Are you one of the millions of people that is affected by acne each year? Did you know acne is the most common skin condition in the U.S., followed by other skin conditions such as cold-sores, hives, eczema, psoriasis, melanoma and rosacea.

Skin, the human body’s largest organ.

Did you know skin is the largest organ in the body and acts as a barrier against infection, along with many other functions?

Our skin consists of three layers of tissue: the epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis. 

Epidermis

The epidermis is the top, visible layer of skin and it’s constantly being renewed as dead skin cells are shed on a daily basis. 

Dermis

The dermis is the middle layer of skin, found underneath the epidermis. It is the thickest layer of skin and contains nerves and blood vessels. It is also home to the sweat glands, oil glands, and hair follicles. The dermis gives skin its flexibility and strength, according to the Johns Hopkins Medicine Health Library. It is made up mostly of a protein called collagen that makes skin stretchy and strong.

According to the National Library of Medicine, the roles of the dermis include:

  • Sensing pain and touch.
  • Producing sweat and oils. 
  • Growing hair. 
  • Bringing blood. 
  • Fighting infection. Lymphatic vessels, which drain fluid from the tissues and are an important part of the immune system, are housed in the dermis.  They help ward off infections and other harmful substances.

Hypodermis

The hypodermis — also called subcutaneous fat — is the deepest layer of skin. This layer is made up mostly of fatty tissue, which helps to insulate the body from heat and cold. The hypodermis also serves as an energy storage area for fat. This fat provides padding to cushion internal organs as well as muscle and bones and protects the body from injuries, according to the Johns Hopkins Medicine Health Library.

 

Natural Remedies

Skin

Common skin problems:

Common skin problems include rashes, acne, moles, warts, and cancer.

Taking care of our skin involves being gentle to it, avoiding injury, protecting it from the sun and making healthy lifestyle choices. When the body is properly nourished it shows on the outside.

Your skin is a direct reflection of what is going on inside of your body. Typically, your liver does a good job at filtering out the bad stuff, but what happens when it’s overloaded with fatty cells and toxins?

When the liver is congested and unable to break down toxins, your body makes every effort to purge these toxins through other ways, such as your pores. Bitter herbs, like Gentian, activate the liver’s metabolic processes and help to clear insoluble fat material through bile. Portulaca (Purslane) is an excellent source of Vitamin-A. Vitamin-A is a known powerful natural antioxidant and an essential vitamin for vision  It is also required to maintain healthy mucosa and darma.

Here are a few tips you can try to help enhance your skincare regimen. 

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