Skin Facts

Skin is the body’s largest organ and essential for survival. Rarely do most people think of their skin that way. In fact, most of us don’t even think about our skin until we notice something is wrong. This organ has many important functions including providing protection from harmful environmental conditions (solar radiation, weather, etc.) and microorganisms, and preventing fluid and heat loss.

The average adult has more than twenty square feet of skin. Skin is living, and regenerates all the time. Skin is made of lots of layers of flat, stacked cells. You’ll find nerves, glands, hair follicles, and sensory receptors within these layers. Old cells are constantly in the process of being pushed upward by new cells growing beneath. As the old cells come to the top, they get wide and flat and are rubbed off by activity. Every minute the average human body loses thirty to forty thousand dead skin cells, or about forty pounds in a lifetime. Your body makes an entire new layer of skin cells approximately once a month. Your skin loses approximately one pint of liquid each day.

As you can see, it is very important that we take care of this important life-sustaining, vulnerable organ. While most skin disorders are not life threatening, they can be uncomfortable and affect one’s psychological well-being.

The basics of good skin care involves cleansing and moisturizing. Our products offer the best moisturizing protection with as close-to-nature ingredients possible. Beeswax, cocoa butter, and a wonderful combination of oils (olive, coconut, and sweet almond oils) provide moisturizing relief for many skin conditions. Here are just a few: eczema, psoriasis, dry, cracked and peeling skin, minor burns, etc.

 

 

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