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5 reasons you should take care of your skin

Skin Care By Shubhangi Upadhyaya , Onlymyhealth editorial team / Jun 17, 2015
5 reasons you should take care of your skin

From temperature control to protection against environmental hazards, your skin performs many tasks. Here are few reasons why your skin deserves more attention and care.

Quick Bites
  • Skin protects against environmental hazards.
  • Outer layer of skin repels water.
  • Prevent drying of skin to save
  • Skin has a waterproof effect.

Skin, the largest organ of our body, has a vital role to play. From acting as a defence against environmental hazards to regulating the temperature, the skin has multiple tasks to perform. All the functions performed by the skin are designed to help the body keep working properly. So let’s have a look at the 5 most important reasons why you must take care of your skin.

Skin care need

Skin is like a body guard

The primary job of your skin is to offer protection against environmental hazards, like germs and UV radiations. The acid mantle of the skin plays an important role in preventing bacteria from attacking the skin and causing infections. Clean the dirt, oil and makeup from the skin using cleansers and never forget to moisturize.

Skin is like a sponge

The outer layer of skin is designed in a way to repel water. However, it can also absorb oily substances that easily penetrate in between the cells. You must ensure that the skin products you use have ingredients that are safe for your skin to absorb. Pick from natural and organic products which have plant-based antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Skin is like a raincoat

The cells of our skin need water but, if the surface of the skin does not have a waterproof effect, all the water in the skin would evaporate and the cells would die. To prevent the drying, apply body oil after a shower when your skin is still damp and seal the moisture into the skin.

Skin care need

Skin is like manufacturing plant

Your skin synthesizes chemicals. There are chemical reactions taking place in the cells which keeps the cells regenerating, repairing damage and also converting sunlight into vitamin D. Thus, your skin care products must have active ingredients that can stimulate skin cell renewal.

Skin is like thermostat

Your skin can regulate body temperature. When the body temperature rises, the skin can cool down the entire bodies by sweating and also increasing blood flow. And when the body feels cold, the diameter of the blood vessels decreases and reduces blood flow, retaining heat in the body.

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Written by
Shubhangi Upadhyaya
Source: Onlymyhealth editorial teamJun 17, 2015

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