Skin Explained: Protect your largest organ
The skin is the largest organ that we own and it has multiple functions. Can you imagine a body without skin? The skin protects our organs and our body from the outside world that can be harmful, moisture, heat, toxic substances and germs.
Often you can tell someone age from the appearance of their skin. As we age the skin colour changes, spots and lines may appear. The skin can also show signs of a medical condition, we’ve been discovering more and more lately the impact of food on our skin. We’ve always know the impact of sugar and junk food but we are now understanding the impact of gluten and dairy.
The skin consists of three layers.
- Epidermis: The outer layer of the skin is mainly made of dead skin cells that are firmly stuck together. The cells constantly renew as the new skin cells are made in the lower layer of the epidermis and approx. every four weeks they move up to the surface. The skin cells are renewed when the skin is rubbed. Read more on the importance of exfoliation here.
- The Dermis: The middle layer consists of a dense network of touch, elastic collagen fibres. This is what makes the skin strong and stretchy at the same time. The dermis is the layer that tears when the skin is stretched too far, this is visible often in pregnant women where the torn dermis presents itself as light lines, stretch marks. The dermis is the layer that contains the sensory cells and sweat glands.
- Subcutaneous layer: is the deepest layer mostly made up of fat and connective tissue. The fat act as a shock absorber to protect the bones and joints.
All layers of the skin are important and as we age, protecting your skin and caring for it can start at any age.
Let’s begin with the surface. If you have healthy skin, the most important factors include, homecare and maintenance. Using a set of products that support your skin and the most important product of all is SUNSCREEN!! If you really need to know why, read here.
The surface of the skin can also be helped by in clinic treatments, depending on your concern. The unique facial treatments we offer not only target the top layer of the skin but also the dermis! Find out more about the peels available here.
If you’re over the age of 30, you will need to delves a little deeper. This is where treatments such as PRP, also often referred to as the “Vampire Facial” is greatly beneficial. This all natural treatment assist in rebuilding lost collagen and elastin. A one of a kind treatment that was first developed to assist with joint concerns is now being used in the cosmetic field to make us all look 10 years younger! More on this treatment can be found via our “Blood Sucking” blog.
Lasers are also greatly beneficial for rebuilding. From Collagen to pigmentation signs of aging can be reversed.
We have completed a series of how to look good in your 20’s, 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. Check them out here:
To round it all off, start the year with love and confidence. Do you love yourself? If you’re not sure check out our blog on self-love, always the first step.
Want to improve your overall skin health this year? Visit for a thorough consultation:
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