All About Skin

all about skinGood skin care routine and choices of healthy lifestyles can delay the natural aging process and can even prevent many skin problems. Our skin is made up of three layers, each with its unique importance. Skin being one of its largest organs of the body, it requires specialized care. People are expected to spend a huge amount of money every year on cosmetic and skin care products. 70 out of 100 people are regular customers for skin specialist in Delhi, you can find the most experienced and renounced dermatologist in the city, such as Noida and  Gurgaon.

I guess nobody knows that our skin consists of three main layers. To know more about it, let us start reading about it layer-wise as follows.

anatomy of skin

    • The first layer of our skin is Epidermis: The layer on the outer side of the skin is called as epidermis which is visible to your naked eyes. For instance, look at your hands down for a minute, you can’t see what is happening on the outer layer of your skin, but at the bottom, the epidermis is forming new skin cells which are not visible. When these cells are ready, they start moving on the top of the epidermis, within 2 weeks of time. When new cells continue to go up, the older cells on the top die. What you see are just the dead skin cells.
    • The second layer goes with Dermis: Dermis is under Epidermis. You are unable to look at dermis because it is hidden under the epidermis. Moreover, the dermis contains nerve endings, blood vessels, oil glands, and sweat glands along with collagen and elastin, which are tough and stretchy. The nerve that ends in the dermis gives you the sensation power. They have a cross connection with the brain and the nervous system. During the process, the brain immediately gets the signal about what are you touching.

    For example: – If you are touching anything hot, the nerve endings respond in a very active manner, and the next reaction comes out of your mouth are “ouch! It is hot”. The reaction is very instant.

    • The Third Layer is Subcutaneous Fat: The last and the third layer of the skin are called as the subcutaneous layer. This layer of skin is made up of fat and it helps to keep your body to stay warm. The subcutaneous layer helps to hold your body to stay warmer. This layer also helps your skin to hold the tissues underneath it.

layers of skin

Your skin helps you to feel hot or cold. Your blood vessels, hairs, and sweat glands incorporate to keep your body at the right temperature. If you run towards heat, you might get overheated, if you play outside in cold, you might drop your inner temperature, and in that case, your skin might help you. Your body is pretty much smarter to keep your temperature right and your cells healthy.

Keep your skin Clean!

Unlike many other organs, your skin also requires good washing and cleaning. At the time of washing your skin, you should always use mild soap and water, not forgetting to cover the scrapes and cuts with the help of bandage. This helps to keep your dirt out and free of infections. It is just a kind way to take care of your skin.