Skin Health

Skin Health

The skin is the largest organ of the body.  It keeps our insides in and the outside out, which means we are protected from things that can damage us, such as radiation, infection & pollution.  It keeps us insulated and warm in the winter months, and cools us down in the summer, managing to be absorbent as well.  

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The skin does not consist of just what you can see on the outside. Instead there are two layers.  The innermost layer – the dermis – consists of blood vessels, nerve tissue, sweat glands and collagen, which gives skin its elasticity and strength.  The outer layer – the epidermis – is supplied with nutrients and oxygen by the dermis; it contains no blood vessels and allows light to pass through.  It is made up of dermal cells that lose their moisture as they move nearer to the surface.  This causes the cells to become flatter, harder and more concentrated in a protein called keratin.  The surface of the skin is comprised of these dead epidermal cells that flake off and are replaced. 

The health of both layers of your skin is reliant on the nutrients that it receives from the blood vessels in the dermis.  What you eat today is what you wear tomorrow! 

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