Healthy Skin Naturally: Skin Structure, it’s function

Welcome to my final discussion of  Chapter One of Naturally Healthy Skin by Stephanie Tourles.

Function
Skin is our largest organ system that protects the body from damage, comprising the skin and its appendages (hair, scales, feather, and nails).

Skin serves as a regulator for our body including waterproofing, cushioning, and protection of deeper tissues; it excretes waste, regulates temperature and is made of sensory receptors that detect pain, sensation, pressure, and temperature; and it is an integumentary system that provide vitamin D synthesis. Our skin secrets sebum (oil secreted by the sebaceous glands), which lubricates the skin and keeps it moist.

Skin has aesthetic appeal in that it reflects our health and vibrance. Skin is the first thing people notice about us and shapes our opinion of our selves.
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Now that Chapter One has been discussed it’s time to focus on learning all the new terms and dig a bit deeper into their functions and they help our skin be as vibrant as possible.

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