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Looking after your skin

As the body's largest organ, your skin acts as a mirror to your overall health condition. In other words, it reflects how well you take care of yourself.

It's also an organ that requires constant care. More than just an organ, our skin also keeps our internal organs protected and contributes to the way we look and feel about ourselves.


It's also the first body part to really show aging, depending on lifestyle and protection from the sun. The skin is made up of several layers, each contributing to its overall health:

1.The top layer is called the epidermis. This layer contains pigments that give skin colour. Epidermal cells continually regenerate throughout our lifetime, usually every 28 days.

2. Under the epidermis is the dermis, which contains blood vessels, nerves, sweat and oil glands. The dermis contains elastin and collagen, which contribute strength and elasticity to the skin.

3. The final layer, known as the hypodermis, is made up of fatty tissue, which gives the skin structure.


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