Skin and Beauty
One of the first things that a person looks at when they meet another person is the quality of their skin. This is because our skin is the most apparent aspect of our physical appearance. Healthy and beautiful skin is a good indication of an individuals overall level of general health and fitness. Last year, Americans reflected the importance of healthy skin by spending over 2.4 billion dollars on various face, hair, and body care products.
Some people may feel as if spending money on skin care products is a waste of time. Yet, they many not be aware of the fact that our skin requires a variety of different minerals and nutrients to remain as healthy as possible.
While our body produces many of these nutrients and minerals, and others can be found in the food we eat, the average American's diet often lacks an adequate supply of these nutrients. To help boost your body’s ability to maintain healthy, vibrant skin, it is sometimes necessary to apply various skin care products.
Everyone has different skin, as you have probably noticed through experience and observation. People with different types of skin will have to enact different techniques to keep their skin as healthy as possible. The information provided under this category of our web site is designed to provide general, and specific, information and tips for the average person. In addition, there are a large number of articles that specifically focus on certain types of skin, common conditions associated with the various skin types, hair and scalp conditions, and surgical and non-surgical procedures to help you customize your skin and body care routines.
Our goal is to provide a comprehensive overview of everything that it commonly associated with skin and beauty. This goes far beyond simple skin and body care. This section of our website is intended to inform you of all of the different issues pertaining to skin and beauty. The only way to adequately take care of you skin is to be informed about exactly how it works and how to properly care for it.
While a moderate portion of the information presented focus on the common sense procedures and practices, there are more detailed and scientific approaches and procedures that are designed to address the unique conditions that affect individuals on a personal level. The more information and knowledge you have about your skin, and how to maintain it, the better prepared you will be to embark on the correct path to solving your unique situation.
How Your Skin Works
Before you can adequately nourish and care for you skin you must be aware of just how your skin is designed. Skin is the largest organ in you body.
The skin is responsible for numerous important activities of the body. These activities include temperature regulation, insulation, sensation, synthesis of vitamin D, and protecting your body from a variety of different pathogens.
As previously mentioned the skin is considered an organ and is actually quite complex in its construction. Skin is composed of three separate and distinct layers: the epidermis, the dermis, and the hypodermis.
The epidermis is the most outer component of skin and this is the part that we see and typically associate with skin care. The dermis is the layer of skin directly below the epidermis and is responsible for providing needed nutrients to the epidermis along with removing waste products. The third layer of the skin is the hypodermis layer and is responsible for keeping the other two layers securely attached to the body.
Many people only consider the epidermis when referring to skin care. However, the dermis layer plays just as an important, if not more important, role in skin care. In Actuality, many blemishes and ailments of the skin have their origins in the dermis layer.
There are a number of different issues and conditions discussed under this category of the website that have to do with skin and beauty. This includes a number of ailments associated with the skin and range anywhere from acne to stretch marks. All other aspects of beauty are included as well such as hair care and product reviews.
Our intent is to provide information that represents the general consensus of knowledge currently available. There are an almost uncountable number of different skin and beauty products currently available on the market.
However, many of these products are more gimmick and hype than actual products that are truly beneficial to the skin. Our goal is to cut through all of these gimmicks in an effort to provide you with only methods and practices that have been medically proven to actually work and provide the results stated.
We also intend to provide an unbiased, complete, and comprehensive view of the various skin and beauty care techniques, approaches, and products. More specifically, this means going beyond the surface level details associated with the use of many skin and beauty products and actually addressing the root cause of many of the common skin conditions that exist today.
Many of the articles on our website are designed to provide current and valuable information across a wide range of health, fitness, and mental well-being topics; including consuming a well-balanced whole foods diet and the importance of regularly performing some form of physical activity. When caring for your skin it is important to understand that there are several different elements that go into producing and maintaining healthy skin and our intention is to discuss them all.