Understanding your skin, did you know that your skin is considered to be the largest organ in your body?
It is said to account for 15% of your body weight and is made up of 3 layers:
- The top layer, the epidermis which protects us against infection and the flow of water or chemicals from getting into our internal systems. This layer of skin can vary in thickness but on average it is around 0.5 millimetres thick.
- The dermis is a middle layer of tough connective tissue, hair follicles and glands. It is substantially thicker than the outer layer by about 20-30 times. This layer helps to give the skin its elasticity, strength and reliability.
- The hypodermis, which consists mostly of fat and tissue that attaches the skin to our muscles. This naturally varies in thickness depending on each person’s body composition and weight. This is where energy is stored by means of fat, therefore insulating the body and protecting it from external trauma.
The skin as a whole has many functions
- It helps to regulate our bodies temperatures.
- It helps with our production of vitamins such as vitamin D.
- It protects us from infection and trauma.
- It is key to our touch senses.
- The healing of wounds is a main function of our skin.
- It acts as a barrier to protect against water loss, bugs, chemicals and so on.
- Mental and physical health can be somewhat dictated by the health of our skin.
Our skin plays a huge role in the maintenance of our health but it can cause issues with over 3000 known skin disorders. As skin is a very demanding organ, it is no surprise that there is a big emphasis on skin health for both men and women, to take every effort to maintain the strength of our skin. Skin is believed to renew itself every 28-30 days, with new cells being generated in the deeper layers before rising to the surface. Hence the importance of a skin routine to rid the body of these dead skin cells.
While there are many phrases used to market such skin health products such as ‘healthy’ or ‘glowing’, amongst it all, it can be very hard to know what is needed to protect your skin. Many people are slow to take up a skin care routine and often don’t until an issue arises. Common issues generally include dryness, oiliness, sensitivity, wrinkles, sun damage & acne to name a few.
Skin begins to age when we are in our twenties and varies for each individual person. Some people age quickly while others look young at 70. When we say ageing skin, this means that the collagen production within your body starts to slow down and stores are depleted. Collagen is the substance that holds the body together, improving its strength and appearance. A lack of collagen will cause the skin to sag and wrinkle.
There are several ways to prevent the loss of collagen such as a healthy diet, this will help the body to naturally produce collagen. Specific nutrients to include in a healthy diet are protein, vitamin A, copper and anthocyanidins which can be found in blueberries. New therapies – such as laser therapy can stimulate the growth of collagen, elastin and melanin.
Things that can inhibit the creation of collagen include:
- Exposure to sunlight
- High sugar consumption
- Autoimmune disorders
- Natural ageing
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