Skin- the longest and most important organ of your system
If you ask someone what is the most important organ of the body, then the most obvious answer to that will be the brain (said by the brain). A few may say something else, and another few may say something else- but almost no one will say anything about the largest organ of the body. Yes- that’s right, its our skin.
Skin, together with our nails and hair, forms a protective covering over our entire body. On the surface, it performs many important functions like keeping harmful foreign elements away from our body, keeping all our internal organs away from harm and so on. Skin is one of the most important factors in keeping our immune system in balance, and still is one of the least cared organs in us. So what can we do to take better care of our skin? Read on to know that.
Skin-care- how important it really is
While your skin is the biggest organ of your body, it is also amongst the most important ones. The three layers of the skin, epidermis, dermis and the subcutaneous layer, each have their own role in protecting our body and its internal organs. In the midst of all that, which habits of ours do we take care to change or modify for protecting our skin? Here are some of the most common choices that we make, and how they affect our skin.
Drinking of alcohol enlarges one’s blood vessels, which is why many people’s cheeks get red or flushed after they consume alcohol. Continuous and increased alcohol consumption permanently damages these blood vessels, which ist he reason for permanent redness in some people’s soles and palms.
Exercising is not just important for staying fir or keeping your weight in check. It also helps you maintain the smoothness of your skin. On the other hand, there are a few forms of exercise, such as weight lifting, which can also damage your skin. Too much strain during weightlifting can actually cause stretch marks on your skin, which happen due to breaks in the connecting tissues.
One of the biggest risks associated with body piercings come with infections that may be caused if due hygiene measures are not followed during piercings. They may also cause problems with general bodily functions depending on the location of the piercings.
Your hygiene routine has a big role to play in the overall health of your skin. Washing your face twice a day, using clean wash clothes, bathing daily and using the right soaps are some of the small but effective things to take care of for your skin.
Water and nutrition
The kind of diet you follow, right down to the amount of water that you drink, all show up on your skin. Keeping a check on all of that is essential to ensure the best of health for your skin.
These are but just some of the things that you must keep in mind regarding your skin. Stay tuned at this space to learn more about skin and skin care!