So, it's time to talk skin. How does skin work? Understanding how your skin works will help you jump-start your skincare routine so you can get out there to do the things you were born to do! We know a thing or two about skin, so tag along with us and we'll make everything clear again. You're probably eager and asking yourself, "how does our skin work?" You'll have the answers shortly, just read below!
BODY ARMOUR - Your skin is the ultimate defender, an organ that forms a barrier to protect your internal organs against dangers such as bacteria, germs, and harmful sunlight. Your skin also plays a key role by regulating your body temperature. Basically, your skin keeps the inside of your body inside your body, while keeping what's outside of your body outside. And that's a good thing.
IT'S ALL ABOUT LAYERS - The skin is made up of a thin outer layer (called the epidermis) and a thicker outer layer (called the dermis). Below the dermis is the subcutaneous tissue, which contains fat. And, trust us... it's the good kind! The subcutaneous tissue helps to conserve the body's heat while protecting other organs from injury by acting as a ""shock absorber."
YOU BETTER REGULATE - Buried in the skin are nerves that sense cold, heat, pain, pressure, and touch. The skin's sebaceous glands secrete sebum (say that 10 times fast!), a lubricating substance or oil that provides an effective barrier against the growth of bacteria. Deep within the skin are your sweat glands, which produce perspiration when you are too hot.