The skin is the largest organ within the integumentary system, the largest organ system which protects the body from damage.
Skin plays a key role in:
- Temperature regulation
- Synthesis of vitamin D
- Protection of Vitamin B folates
Keeping skin healthy is important because the skin retains moisture and protects our body from harmful pathogens. A daily skin care routine is important for keeping skin soft and healthy. Many skin problems like acne, sensitivity, sunburn, and even skin cancer can result from inadequate skin care.
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The skin has a number of functions, all important to maintain one’s overall health.
Some of the skin’s functions include:
- Heat regulation
- Storage of water and lipids
- Water resistance -keeps essential nutrients inside of the body
- Excretion – sweat regulates body temperature
- Synthesis – absorbs vitamin D through UV rays
- Evaporation – acts as a barrier to retain body’s fluid
- Absorption – small amounts of oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide can enter through the skin
It serves other purposes as well, including:
- Communication and aesthetics
Protection: The skin blocks pathogens and provides protection from internal and external environmental factors. The layer of skin protects our:
- Internal organs
Sensation: Nerve endings in your skin react to:
Communication and Aesthetics: Skin condition can tell a lot about a person. Skin reveals one’s physical health and can aid in overall beauty.
Skin requires daily cleansing and attention to remove the sweat and toxins accumulated throughout the day. A good skin care regimen includes:
- Sun protection
Skin should be cleansed daily, not just for treating adult acne. However, over-cleansing can cause skin to become dry or sensitive. Many different soaps and cleansers are available. Creamy cleansers work best for dry skin, while a clear cleanser should be used for oily skin.
Never clean your face with water that is too hot or too cold. Extreme temperatures can break capillaries in the face. While showering, aim for lukewarm water; long, hot showers cause skin to dry up.
Occasional exfoliation leaves skin youthful and glowing year round. Try facial treatments that exfoliate gently with chemicals like retinol or lactic acid.
Moisturizers are a good tool to keep skin soft. Tight skin is a sign a moisturizer is needed. Moisturizers improve the look of skin by sealing in moisture. Skin’s texture is also softened with moisturizers.
Of course, drinking water also provides the skin with moisture. Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. Staying hydrated is a healthy way to enhance the look of your skin.
Sunscreen is vital for long term skin care. Too much sun exposure can cause wrinkles, burns, or even skin cancer.
Sunscreen may be the most important part to a healthy skin care regime. Apply sunscreen 15 minutes before contact with the sun. This gives the sunscreen time to absorb into the skin. The best sunscreen to use is a broad spectrum of at least 15 SPF.
Another option for protecting your skin from the sun is choosing a moisturizer which contains SPF.
Pericone MD can provide everything needed for radiant skin from cleansers to daily supplements.
Dr. Perricone’s Cold Plasma is a topical cream that addresses a number of skin problems. This can be helpful for people with all skin types. Cold Plasma is formulated with advanced neuropeptide technology, DMAE, and DHA to help reverse the aging effects on skin.
Cold Plasma helps to address:
- Enlarged pores
- Uneven skin tone
Topicals are not the only way to treat the signs of aging. Perricone’s Skin and Total Body Supplements, for instance, improve the body’s health, inside and out.
Skin and Total Body Supplements can:
- Improve immune system and cognitive skills
- Maintain health of bones, joints, hair, nails
- Stimulate growth of hair and nails
- Diminish fine lines and wrinkles
- Give skin a youthful, glowing radiance
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