The Largest Organ on the body! The Skin!
"Healthy skin is a reflection of overall wellness."
Our skin is the largest organ on the body. One of the major organs we tend to forget to take care of the most. There are so many outside sources that can harm the skin, such as the different fabrics and dye of clothes, perfumes, lotions, and many other things.
The skin protects our delicate inner organs, by a tough, thick layer of keratin which responds to pressure by getting even thicker. So, someone who works with their hands a lot get calluses, which the skin forms because of the pressure put on them while working.
Protection from outside pathogens is provided in the forms of melanin and the oily substance sebum. When we our out in the sun, our skin makes a pigment called melanin which protects us from the uv rays. The more melanin your skin makes, the darker it becomes. Our skin also becomes waterproof by the oily substance sebum, which is created by small sebaceous glands. When our skin becomes dry or cracked from outside sources, our skin creates more sebum to keep the skin oily, healthy and protected.
Let's start taking care of our skin by keeping it hydrated, toxic-free, and clean!