Your skin is the largest organ of your body, with a total area of about 20 square feet. The skin protects us from microbes and the elements like environmental toxins and pollution, helps regulate body temperature, and permits the sensations of touch, heat, and cold.
Skin has three layers:
•The epidermis, the outermost layer of skin, provides a waterproof barrier and creates our skin texture and color tone. The skin’s color is created by special cells called melanocytes, which produce the pigment melanin and live on the deepest layers of the epidermis.
•The dermis, beneath the epidermis, contains tough connective tissue, hair follicles, and sweat glands. It is where the collagen-producing calls live that slow down as we age, causing wrinkles and sagging. The dermis gives cushion and support to the skin.
•The deeper subcutaneous tissue (hypodermis) is made of fat and connective tissue that holds the skin in place against underlying tissues. .
Healthy skin requires glucose, essential fatty acids, amino acids, vitamin C and other antioxidants, and certain minerals. .
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