About Human Skin Basics
Human skin is actually our body’s largest organ. It is a complex series of layers of cells and its function is to provide a natural barrier to many things. Human skin defines the edges of what it is to be a human. As with any other organ in the body, you should take care of your skin and keep it healthy. There are many basic skincare steps you can take throughout your life to keep your skin looking fresh and healthy. Read on to find out about a few of them.
Too little sun and too much sun
The melanin content in your skin will determine how much ultraviolet radiation your skin can withstand before it is affected negatively by sun exposure. A little bit of sun each day can be very healthy for you. Vitamin D is created in the body through the effects of the sun’s rays and the skin. However, if you live in a very hot climate, or if you are getting a lot of sunshine during a particular time of the year, then try to avoid being out in the sun for more than an hour at a time.
If you do need to be out in the sun, then you should make sure you are wearing adequate sunscreen as well as a hat to cover your head. Heatstroke, dehydration and skin problems can all develop easily from too much sun exposure.
Use revitalization creams
You should wash your skin only every other day as too much moisture can dry out the natural oils on the surface. Of course this doesn’t apply to basic hygiene, only to extensive washing. Use some sort of a regenerative cream, especially during the winter months when it can get very dry inside, on your skin daily. Creams that have a high Vitamin E content, or which have ingredients such as chamomile, calendula and aloe vera are ideal.
Human skin basics – cover up from the sun, wear sunscreen and wear a wide-brim hat to protect your head, ears, nose and face.
If you have questions about skin basics contact your local doctor, who will arrange for you to see a dermatologist.