First Step is Understanding our Skin Layers
Did you know that our skin is the most active organ in terms of discharging impurities from our body? According to Dr. Berkowsky of Natural Health Sciences – No other organ is more actively engaged in discharging impurities from the body than the skin; it is a close relative of both the lungs and kidneys. Like the lungs, it absorbs oxygen and expels carbon dioxide and water vapor; and, like the kidneys, it excretes organic and saline matter in solution. The entire surface of the skin is impregnated with millions of sweat glands which constitute a vast drainage system whereby the blood, via perspiration, purifies itself of poisonous waste it has collected from the cells.
Have you heard of the quote by Jim Rohn? Take care of your body.. It is the only place you live..? Does this make sense to you too? It makes sense to us and definitely to many who are using natural organic skin products. What we’re writing here with the help of American Academy of Dermatology and Michelle’s Pharmacy/Chemist background, will help you love & care for your skin even more. This will also help you learn & discover how our natural organic skin care products can assist you in your journey to Good Health.. Leading to a healthier Life and we might add Beautiful, Smooth, Clear, Clean, Moisturised, Young & Glowing Skin.
PS: You might have seen our written article on our other website where Michelle first published it.
When you buy and choose our precious Natural Organic Skin Care products from our Natural Organic Shop Vanuatu, you’re already taking a HUGE step towards a healthy life.. If you finish reading this article till the end you’ll know why..
Understanding our Skin Layers & its Roles
Do you know that our skin has the huge task of protecting our body? According to American Academy of Dermatology it is made to be tough and stretchy. Did you also know that it is made up of three important layers? The three layers are known as the Epidermis, which is the top layer; the Dermis, which is the next layer & there’s the subcutaneous Fats, which is the bottom layer. Each layer has its own very important role & reason for its existence.
1. What Happens in our skin’s Epidermis Layer
Epidermis is responsible for the creation of our new skin cells, giving our skin its color and most importantly, it protects our body.
- The making of New cells – this happens at the bottom of the epidermis. When new cells are created, these new cells will travel up to the very top of the epidermis layer. As the new skin cells travel, they’re also pushing the then newly formed cells upward until these become old and reach the top of our epidermis. This will eventually fall off, we commonly call it dead skin. This healthy cycle continues, but if our skin is not healthy, our skin will look dull and may end up with skin issues such as breakouts, skin itch, pimples, acne & many more. These things will happen if we do not look after our skin, are not mindful of what we eat and what we put on our skin daily. It is suffice to conclude that we’re truly responsible for our overall health, health of our skin and our insides.
What we do, what we eat and what we put on our skin will directly interfere in the development and the growth of new skin cells. The epidermis is also part of our Immune System so if we fail to take care of our skin, our health will eventually suffer.. do you agree?
- Have you heard of melanin? This is a substance known as skin pigment which is created in the epidermis, that gives color to our skin. The more melanin our skin makes, the darker our skin color is. When we go out in the sun, our epidermis layer creates more melanin. This is one of our skin’s protective mechanisms against damaging sun rays, melanin will either deflect or absorb them. Know more about melanin here.
- How does it protect our body? It contains special cells that are part of our immune system that help us stay healthy. Knowing this, can lead us to wonder “Are my daily skin products helping keep my immune system healthy?” Or is it compromising my immune system instead? What is the Immune system? Our Immune System is our body’s defense mechanism against infectious foreign body invaders. Remember, our Immune system is composed of many different cells and is affected by many different factors such as our Diet & Life Style. Thus for our immune system to be healthy and to be on its top performance, it requires balance and good maintenance, nourishment, good sleep, exercise, sweating / keep toxins away from our skin and from our insides.
2. What Happens in the Dermis Layer
Like the Epidermis, our dermis layer has its own important roles too.
- It is where sweat is produced and comes out of our pores: Little pockets called sweat glands are found in the dermis. They make sweat, which goes through little tubes and comes out of our pores. Sweating keeps us cool and helps us get rid of bad stuff that our body doesn’t need.
- Helping us feel things: There are nerve endings in the dermis that help us feel things. They send signals to our brain, so we know how something feels if it hurts (meaning we should stop touching it), is itchy or feels nice when we touch it.
- This is where the Growing of our hair is happening: The dermis is where we’ll find the root of each tiny little hair on our skin. Each root attaches to a tiny little muscle that tightens and gives us goose bumps when we are cold or are scared.
- This is where the Making of oil is produced: There is another type of gland in our skin that makes oil. The oil keeps our skin soft, smooth and waterproof. Sometimes the glands make too much oil and can result in pimples. So, if our skin is not healthy, our dermis may fail to produce this healthy natural oil or create too much.
- Bringing blood to your skin: Blood feeds your skin and takes away bad stuff through little tubes called blood vessels. If our dermis is healthy, we will notice our skin is healthy & glowing..
3. What Happens in the Subcutaneous Fat Layer
The bottom layer of skin is the subcutaneous fat layer. This layer plays an important role in our body by:
- Attaching the dermis to your muscles and bones: This layer has a special connecting tissue that attaches the dermis to your muscles and bones.
- Helping the blood vessels and nerve cells: Blood vessels and nerve cells that start in the dermis get bigger and go to the rest of your body from here.
- Controlling your body temperature: The subcutaneous fat is the layer that helps keep your body from getting too warm or too cold.
- Storing your fat: This fat pads your muscles and bones and protects them from bumps and falls.
Learning is FUN! Hope you’ve learnt something valuable today. Now you know some of what we know about how important our skin is. That’s why it’s important that we choose natural organic products for our skin – more benefits and no harm to our health. When you use non-organic the nasty chemicals damage the skin and about 60% of what we put on it is also absorbed into our bloodstream.
Knowing all the facts above should help make us love our skin and care for our skin even more. Knowing all these will surely stop us and our family from buying and using daily skin products that contain harmful chemical ingredients. Ingredients that are truly hurtful if we really think about all the roles and jobs that each of our layers do. We really wouldn’t want to use any daily skin products that can affect the proper functioning of each of our layers. But, it’s really entirely up to you!
You will find a complete list of harmful and toxic ingredients here
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