Many of us worry about skin after we start seeing some signs of protest from this beautiful organ of our body. Aside from withering when we neglect it and glowing when we care for it, it executes many functions in the body. It also serves as a reflection of one’s overall health. So we know it’s critical to take care of this organ. That’s always best done inside out. Have you ever wondered where the glow from your recent facial appointment disappeared after a week? I often have 😀! Sure, facials are great, but they have a limited and temporary role in what they can do to offer radiant skin. More impactful and long-lasting is what we do outside that facial appointment. Plus, it’s not just about the face. Our skin is the outer covering of our entire body! So it is about the complete you! So before delving into care tips, let us take a look at some of the skin’s prime functions below –
Protective barrier – Our skin is our first line of defense against microbes. It protects from infection and is a physical barrier to chemicals and hazardous substances in the environment.
Enables Sensation – Nerve endings in the skin allow us to experience temperature(hot/cold), touch, pain, etc.
Regulates body temperature – One of skin’s functions is to regulate hot and cold. That happens by sweating in hot weather, and in cold weather, blood vessels beneath the skin contract to keep us warm.
Produces Vitamin D – When exposed to adequate sunlight, the skin produces Vitamin D. This is a key vitamin for strong bones and muscles. Vitamin D also plays a protective role against many infections and even some types of cancers. Low levels of this vitamin have been linked to fatigue, tiredness, and even depression. Sadly, we are a generation that is perpetually low on this one.
Endocrine organ – Remember our skin is an endocrine organ because one of its jobs is to produce and metabolize hormones.
Others – One on hand, it’s our water-resistant barrier, guarding the underlying muscles, bones, and organs. On the other hand, the skin also performs excretory functions through sweat glands. Look at the excellence of design 😀!
Down here, I’m sharing some tips that will help achieve glowing skin over the long run without the need for shortcuts. Along with being science-backed, each tip comes with a multitude of benefits. So we can kill many birds with one stone 😀!
Incorporated over a lifetime, these tips will serve as your supreme skincare routine. Take care and Skin-Vest!