Our skin is the largest organ of our body – both in terms of weight and surface area. Through a complex system of cell layers, sensory receptors and glands, it performs a wide range of vital functions. It protects our body from bacteria and viruses and regulates our body temperature. It is responsible for the absorption of certain substances, elimination of toxins, and synthesis of Vitamin D. Further, the large number of sensory receptors in the skin allow us to feel and react to different sensations such as temperature changes, touch, pressure, vibration, etc.
Unfortunately, our skin is continuously exposed to the harmful effects of the environment, which may cause irritation, allergies, and inflammation. Allergies, irritants, pollutants, pore clogging, our genes, diseases, and immune system disorders can cause a wide range of skin problems such as acne, dermatitis, psoriasis, etc.
For our skin to be able to perform all of its vital functions, it is essential that we keep it healthy.