Here is what the dictionary says about “thin skin”
a tendency to get easily upset or offended by the things other people say or do He has such a thin skin that he can’t even take a little good-natured teasing.
I admit that I just can’t take criticism without being offended. But lately thin skin has come to me literally. I didn’t realize that my skin is actually getting thinner as I age. I was working on my µRV the other day, fixing some of the things from my 6,000 mile trip this spring. Within hours of getting that done a half-dozen red spots quickly appeared. Here is what the medical experts say about that:
Elderly skin bruising is a common symptom of thinning skin and fragile blood vessels just beneath the skin. A simple brush against a doorknob can result in a bruise that covers the entire hand. This kind of bruising is almost always painless. In fact, I don’t usually know that the skin damage has occurred. So now, I not only have thin skin due to criticism I have it because I am getting older
There are other causes for red spots on the elderly that are due to some serious conditions, but the most frequent one is simply that my skin is aging. Sometimes it is a lack of vitamin C or an iron deficiency. I have to check that out but…
Like everything else in life, thin skin red spots is just something I now must get used to.