Picture your skin as a beautiful, satin robe that you wear night and day. It presents your external beauty and health to the world and, at the same time, protects your inner being. From experience, I have found out that your skin is the window to your body. It reveals all the beautiful stories of your life, from acne breakouts during your teenage years to the radiant glow of pregnancy and the sunspots of aging. Both your age and your health are reflecting in your skin.
The skin is the largest organ of the human body. In fact, the skin of an average-sized adult weighs about five to eight pounds. And if stretched out flat, it can cover an area of approximately 17 to 20 square feet!
So how does the skin function, and what can you do to get beautiful, radiant skin? Let’s take a look and get skin deep.
Through Thick and Thin
According to dermatology research, the skin consists of tissues structurally joined together to perform specific activities. The thickness of the skin varies. Have you ever wondered why you should be so careful when putting on and cleaning off makeup on your eyelids? That’s because the eyelids (and scrotum) have the thinnest skin on our bodies. It’s even thinner than paper! The skin on the soles of your feet and your palms are the thickest.
9 Functions of The Skin
The good thing is that our skin constantly transmits and receives information. If something is amiss, it displays signs of interior or exterior distress. If all is well, it displays radiance.
According to dermatology research articles, many factors impact the health of your skin. factors such as:
- genetics, aging, hormones, intense moods (depression and anger)
- medical conditions such as diabetes, lupus, and some medications.
- External factors such as sun exposure, water pressure, diet, stress, lack of sleep, dehydration, and insufficient exercise.
How to Gain and Maintain Healthy, Glowing, and Youthful Skin
By maintaining adequate nutrition and taking in the right vitamins, you can get clear, beautiful skin.
Furthermore, if you suffer from acne, consider the types of carbohydrate-rich foods in your diet. Australian research has shown that a low GI diet can help reduce acne symptoms and improve the quality of your skin. The knock-on effect is that your overall health will benefit and not just your skin.
According to dermatology research, vitamins have been known to possess potent antioxidant properties. They have been widely used in the skincare industry either as topically applied agents or oral supplements to prolong youthful skin appearance.
For instance, vitamin C, also named L-ascorbic acid, is an essential vitamin, meaning your body cannot produce it. Yet, it has many roles and has been linked to impressive health benefits.
Topical vitamin C serums are also beneficial to the skin. According to popular dermatology articles, it is known to be great for anti-aging, to maintain a smooth, even, and glowing skin complexation.
Furthermore, the magnesium phosphate in it has been proven to have a hydrating effect on the skin, allowing the skin to retain moisture. It helps brighten skin complexation by fading pigmentation and even out skin tone. It also smooths the skin’s surface to reduce dullness and gives the skin a youthful glow.
Finally, it helps prevent skin sagging. Collagen production is tied to skin elasticity and firmness. When your collagen levels begin to drop, your skin may start to sag.
In conclusion, the skin is a vital organ that should be taken care of. And that starts with what you put in your body!
To learn more about your skin, please take the skin health assessment, thank you.