While everyone bruises once in a while, if you bruise easily an underlying issue could be to blame. Everything from pale skin to straining during exercise to nutrient deficiencies may play a role.
- Your skin bruises more easily as you get older; straining during exercise, certain medications and underlying medical conditions may also make you bruise easily
- A deficiency in bioflavonoids and vitamin C may contribute to easy bruising
- If you bruise easily, eat more vegetables and fruits and consider a rutin bioflavonoid supplement
- Your diet is your No. 1 tool for healthy skin; omega-3 fats, astaxanthin and polyphenol-rich foods are essential for your skin
Any type of traumatic injury, such as a fall, can cause capillaries, or small blood vessels, near your skin’s surface to break and leak red blood cells. This causes the reddish-purple or “black and blue” appearance of bruises on your skin. Technically known as contusions, bruises may result from virtually any injury to blood vessels in your skin.
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