The problem of frequent bruising with no apparent reason usually starts to show up after age 55, but long-time sun worshippers may see changes earlier. For many people, in fact, sun damage is thought to account for nearly all of age-related changes in the skin. The problem may be compounded if you smoke, too.
Is bruising more common as you age?
Some people — especially women — are more prone to bruising than others. As you get older, your skin also becomes thinner and loses some of the protective fatty layer that helps cushion your blood vessels from injury.
Do you bruise easier with age?
As you age, your skin gets thinner and loses the protective layer of fat that acts as a cushion when you bump into something. Also, your blood vessels get more fragile. Both of these things mean you get more bruises.
Why do I bruise so easily 21 year old?
Older adults may bruise more easily than younger people. Their thinning skin often has less fat underneath to cushion the blood vessels. Deficiencies in vitamin B12, vitamin C or vitamin K. Blood disorders such as Von Willebrand disease, hemophilia, platelet function defects or other blood clotting disorders.
Does age cause bruising?
People tend to bruise more easily as they age because blood vessels become weaker and the skin thins. Easy bruising may also run in families, so people whose relatives bruise easily may notice that they do as well.