- Aging & Longevity
Skins: A Changing Hue
Skins: Changing Hues
When the heat rises or when the skin feels anything different by one or more of the senses, primarily one of the most stimulating and magnificent senses, the sense of touch. The skin goes through dramatic and dynamic processes that release perspiration (sweat) through the glands and pores of the skin, tiny droplets shimmery and cool control the thermo-regulator of temperature controls of the body and the skin. The series of changes are conductance where the electrical impulses are conductive in its responses back and forth through the neurons and through the central nervous system that send messages and impulses to the brain, either electrically or chemically. Convection happens where the energy of Oxygen and air around the body is used to cool down the body as the body heats up in the sun. When the body sweats it releases carbon dioxide and droplets from the pores that evaporate as it cools down the body.
The skin goes through a series of changes daily and constantly throughout the day, but when we age, it really speeds up the processes at about the age of forty because it is overcompensating to catch up to the processes it had in its youth.
For some reason, the body is not as resilient in the functioning primarily because of the chemicals, toxins, foods, UVR rays, and over-use, not only aging creeps up. But that which our body has been and is subjected to over a course of time is reflective on our skin and the functioning of our muscles, tissues, and organs.
Atoms or molecular structure is constantly changing or the spilting of cells occurs to replicate, duplicate, or rearrange cells on a daily basis for the skin; it is in constant convectance, conduction, and evaporation. The atoms spilt at different degree’s but are duplicated at 96ºC, if the degrees are different lets say lower for example the replication is changed in in its format and composition, so it is replicated but in a rearranged fashion, in other words, it mutates.
The skin has its very own immune system and the type of cancers that it may be subjected to is also different than other cancers in the body. For example, too much exposure to the sun may cause skin cancer because of the UVR rays our skin needs to be protected from UVR rays with a sunscreen or sunblock. If it is not protected then there is a possibility that the cancers of the skin can grow and absorb into other areas of the body, then it becomes even harder to combat. Too much exposure or over exposure can cause the skin to acquire skin cancer.
It was not too long ago that tanning became more stylish and that is when celebrities like Coco Chanel sported a tan, but prior to this many people either wanted to bleach there skin or have a light paler skin tone by using chemical peels.
The skins interaction with the sun, heat, UVR exposure, and radiation are an important force in the human dynamic and evolution. Oxygen is of crucial importance in the conversion processes and filtering of the gamma rays and harmful UVR in the atmosphere (Jablowski, N., Skin, A natural history, (2006). Splitting of molecules occur constantly for skin and this is where duplication and replication of cells will denote whether or not the skin will develop cancer, but that is if the degree’s are either below 96ºC or above it when the skin rearranges its replication.
The skins pigment or dynamic coloring is also reflective of what it is exposed to in sunlight. The darker shades of pigment or color of skin is what people experience who live in hotter climates and are subjected to because of the tanning condition of the skin. But their darker skin absorbs less UVR rays, and the skin adjusts itself to prevent cancers. Those who live in cooler climates or who have lighter or paler skin tones are more apt to easily develop skin cancers because of exposures to UVR rays and the lighter shades tend to be more delicate and they may develop cancers easily.. So quite frankly, the closer to the equator you are the darker your skin color. However, this is not the case in the USA and the reason is because of the breeding changes and the way it people have been affected by evolution, migration, and breeding. Some skin tans or absorbs UVR rays more than others for example the darker the skin tans or gets darker quicker in the sun. The paler shades of pigment tend to sunburn because the UVR rays from the sun are not absorbed readily in the skin and this is why the skin may develop cancers, if it is not protected with sunblock or sunscreen.
The skin and body relies on Vitamin D3 from the sun or Vitamin D that is converted through the skin into Vitamin D from UVR rays or gamma rays, this is the substance that is absorbed or goes through the process of the human photosynthesis.
Volume 1, Issue 25, 3-10-2013