Some people are more sensitive than others
An accident can happen in a jiffy. And indeed, before you realize it, you might not notice that small corner of your table, and give it a painful high five with your hip. The result? A bruise. After a collision like that, a bruise makes sense. But some people bruise very quickly. How exactly does that work?
There are a number of reasons why some people bruise more easily than others. We list some of them here for you.
1. You are a woman
It is incredibly unfair, but unfortunately it is the harsh truth. Women bruise more easily than men. Now, you’re probably thinking, why? Men have a thicker skin than women. Men also have more collagen, which protects blood vessels against trauma.
2. You are getting older
Your age also plays a role in how sensitive you are to bruising. “As you get older, your skin becomes thinner. This makes blood vessels in the skin also more vulnerable,” explains Dr. Fisher to Country Living. Your blood vessels also lose elasticity as you age, causing them to rupture more easily and cause bruising.
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