This is common disorder that occurs in sun exposed skin of people past the age of 50. (think back of the hands and face)  First you notice  that what seem like minor injuries produce visible bruising that  persists for days or weeks. As this progresses you notice that the skin appears thinned, and over time becomes more fragile.(it tears easily) At first it is a bit disfiguring and later on it can become a big problem. The tearing of the skin can become extensive and takes weeks to heal. 

How does it occur?
We recognize three factors that are important in the development of senile purpura:

1) Sun exposure causes the release of free radicles  (think of them as being molecular sharks) which over many years gradually destroys the collagen  (our skin leather)

2) The second factor is certainly that all skin becomes thinner over time. We all see this in the elderly.

3) The third factor is the use of cortisone. Potent topical cortisones, ie prescription creams can markedly increase both the bruisability of the skin and increase the fragility. Remember topical cortisone is a potent drug and it should only be used to clear a skin problem and then stopped.

What can Cloud Vitamin Creams do for senile purpura?

THIS IS GOOD NEWS retinyl palmitate, can significantly improve in this problem. It happens that there are little fibres that hold the two outer layers (the epidermis and the dermis) together like tiny stitches. These little fibers are made of a special type of collagen that we call type 7 collagen . Think of a Velcro strip. The sun gradually destroys these  collagen fibres (collagen type 7). Cloud Vitamin A (retinyl palmitate) both simulates the re-growth of the fibres (stimulates the regrowth of collagen type 7)  connecting the epidermis to the dermis and stimulates the growth of collagen tissues which helps to improve the thickness of the skin.

How do I use this treatment?

Apply retinyl palmitate once a to wet skin.  We say treat all sun exposed areas face neck décolleté and particularly the hands to the elbows
Be patient with your treatment. It takes months to see the improvement, but over time the changes are substantial. By 6 months you notice that the bruising heals faster; by 12 months an increased resistance to bruising and tearing is notable) 
If the treatment produces local patches of dryness or itching reduce the frequency, ie. 1 day in 2 or 3 so that it isn’t irritating.