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By The Fountain Clinic
December 13, 2017
Category: Skin Care
Tags: skin  

SkinHuman skin is a remarkable organ, but one we often take for granted. It does more than hold us together and look presentable. It’s a complex system that protects our internal structures from outside damage. The skin is made up of three main layers: the epidermis (outer layer), the dermis (the middle layer) and the subcutaneous layer (the inner layer). Components of the skin include hair and nails.

The skin is more interesting than you think. Here are just a few fascinating facts:

Skin is Your Body’s Largest Organ

The skin is the largest organ in the body, weighing 12-16% of a person’s total body weight.  The average adult is covered with approximately 20 square feet of skin weighing about 6 to 9 pounds.

Skin Protects Your Body

The skin acts as a barrier between us and our environment, insulating and protecting the organs, muscles and bones from external threats - everything from dust and dirt to bacteria and viruses.

Skin Regulates Body Temperature

The skin releases as much as three gallons of sweat a day in hot weather. Your skin helps control body temperature by distributing heat through the skin and by preventing dehydration.

Skin Informs

The skin is a sensory organ, and has receptors for detecting hot and cold, touch, pressure and pain.

Other unique facts about the skin include:

  • The skin is composed of approximately 300 million skin cells.
  • Every half square inch of the human skin has approximately 100 sweat glands, 10 hairs, 15 sebaceous glands, and 3.2 feet of tiny blood vessels.
  • A large percentage of the dust in your home is actually dead skin.
  • Your skin sheds a layer of dead skin cells every day and is constantly renewing itself.
  • Goose bumps are actually small pimples that help retain a layer of warm air over our body.
  • Human skin is the thinnest on the eyelid.

Human skin varies in type, color and texture for every person, but everyone’s skin serves the same primary purpose - to protect our insides! Your skin is very important, which means you should take care of it by protecting if from the sun, moisturizing it regularly, and practicing good daily skin care. Whenever you detect an unusual skin spot or suspect a problem with your skin, contact your dermatologist for an evaluation.

 

 

Young looking skin = moist looking skin!  And, you can have it at any age. Have you found yourself wandering your way through aisles in drug stores and specialty beauty shops, or Googling online, searching for one of the best creams for wrinkles, or most effective hydrating product?  Worse yet, you are focusing on a new diet plan and fitness program that has your face looking drawn and seriously older.  Often overlooked, the most natural remedy of all, is the #1 potent crystal clear solution for skin-water!   If you diet without enough water, your skin will look wrinkly, saggy, and baggy.  The crepey- skinned look that many dieters experience is caused from dehydration.  Some people suffer a crepey- skinned look that is caused from dehydration.   No matter how much weight you have lost, if you are not drinking enough water, you’ll look older than you should because the skin will have nothing soft and springy to rest on.   Mineral water will play a significant role to fill up your cells and curb your appetite, as it unclogs your arteries and detoxifies your system.   True, water is not just “water”.  You should be drinking hard, mineral- rich water, loaded with magnesium, calcium, and other important elements.  A diet that includes mineral water will help to keep you feeling and looking young, giving your face a fresh, moist, smooth look.  You might want to try Perrier, Evian, Fiuggi, or San Pellegrino to name a few.  “Drinking water is like washing out your insides.  The water will cleanse the system, fill you up, decrease your caloric load and improve the function of all your tissues” – Kevin K Stagge.   Regardless how thin and sleek you have made your body, if you are not drinking enough water, your face will look drawn, and you will look older than you should, not younger.  Water Is the ultimate skin booster, and you can take years off your face today while dieting with this natural remedy. 

How can water help to nourish and balance your skin externally?  Here’s a great tip to ad into your skincare regimen today:  Wet your skin with water before applying moisturizer.  If you don’t, you’ve got no water to lock in; therefore, completely missing the barrier benefit of moisturizing.  Give it a minute or two to settle,   before continuing with your routine.

 Kristy’s Stay Young Workshop: Did you know in Scandinavia, cold-water therapy is a highly respected part of anti-aging programs because it promotes greater oxygen and helps increase circulation.  Here’s a facial water treatment from Sweden to try called The Sweedish Freeze:

Mix ½ mineral water, ½ toner (Fountain Clinic Toner is a good one to try), and two pinches of alum.  Fill an ice cube tray, then angle a pop sickle stick or tongue depressor into each cube.  Freeze.  Pop out and wake up your face.  Rub the cube over your entire face, and press into lines.  This will help soften the appearance of wrinkles by tightening the skin, and help to give you a firmer complexion.