot control. We should follow a regular skin care routine and we need to shield our skin from the side effects of the sun and pollution because in this way we can be sure that we will have a healthy skin for long time.

We know that the dry skin is having increased risk of being thinned compared with skin that is well moisturized. Also people who do not consume enough amounts of protein are having increased chances of getting thin skin. When your skin is exposed to the UV rays of the sun, then the loss of collagen is speeded up which leads to thin skin. If you are older person and you must go out on the sun, then you must wear wide – brimmed hats, long pants and long – sleeved shirts because they will protect you from the side effects of the sun. Also you should avoid prolonged sun exposure. You need to talk with your doctor before you start using some of the mentioned home remedies because some of them can cause you side effects. You should use moisturizing creams to protect and moisturize your skin.

Home remedies for thin skin

Add vitamins in your diet

You should add more vitamins in your diet such as Vitamin C, Vitamin A and Vitamin E in your daily diet. You should eat foods which are rich in these vitamins. These are skin vitamins which can help your skin to look healthier and younger [1,2].

Care for your skin

You should protect your skin from the side effects of the sun. You should use a good sun block and you should cover up when you go out in the sun. You should use shades for your eyes and a scarf. They are much recommended for this condition. People who have a very sensitive skin should opt for long sleeves so they will be sure that they will stay protected from the harsh UV rays. Also when you go out you should be sure that your skin is well hydrated. [2]

Fish oil and flax seeds

You should be sure that you consume enough amounts of flax seeds and fish oil in your diet. These foods will keep your skin hydrated and also they will strengthen the collagen. [3]

Be aware of medications that can weaken or damage your skin

You should be aware of medicines and drugs which can damage or weaken your skin. Also you should be aware of medical conditions which can damage your skin. These medical conditions in a combination with some medications or drugs can cause bleeding and impairment to the skin blood vessels. If you are on medications, then you should talk with your doctor.

Natural oil mixture

You should mix pure Camellia seed oil and lavender essential oil with some carrier oil such as wheat germ oil or almond oil. You should use this natural treatment to massage your skin on daily basis. This natural cure will protect and nourish your skin very effectively.

Foods rich in antioxidants

You should eat berries and other foods which are rich in antioxidants. Berries are ranked at many lists as the best food which has the most antioxidants. These components will help prevent cellular and skin damage from the free radicals which are produced by the exposure to UV light. These components will allow the growth and repair of the thin skin. Cranberries, strawberries and blueberries are also excellent antioxidant sources. [4,5]

Make a natural paste

You should sandalwood powder with turmeric and you should make these ingredients into a paste with alkaline water or you can add turmeric to tropical cream and apply it on the affected areas. Turmeric has anti – aging properties which are attributed to its component known as curcumin. Curcumin is antioxidant substance and it can eliminate the free radicals from your body, also it will prevent from thin skin.

Vitamin A

Also you should apply Vitamin A topical creams which have retinoids to your thin skin because this will protect you from the damage caused by the environment and also it can prevent premature aging which is one of the biggest causes for the thin skin. There was one study in which is said that people who have used retinoids (which is a synthetic form of Vitamin A) have helped them with many skin problems in which is also included the premature aging. You can take this vitamin in a form of supplements, capsules, tablets or foods. Leafy green vegetables, fish liver oils and dairy products are excellent food soruces of Vitamin A. Also you can use topical creams which have retinoids under the care of your physician. They are available all around the world. [2]

Natural cures for thin skinnatural treatments for thin skin

Vitamin C

We know that the wounds in older people need more time to heal compared than in younger adults and this time is four times more. You should add Vitamin C in your daily diet. Also you should add this vitamin to your skin care and hygiene regimen because this will help you to accelerate the growth or repair of your skin cells and it will help you to build strong and healthy skin. Vitamin C is very important for our bodies and it is the building block for the synthesis of collagen which we know that it is the basic structure which is needed for our cartilage, bone and skin. There are many fruits and vegetables which have Vitamin C as their component such as Brussels sprout, tomatoes, broccoli, cantaloupe, grapefruit, papaya, watermelon, oranges and juices fortified with Vitamin C. You can apply tropical creams with added Vitamin C on your skin after you had a shower or bath because this will help you to moisturize and hydrate your thin skin. This vitamin can boost your immune system which means that it can fight against infections more effectively. Potatoes, peppers, citrus fruits should take part of your diet because they are rich in Vitamin C. [2]


You must drink a plenty of water throughout the day because in this way you will be sure that your skin will be hydrated.

Vitamin K

The mature skin bruises more easily because this skin has lost some of the subcutaneous fat and connective tissue which is stabilizing your blood vessels, the AAD states. There are some medications such as aspirin or warfarin which increase your risk of bruising. But these medications can help you to reduce the risk of stroke and heart attacks by preventing abnormal blood clotting. When you increase your intake of Vitamin K which is a fat – soluble vitamin which allows your blood to coagulate, this may decrease the bruising but it counteracts the effect of antiplatelets and anticoagulants and this will increase your risk of stroke and heart attacks. If you take these medications, then you should not increase the intake amount of Vitamin K supplements or the amount of this vitamin which you add in your diet. The adequate intake for Vitamin K for women is 90 micrograms and 120 micrograms for men. [2]

Vitamin E

This vitamin can prevent the damage to your cell membranes which can result in healthier skin tissues. This is fat – soluble antioxidant vitamin which can protect the skin of older people from the harmful effects of the free radicals and from the sun damage which can also increase the effects of aging. Wheat – germ oil, whole wheat, seeds, nuts, avocados and vegetable oils are rich sources of Vitamin E. The recommended daily intake amount of this vitamin is 15 mg for both men and women. [2]

Zinc and dietary protein

Zinc and dietary protein are very important in the protection of the fragile skin. This protein provides you the essential materials for repairing tissues and regenerating tissues. There are some studies in which is said that the low protein intake can increase the skin fragility in older people. We all know that zinc plays a big role in the wound repair. If older people have zinc deficiency, then this can delay the wound healing in them. [6]

COQ10 body lotion

There are some patients with thin skin who have said that COQ10 body lotion can be very effective home remedy for the bruising which is associated with thin skin. [2]


[1] Pullar JM, Carr AC, Vissers MCM. The role of Vitamin C in health. Nutrients. 2017;9(8):866.

[2] Schagen SK, Zampeli VA, Makrantonaki E, Zouboulis CC. Discovering the link between nutrition and skin aging. Dermato Endocrinology. 2012;4(3):298-307.

[3] Huang TH, Wang PW, Yang SC, et al. Cosmetic and therapeutic applications of fish oil’s fatty acids on the skin. Marine Drugs. 2018;16(8):256.

[4] Sant’anna Addor FA. Antioxidants in dermatology. Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia. 2017;92(3):356-362.

[5] Pandel R, Poljsak B, Godic A, Dahmane R. Skin photoaging and the role of antioxidants in its prevention. ISRN Dermatology. 2013;2013:930164.

[6] Gupta M, Mahajan VK, Mehta KS, Chauhan PS. Zinc therapy in dermatology: A review. Dermatology Research and Practice. 2014;2014:709152.

Dr. Emil Sarsath (aka) Vijila, a licensed naturopathic doctor (BSMS) who always ensures his patients receive compassionate, and individualized care. He has extensive experience in primary care, digestive health, mental health, nervous system disorder and more.Area of Expertise – Naturopathic Medicine, Whole Foods-based Nutrition, Siddha, Panchakarma.She is always available through [email protected]



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