Skin…Where do I begin?

Skin…Where do I begin?

As we all know or may not know, your skin is your largest organ and must be cared for. Some may ask how? You probably have other questions, such as, what products to use? What are the best products to use for your skin type?

Well for starters, let's talk about our skin and what it is made of. Our skin is our largest organ and that top layer acts as a protective barrier that protects our internal organs from exposure to an array of elements to include toxins and pathogens. Your skin has three main layers which are divided into more layers. These layers are made up of a variety of cells which have a specific function. The first layer is the epidermis which is the outermost layer of the skin. It consists of multiple layers, lipids and specialized cells. The second layer is the dermis, it lies immediately below the epidermis made up of mostly collagen and elastin with multiple glands. It houses blood vessels that deliver oxygen, water and essential nutrients to the top layer of skin (epidermis) and removes wastes or provides immune system cells when needed. The dermis also contains nerve fibers that sense touch, pressure and pain. It is has been referred to as the living layer because anything that permeates the dermis is absorbed in the blood and lymph. Lastly, is the subcutaneous layer, it is also referred to the hypodermis, adipose or subdermis. It is mostly made of adipose tissue (fat), loose connective tissue and blood vessels.

Next, we'll get into how you can care for your skin. Well, there's one answer for mostly everything! Water! Almost every living organism needs some good H20 to function properly! From drinking it to using it as a first step to cleansing your face. I won't bore you with descriptive text as I'm sure we all know the basics of washing our faces! A daily skin care regimen is recommended daily to help ensure you have healthy skin. The basic regimen of cleansing, toning, moisturizing and protecting should be done twice daily, once in the morning and once at night. In the next blog, I'll introduce and recommend products for your specific skin type. If you are unsure of that, you can book a consultation with me: Schedule Appointment with Cupty's Skincare (as.me) Questions? Comments? Leave them below!

 

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