Skin Care Facts Our Amazing and Wonderous Skin (Part 2)
The Good News and Bad News About Skin
In Part 1 Human Anatomy: Skin Care Facts Our Amazing and Wonderous Skin, we read how the different layers of our skin perform so many important functions. Our skin is our largest organ and it does so much more than just cover our bones, tan when we are in the sun. From keeping us waterproof, to regulating our body temperature, our skin does more for us than we probably think about. Proper skin care is vital to helping our skin take care of us.
Now, here is the not so nice part of skin. The skin gets dirty very easily. First we have the dead skin cells and then we have our sweat and oil glands, and the pollution from the environment. This combination creates a layer of trapped dirt on our skin. If we don’t wash and shower regularly, the this mixture create a foul odor that will envelope our entire body. Also, our skin works at its best when it is clean. The dirt on our body can impedeits functioning. Dirty skin can become damaged easier, because our natural anitbacterial production decreases and makes us more prone to illnesses and infections. Regular skin cleansing helps avoid infections and inflammations and to rid the skin of some microrganisms that live on our epidermis.
As it is, the skin has some bacteria that will never come off of our skin, no matter what skin care products we use. This is because the epidermis is designed to support its own ecosystem. Within this ecosystem lives micro organisms, bacteria, and yeasts. Nature designed us this way, and a bacteriologist named Theodore Rosebury studied what lives on our skin, through extensive research. He believes there are about fifty million micro organisms that coexist on our skin. And that oily skin, especially the face could have more than 500 million micro organisms per square inch. They are so mini microscopic, they could fit inside a pea. This bacteria is called normal microbial fauna. He found fewer bacteria in some regions of the skin where sweat and tears washed away the microbes or made the environment less hospitable.
Skin Problems are Plentiful
Different Conditions Appear On Different Parts of Our Body
Skin Care is Good for Our Health
Keeping our outer skin healthy is important for many reasons, including protecting our body from infections and preventing moisture from escaping. As soon as a newborn baby enters the outside world, they are exposed to these microbes. It is believed that even hair follicles, sweat and oil glands are hosts to their own type of micro organisms.
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