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Transcript of Healthy Skin
The average person's skin has a surface of 2 m² and weighs about 3 kilograms, like a fully grown adult chihuahua. Your skin is the largest organ on your body.
Your skin is composed of three main layers.
Caring for your skin
Keeping your skin healthy can help you feel, look and smell good and it is also an important part of your overall physical health. Try these tips for taking care of your skin:
I chose this topic because in Puerto Rico, were I use to live, it is always sunny and in the 80's, sometimes in the 90's. And people always go to the beach, almost everyday. And many people have died because of not caring about their skin. And many people don't use sunscreen because they want to get a nice tan.
Your skin has many jobs.
It acts as a waterproof shield that defends against germs.
Keeps germs from getting into your body.
Helps maintain your body temperature.
Allows us to feel and sense pressure, temperature and pain.
Uses energy from the sunlight to make vitamin D, which help keeps bones and teeth healthy.
Shower everyday. Use soap to wash away dirt, sweat and bacteria that collected on your skin.
If you have dry or delicate skin, you may find it helpful to moisturize it with lotion. Dry or cracked skin can itch or become irritated.
Limit the amount of time you spend in the sun, especially between the hours 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. This is when the sun UV rays are strongest and most direct.
Avoid tanning bed, which can be harmful or damage to the skin in ways similar to exposure the sun.
Avoid tattoos and piercings. Permanent body decoration can put you and your skin at risk for disease and scarring.
The epidermis is the outermost or top layer of the skin. The palms of your hands and the soles of your feet are where the epidermis is the thickest on your body.
The dermis is the skin's inner layer, underneath the epidermis. The dermis contains nerve endings, blood vessels, oil and sweet glands. The dermis is the part of your skin that enables your sense of touch. This layer is also the part of your skin that help keep you cool by getting rid of waste when you sweat.
The innermost layer of your skin, the subcutaneous layer, is layer of fat cells. This layer connects your skin to muscle and bone. The subcutaneous layer is also part of the skin that holds the roots of you hair follicles.