Skin covers our bodies from head to toe. This complex fabric needs TLC in order to stay beautiful. Skin can thrive under almost impossible circumstances. It’s intelligent design is a composition which resembles the fibers of stockings. Only, instead of rayon and spandex, skin consists of intertwining strands of human DNA cells woven into a strong yet pliable material providing a protective barrier from environmental irritants. You must first understand your skin, in order to satisfy its unique needs. I have put together some useful tid-bits geared at helping you understand your skin.
Skins epidermis shields us against injury; like the roof and siding of our homes-it takes the brunt of external damage -while sheltering the stuff inside. When magnified under a high powered ultra violet light called a woods lamp, we can see how skin ages, and pigmentation changes over time. Viewing our skin this way gives specialists an enhanced understanding about sun damage, blemishes, and other types of conditions. Dermatologists can then create new products which can target our skins specific needs.
Skins padding is from fat cells. Our dermis contains the bulk of these cells- compacted into interwoven threads of collagen, elastin, and reticular fibers- are responsible for providing elasticity in young skin. Glands and small veins are embedded in the depths of the dermis and keeps skin circulating oxygen, nutrients, and life giving fluids-throughout.
Skins last but not least layered sheath is subcutaneous tissue, filled with large fatty deposits, connective tissues, and the largest deepest veins and nerves. These nerves, snug safe beneath the surface of our skin, sense pressure, heat and cold and along. Hair follicles are deep-rooted in the dermis. Our skins hair follicles help to filter out invading debris from our pores.
We can take measures to ensure our skin is in tip top shape by fueling it with healthy foods such as: fresh fruits, vegetables, proteins and carbohydrates, as-well-as drinking plenty of water. Doctors recommend 8-10 glasses of water a day along with fresh air and regular exercise. Apply skin care products which cleanse, hydrate, refine, and are designed to keep your skin feeling silky to the touch, the richer the better! Protect your skin against contaminants and chemicals. Use a dermatologist tested and approved sunscreen 15+ or higher, which keeps destructive UV rays from aging us, causing skin damage.
Wear protective clothing to cover exposed skin, and a hat to protect your scalp. Limit the hours spent exposing your skin to harmful ultra violet rays. The American Academy of Dermatologytells us that the most harmful rays are between the hours of 10 am and 4pm. Remember, your skin has unique requirements. It carries out an enormous amount of essential functions 24-7! In order to have beautiful skin, you must first get to know what works, then, you will understand what it needs to keep it healthy and you happy.