Category - Skin Health
Skin Health: An individual’s skin can reveal stories about their life. From the glow of pregnancy to the spots from sun damage, people hear about how to protect their skin from the sun’s rays however there are many simple health moves that can keep one’s skin in great shape. Skin provides a physical and chemical barrier between the outside environment and the inside tissues. With these barrier functions there to protect underlying tissues from pathogens, chemicals, and environmental exposures, the skin is structurally comprised of two main layers the epidermis and the dermis. The epidermis or upper layer, is responsible for the barrier functions of the skin, while the dermis is the structural and nutritive support underneath the epidermis. Each layer has its own unique structure and function along with its own requirements. There are various challenges for healthy skin include:
Photodamage or exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light. Sunburn is the most common form.
Nutritional status plays an important role in the maintenance of healthy skin as well. Skin nutrition may be enhanced directly through topical applications of micronutrients that can complement dietary consumption, leading to a stronger, healthier protective barrier of the body.
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