Skin

When it comes to looking young, taking care of your skin is of vital importance for women and men . A healthy glow makes you appear radiant and youthful while a dull, or flaky complexion can add years to your face.

With a total surface of about 1,8 m2 and a total weight of about 11 kg, our skin is the largest human organ that constantly regenerates itself. The outer layer, called the epidermis, is as thin as a pencil line. It consists of a protective layer of skin cells that continually shed and give way to new cells.
Below the epidermis are the dermis and hypodermis, two layers that produce the oil, collagen, and elastin that give your skin support, elasticity, and shine. elasticity, and shine.

Our skin not just only determines our appearance and shape, it also serves other important functions:-

Protection
Our skin is a shield that protects us from i) external factors e.g. pressure, ii) temperature extremes e.g. hot and cold, iii) environmental threats e.g. chemicals, the sun's UV-radiation and bacteria. In addition again for our protection it detects pain.
Body Temperature
The skin regulates our body temperature. The production of sweat, which evaporates on the skin's surface, will cool us down.
 

Touch
The sense of touch is one of our body's most important senses, through it we make sense of and interact with the world. The 'touch' experience is made possible by various cells and nerve endings in the skin, which send impulses to our central nervous system.
Click on the links below to view information that will help you understand and care for your skin:-

Skin Types
Caring for your Face
Caring for your Body    
Factors Affecting your Skin
Skin Care Tips   
Eat yourself Beautiful
Afro Caribbean Skin Care