Have you ever wondered where that bruise on your arm came from? Or how that latest black and blue mark appeared when you don’t remember bumping yourself? Turns out, it’s not just a figment of your imagination but another consequence of getting older. Bruising seems to come easy as you age. The usual reason for a black and blue mark is that the small blood vessels near the skin surface are broken or injured. For multiple reasons, as we age, our skin gets thinner and it’s easier to break a blood vessel, especially if there’s less fat to protect the little capillaries under your skin. Medications can also play their part to thin your blood and lead to bruising. Most of the time this is a harmless nuisance, though occasionally something more serious may be going on. Best to keep an eye out, and an understanding of what’s going on, by Reading Here.