We should all really love the skin were in.
Not only is it the largest organ on the body, but it is almost the first thing we notice about someone.
Our skin impacts everything we do, how we feel about our self and how others come to view us..
It is the major component of our external appearance, it helps us communicate with the rest of the world, on both a conscious and sub conscious level.
Blushing is one example, another is our skin becoming itchy in the presence of chemicals to which we become allergic.
Skin is also capable of acting as a de-stress flag, giving us a warning all is not well inside.
We all know the tell-tale signs of someone who is feeling under the weather, simply by looking at the texture and colour of their skin, a healthy glowing skin vibrates with energy.
All of the Naked Chemist products are about really listening to your skin, and treating any concerns that arise on a daily basis, because our skin is constantly changing and needs to be treated like the dynamic organ it is.
Amazingly your skin is approximately the size of a 3 x 4 meter carpet.
It is also the first line of defense against environmental assaults such as wind and rain, variations in temperature, humidity, sunlight and attacks from pollution and all manner of noxious assailants.
We think of it as a superficial layer, an inert squishy covering that keeps all our vital bits nicely bound together.
It goes about its daily functions so well that we rarely give it any thought, yet our skin is so much more than skin deep, it is an impervious yet permeable barrier, one that is composed, of three very different and very distinct layers:
- The epidermis, the layer that is visible to the naked eye
- The dermis, the second layer known as the true skin
- The subcutaneous fat layer, the third layer of skin, our protector, insulator and energy source
Cells within these layers are constantly communicating with each other, continually synthesising chemicals to keep us looking vibrant and healthy.
At it’s very basic level it offers us protection against environmental aggressors, whilst letting our body breathe and perspire, so it can function effectively.
Our skin also has a protective barrier, a mini defense system of it’s very own that resists invading bacteria and viruses; it is an amazing organ which is constantly active and really needs to be treated as such.
For more information, the article, 20 incredible facts about skin, is an interesting read.