Are you typically lax about your skincare routine? You will experience several health benefits if you start caring for your skin as you should. Did you know that the skin is the largest organ in the body? Here are some other interesting facts that you should keep in mind when thinking about the health of your skin.
The skin is a barrier and is a part of the immune system.
The skin is a barrier between your vital, delicate insides and the environment of the big bad world. Your skin prevents germs, harmful bacteria, and viruses from infecting your major organs and tissues. It also plays a larger overall role in the immune system, keeping it functioning normally.
The sense of touch is vital.
Even though we don’t need it as much now as in the distant past, the sense of touch that the skin provides is vital to survival. The skin makes it possible to feel if something is a danger.
Sweat glands and pores are more important than you think.
Do you know why you sweat? The sweat glands cause you to perspire through the pores in your skin whenever your body temperature rises, such as during illness, athletic activity, or when in a hot environment. The purpose of the sweat is to cool the body as the air touches the wet skin. If you did not have this survival ability, you would overheat and easily succumb to heat stroke.
Vitamin D is important and can only be obtained through the skin or a supplement.
Vitamin D is produced by the skin from UV light. If you don’t get enough time outside in the sun, your body will not make enough Vitamin D, and you could become ill or develop a rash. You could also see long-term damage, because your body needs Vitamin D to absorb calcium. Arthritis, osteoporosis, and other problems would be in the future.
The better your skincare methods, the less you will see signs of aging.
If you are starting to see some fine lines appear, addressing your skincare methods could be the answer to slowing down the progression. Keeping skin hydrated, exfoliated, moisturized, clean, and healthy is vital to slowing down the process of aging. You’ll look a lot younger than your age if you address your skin’s health before the age of 30.
If you’re not sure how to improve your skin health and skincare routines, we are more than happy to help you find products and methods that will work best for you. We can also provide you with a facial, chemical peel, or other aesthetic treatment to give you some instant results while you’re waiting on your skincare regimen to start showing progress. Contact us today for your appointment.