Discover The Essentials of Healthy Skin
The body's largest organ, the skin accounts for nearly 18 percent of a person’s total weight. It's a protective outer layer that keeps moisture in and infections and other invasive organisms out. Your skin also helps regulate body temperature and can heal itself. Prevention of skin damage is the best maintenance for healthy skin. Age spots, leathery patches, and wrinkles are frequent signs of skin damage, generally caused by overexposure to the sun and ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Wrinkles are also caused by frowning, smiling, squinting, and other repeated facial muscle movements. Other contributors to skin aging include gravity, stress, and obesity. Your skin also becomes thinner with age, making it more susceptible to damage.