You may have heard about the adage that the face is the mirror of our mind. This adage is as truer as the fact that your skin is the reflection of the overall health of our body. Doctors believe that the problems that you face on the skin of your body could be as much a reflection of the problems that your body. Incidentally, it is also the biggest organ of our body accounting for almost 18 percent of the body.
It acts as the body’s thermostat:
This organ is the body’s natural thermostat. It keeps the body and the internal organs warm in extremely cold climate and it maintains coolness in very hot climate. The reason why we sweat in very hot places is indeed the body’s mechanism to cool it.
It is the body’s first defense line:
The skin gauges the dangers that may be coming the way of the body. It is the body’s first defense mechanism. The nerve endings in the skin can forewarn the body about any pain and pressure that the body may experience.
The shades and the hues:
The skin colour around the world varies diversely. The colour depends majorly on the production of melanin by the cells of our body. The fact is that even though everyone has the same number of cells that produces melanin in our body not everyone can produce as much as the others. The difference in the quantity of the melanin produced is the reason why different people around the world have different shades of skin.
This beautiful organ can regenerate itself. It is continuously removing the layer of dead skin and growing its fresh layer and this is a continuous process. The dead cells often flake off the body but dermatologists believe that not everything can flake off on its own and therefore gentle exfoliation using a pumice stone or a scrub is mandated every few days so that the new layer can be on the forefront.