Introduction to Our Skin

Our skin is the largest organ system in our human body part which is made up of  multiple layers of tissue which protects our body from damage. The integumentary system of the skin function as a waterproof, cushion and protects the tissues, excrete wastes, regulate temperature and is the place where sensory receptors which help detect pain, pressure and temperature is found. The skin also helps to guard the underlying muscles, bones, ligaments and internal organs from the outside environment against pathogens and excessive water lost. Our skin also stores waters and lipids and functions as an absorption by administration of medication. Severely damaged skin will heal by forming scar tissues which are often discolored and depigmented.
Our skin consists of a few layers known as the epidermis, dermis and subdermis which we will explain further in detail about the three layers and its functions. Skin pigmentation varies from one another and skin type can range from oily to dry skin. Our skin also has its own ecosystem of micro organisms which cannot be removed by any amount of cleaning. These micro organisms keep one another in check as a part of a healthy skin. If the balance is disturbed, overgrowth or infection may appear. Therefore, it is important to keep proper skin hygiene as unclean skin will develop pathogenic organisms which after mix with sweat and dust will for a filthy layer on its surface producing a foul smell.

Cosmetics should also be used carefully on the skin as it may cause allergic reactions due to the skin sensitivity and unsuitability, In conclusion, sunlight, water and air plays an important part in keeping the skin healthy

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