Skin – the outermost layer of the body – and one of the few organs that can be seen with the naked eye every day. It is often astonishing, especially when we become aware that it is a living organ. And the biggest one – its surface takes up 2 m2, and its weight reaches even 4 kg!
The skin is an organ with a complex structure and many functions. It is worth finding out more about it and consciously taking care of it so that it is healthy and beautiful.
Not everything can be seen with the naked eye – the structure of the skin is far more complicated. We can distinguish three characteristic layers: the epidermis, dermis and subcutaneous tissue.
Typically we see the skin as something external, which sometimes causes us to worry in the form of overdrying, irritation or unaesthetic rashes. In these moments a practical manifestation of the skin changes and reactions are taking place. The skin is a multitasking organ. It has many functions – both passive, directly resulting from its structure, and active – it can be combative and effective. Always in good faith and for the sake of the interior, which it protects.
It might sound somewhat ironical, but change is a constant element in our life. We change with age and experience. The skin also changes. Even if so far it was in good shape and never required special treatment, its needs may change at any time. Do you have a lot of stress? Do you live in the city? Are you sick or have hormonal problems? Each of these factors can interfere with the proper functioning of the skin. Appropriate support can restore its balance, but the lack of conscious care can unleash its unpredictable nature, which manifests itself e.g. in excessive reactions – sensitive skin starts to have “moods”.
The skin is an extremely complex organ and performs a wide range of functions. This is why a number of scientific fields derived from dermatology, a medical science, focus on the skin.
We can find a wide variety of skin care ingredients in cosmetics, each of which has a different mechanism of action and properties. What do they affect? What can you do not to get lost in the maze of often complicated terms? We advise how to match skin care to the needs of your skin.