Skin's Role in Health
Your skin is the largest organ of your body and serves many essential purposes, including protection, temperature regulation and sensation. Since the skin is so important to your body and your health, taking care of it is critical. Innovations Medical offers many skin-rejuvenating and aesthetic treatments to help keep your skin healthy and looking great, too!
The Role of Skin
The skin is not only the body's largest organ, but also a very complex one. The skin is made up of three layers: the epidermis, or top layer; the dermis layer; and the subcutaneous lower layer. These layers all serve a different function and role in our health.
The skin performs critical functions, including:
Protection. The skin protects the body by acting as a shield against the elements and environment, including the damaging rays of the sun, dangerous toxins and pollution. The skin also has specialized cells that help to fight against and destroy bacteria and viruses.
Secretion. Do you know your skin creates a natural moisturizer? The skin secretes sebum, a combination of natural oils that help to keep it soft.
Excretion. In addition to absorbing things, the skin also excretes things, too, through the pores. In fact, waste (sweat) and toxin removal are some of the most critical functions the skin performs.
Sensation. Without the skin's millions of nerve endings, we would be unable to experience touch and sensations.
Regulation. The skin also helps to regulate body temperature. It does this through sweating to cool the body when hot and also helps to signal the body to raise its temperature when cold.
What About Absorption?
Fun fact: Humans do not actually have pores! Instead, our skin contains thousands of tiny openings in the epidermis known as sebaceous glands. Unfortunately, these glands aren't all that useful in absorbing water, moisturizer, oxygen or vitamins critical for skin health.
Since your skin plays such a vital role for your body, taking care of it is paramount. Drinking enough water, using sunscreen and establishing a good skin care routine can help keep your skin healthy, but adding skin-rejuvenation procedures to your routine can also help.
These procedures encourage cell turnover and help not only to brighten and refresh the skin, but also help to remove pollutants from your skin. Procedures such as micro needling, PRP facials and laser skin procedures also encourage collagen production, which can help improve skin quality and make your skin stronger.
Learn more about Innovations Medical and our skin procedures by calling 214-643-8665 now.