Not in a bucket or anything. I wouldn’t want people to [del]know[/del] think I’m that weird.
A few months ago I started getting red blotches on my left arm. This was about the time I started the low-carb diet and started losing a lot of weight. (About 53 pounds since mid-March, BTW.) Every time I bumped my arm, which happens a lot since I was cleaning out an old trailer, doing demolition, etc, I’d have fresh blotches. I went in for a check-up last month, and the NP said it’s nothing to worry about; they’re just bruises. A couple of weeks ago I tore down a couple of fences and pulled up morning glories/ivy/invasive bushes and scratched up my arm enough for it to bleed. I put a Band-Aid on it. When I took the bandage off, the adhesive part ripped off a layer of skin. :eek: So now my wound it bigger than the original scratch. Saturday I was putting the tonneau cover on the MG, and I scraped my arm against the windshield frame. I scraped off more skin. I put a bandage over it, pulling the bandage off and putting it back on so that it wouldn’t stick so well, and tore off a little more skin (just a small bit - I was being careful.)
Googling, ‘thin skin’ is caused by ‘age’. Apparently when you get older there are changes in the skin. Results said to avoid UV rays (not easy since I’m doing so much work outside), and that fatty cells in the hypodermal layer begin to degrade. I’m not that old. My parents didn’t have this problem. I’m wondering if my thin skin is a side-effect of losing over 20% of my body weight in a short time.