Thick or Thin Skinned?
What happens to your skin as you age
(HealthDayNews) -- The aging process affects your kidneys, your mind and your eyes. But when it starts to show on your skin then it really matters, doesn't it?
Dermatologists from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, studied what happens to the skin with age. They expected to find one pattern of changes for skin that is exposed to the sun, like the face and hands, and another pattern for skin that's usually covered. But it didn't work that way.
As they reported in the British Journal of Dermatology, the skin on the forehead and buttocks grew progressively thicker with age, while the skin on the arms and legs grew thinner with time.