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Your Skin Play an Important Role!

What does your skin do that’s so important? Your skin has a protective function as it holds everything in, plus has other functions as well. Our skin prevents us from getting infections and it contains cells that produce hair, sweat, oils and other substances that are important for our health and appearance.

Your skin makes up 12% of our body weight - so if you weigh 100 pounds, your skin weighs 12 pounds! If you weigh 50 pounds, your skin weighs 6 pounds!

Skin is an organ - in fact it is the largest organ that makes up our body. It regenerates (or renews) itself all through our life.

There are three layers that make up skin. The outer layer is called the epidermis. This layer varies in thickness. The soles of our feet or palms of our hands - areas that require more gripping power are the thickest...

Read more about the important job your skin performs!

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