The importance of skin care cannot be underestimated. Did you know, for example, that the skin is the largest organ of the human body? Mostly we take our skin very much for granted and don’t spend much time thinking about the skins functions and their importance, until some problem occurs or we injure ourselves.
Our skins functions are too many to go through here in detail, however it protects our insides from the external environment, acting both as a barrier and a filter between outside and inside our bodies.
The skin helps in regulating our bodys temperature, like when we have a fever or were physically working hard, we tend to sweat, which is the bodys way to attempt to lower the temperature.
Beauty skin care is not just a facial issue; serious skin care must include all of your skin from head to toes. According to dermatologist MD Dennis Gross, the absolute worst thing we can do to our skin is unprotected sun exposure. Doctor Gross goes on to say that 90% of the skin’s wrinkles, dark spots and sagging skin are caused by unprotected sun exposure. This is why doctors highly recommend always wearing SPF 15 sun protection products all of the time. This is especially important to start these habits at an early age for those with the most sensitive skin.
The reasons for our skin changes over time, have to directly do with skin collagen breaking down. As already mentioned, there are several reasons why this happens, but there is now ways to change some of the damage done. We can do things to prolong and even make some skin reversals of damage that will take off years without the expensive doctors office treatments. There now are proven products out there with collagen repair that will improve the damage. Retinol and organic skin care antioxidants such as green tea extract and vitamin C are also affordable and proven to bring back your skins beauty without even having to use harsh or expensive products.
Internal factors such as lack of exercise and rest, stress, dehydration, poor diet and genetics may attribute to skin problems such as dryness, acne, dark circles or puffiness around the eyes, dull skin and wrinkles. The first step to healthy skin is to eliminate as many of these internal forces as possible. Try it and you might be surprised by what a difference it can make in the appearance of your skin.
With all of these outside forces trying to debilitate your skin you need to fight to keep it healthy. It is possible to have the beautiful skin that you think only celebrities can afford. You probably will need to invest in professional skincare products (I use Phytomer) but you don’t need to buy the entire line at once. The body expends this effort to replace skin every month because the skin constitutes the first line of defense against dehydration, infection, injuries and temperature extremes. Skin cells can detoxify harmful substances with many of the same enzymatic processes the liver uses. The unbroken surface also prevents infectious organisms from penetrating into systemic circulation. As gatekeeper, the skin absorbs and uses nutrients applied topically. Because it cannot completely discriminate, the skin may absorb the synthetic chemicals often present in soaps and lotions and other skin care products, which at best it has no use for and at worst can be toxic or irritating.