CABOT P.O.L. Phospholipid CreamTreat Thin Dry Skin is a lipids replenishment complex for both females and males of all ages who recognize that as they age testosterone decreases and their skin is at risk of becoming thin. Thin skin often results in life and limb-threating conditions that can lead to death and amputations. CABOT P.O.L. Cream delivers essential phospholipids derived naturally by CABOT’s patent-pending process. Topical phospholipid therapy supplements the skin to help prevent the loss of and restore the fatty layer that safeguards our blood vessels against injury. CABOT P.O.L. Cream has been used in Europe for more than 20 years and in long-term care facilities. CABOT P.O.L. Cream has been found to be effective in the rapid resolution of bedsores (pressure ulcers) and other skin lesions and tears like ulcers resulting from diabetes.



As we age, the fatty, lipid substances, as well as the layer of fat in our skin, diminish. Collagen and elastin, which support our skin structure, weaken and out skin becomes thin, crepey and saggy. As the male hormone testosterone diminishes in both men and women, our skin begins to thin. All of this leads to the loss of the protective fatty layer that we had when we were younger, protected our blood vessels against injury.

Sun Exposure:

Collagen loss is accelerated by ultraviolet light from the sun. With sun exposure, thin, papery skin generally occurs on the arms and hands because these body parts have been subjected to extreme exposure to the sun over the years. Interestingly, most people will have thinner skin on the left arm than the right because they have driven, for years, with their left arm extended outside of the driver’s side window. Some skin is simply more fragile and more susceptible to damage from the sun. Even if your skin isn’t of the delicate nature, if you’ve spent a lot of time in the sun over the years, the deep layer of your skin, which is called the dermis, will sustain damage to collagen and to the elastin fibers, which cause skin to lose its elasticity and make the skin more delicate.

Chronic Dry Skin:

Dry skin is more susceptible to thinning than well-hydrated skin. Cabot P.O.L. Cream is an excellent moisturizer. Additionally, eat a diet that is rich in lean protein. This will strengthen your skin and help it repair itself if a tear in the skins develops.

Medications contraindicated for reduction of Skin Thinning:

According to Dr. Lawrence E. Gibson of the Mayo Clinic, certain medicines, including topical corticosteroids, either used topically or taken orally, can weaken the blood vessels in the skin and weaken skin in general. Do not use topical steroids if you can avoid it. Steroids hasten skin thinning.

Medical Conditions that Cause Skin Thinning:

There are some medical conditions that can cause the skin to thin, which include Diabetes, Ehler’s-Danlos syndrome, Frohlich syndrome, Cushing syndrome, Goltz syndrome, adrenal cancer, Cockayne Syndrome, Daentl-Townsend Syndrome, Fontaine-Farriaux-Blanckaert Syndrome, Growth Hormone Receptor Deficiency and Hutchinson Gilford Syndrome, just to name a few.


The Mayo Clinic notes that genetics can play a part in thin skin. If your parents have thin skin you may well too.