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How to Maintain a Healthy Skin: a Therapeutic Review

Updated on January 10, 2016


Human skin is a delicate area of the body that requires to be maintained on a regular basis. The skin is essentially made up of three layers: epidermis, dermis and subcutaneous tissue. In fact, the human skin is the biggest anatomical organ in the body. The total skin surface of human adult ranges from 11 to 20 square feet with a body weight measurement in the range of 15% of total body weight. The skin is chemically composed of water, protein, lipids, minerals, nucleic acids, aminoglycans as well as proteoglycans. Many skin care products are available for keeping skin healthy while others work as healing products. In this article, selected skin products will be discussed.

Beneficial Aspects of Skin Products

Some of the products available for skin care focus on prevention and treatment of dry skin, preventing visible signs of aging and restoring natural balance. There are others that are produced to help in clearing blemishes, preventing breakouts, fighting skin age damage, balancing oily skin, cellular renewal, nourishment, hydration and toning loose skin. The ideal purpose of some of these skin care products is to restore skin health.

When these products are utilized, the source of nutrients for skin toning are provided to the skin. This application helps to renew and rejuvenate the skin. When some of these topical products are applied on daily basis, it ensures continuous moisture to the skin. Dry skin is considered a major problem because it can lead to continuous itching. Therefore, it is recommended to take bath possibly twice a day and to apply skin care products.

Skin Irritants to Avoid

Certain ingredients used in making skin products such as parabens, sodium lauryl sulfates, phthalates, and artificial colors should be avoided.Some of these ingredients may cause skin damages. A certain study revealed that Methyl parabens might cause skin damage involving carcinogenesis through the activation of sunlight irradiation and skin enzymes. Some of the skin care products are outlined on the table below:

Name of Products
Benefits on skin
1 (a)Antiaging hand creme
(b)Vanilla Bean Cleansing mousse Age-Defying facial cleaner
1(a,b,c)protect, restore and fight damages on skin
(c)Vanilla Bean revitalizing Toner
2. (a)Pycnogenol facial cleaner
2 (a,b,c) Help to prevent skin aging/fight wrinkle, soothe and protect sensitive skin
(b). Pycnogenol Moisturizing Gel
(c). Pycnogenol facial toner
3. Very Clear Problem skin body wash
prevents breakouts, balance and restore skin
4(a) Ester-C creme with E
4(a,b) Restore, fortify and even out the skin
(b) Alpha Lipoderm creme


Human skin is our first line of defense against the rough environment we live in. Therefore, it is necessary to care for our skin. Most of the productS help with anti-aging activity. One major issue is dry skin. Dry skin can result in chapping, cracking and potentially lead to bacterial infection. Certain skin care product help fight dry skin by helping hydrate the skin which can in turn prevent dry skin. We must continue to take measures to help maintain healthy skin.


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