Far from being a simple organ, it contains thousands of cells, glands, tiny blood vessels, and nerve endings. Each of its structures plays a very specific role, such as preserving body heat or letting you sense and feel different things in your environment. Your skin protects you against heat and cold, bacteria and viruses, UV rays, excessive dryness or humidity, pollution, chemical products, and more.
It’s easy to forget that skin is delicate and requires care and attention. In fact, infection, irritation, allergies, inflammation, and various diseases (e.g., acne, eczema, psoriasis, dryness) can affect your skin’s appearance and ability to function properly. Healthy skin is synonymous with a healthy lifestyle. In other words, your skin deserves your care and attention.
Talk about it with your health care professional!