Hi Mattie and all the rest of you super thin-skinned people: Yeah, MR, TOO. oh well. --Dermatologist said "irreversible; no Tx." OK. --Wound Care Specialist in a nursing home insisted that A&D Cream [OTC> would help, she claims that the Vit. A especially will help the skin thicken. That I can't vouch for but then again I can't afford to use it continually; maybe that makes a difference. In any case, it's a lovely moisturizer, feels so rich and delicious going on.... A change from Eucerin cream etc. Have also read that topical Vic. C can help w/ production of collegen & elastin. Haven't tried it yet but will. The vits. D&E both sound good; I take those fish oil orally but haven't tried them topically.
Just today I ordered an experiment: unscented goat milk soap for sensitive skin. Users claimed it effective for both psoriasis and eczema. No, psoriasis skin isn't either, but I'm only looking for a 1--2% amelioration in any/everything I try. If interested, just Google it for info; I found the best price on Amazon. --natchurly....
Why does no one speak of Vaseline? Is it that a horror of putting anything petroleum-based on the skin? OK. But when I was a kid [yes both the wheel & electricity had already been invented by then> moms protected babies' bums against diaper rash with it; the label says it "helps relieve chapped or cracked skin...." I use it now and then to relieve the boredom of Eucerin. As for Arnica cream on the bruises: tried it, no improvement tho I went thru an entire tube. That may be because, as one reply mentioned, the discoloration is a function of blood gasses rather than blood itself.
--I carry Wound Seal & antibacterial-pad "bandaids" at all times--but still have ruined nearly every pair of pants I have ever put on...."oh, poor Jill...."
RN mom taught me to use hydrogen peroxide to remove blood stains from fabrics; have usually had pretty good luck with it--of course, the sooner, the better.... Good luck to all: keep posting things you've tried and the improvement you did/didn't get.