An Overview of Skin
Your skin is the largest organ on your body, made up of several
different components, including water, protein, lipids and different
minerals and chemicals. If you're average, your skin weighs about six
pounds. It's job is crucial: to protect you from infections and germs.
Throughout your life, your skin will change constantly, for better or
worse. In fact, your skin will regenerate itself approximately every 27
days. Proper skin care is essential to maintaining the health and
vitality of this protective organ.
How Can I Keep My Skin Healthy?
It's easy to forget to drink that glass of water or to cleanse
yourself at night when you're tired. But over time, those bad habits can
take a toll on your skin. Each day, provide your skin with:
- Plenty of water.
- Thorough cleansing. You
should perform this twice daily. At night, make sure you remove all your
make-up and cleanse properly before going to bed.
- Balanced nutrition.
- Toning. After you cleanse
with your bar soap or other cleanser, make sure you use a formulated toner or
astringent to remove fine traces of oil, dirt and make-up that you may have
missed when cleansing.
- Moisturizing. This is necessary even for those who have
oily skin. There are plenty of moisturizers on the market that are