Body Armour - Your skin is the ultimate defender, an external organ that forms a barrier to protect your internal organs against dangers such as bacteria, and harmful UV sunlight. Your skin also plays a key role by regulating your body temperature. Basically, your skin keeps the inside of your body inside your body, while keeping what's outside of your body outside. And that's a good thing.
It's All About Layers - The skin is made up of a thin outer layer (called the epidermis) and a thicker inner layer (called the dermis). Below the dermis is the subcutaneous tissue, which contains fat. And, trust us…it's the good kind! The subcutaneous tissue helps to conserve the body's heat while protecting other organs from injury by acting as a "shock absorber".
Buried in the skin are nerves that sense cold, heat, pain, pressure, and touch. The skin's sebaceous glands secrete sebum (say that 10 times fast!), a lubricating substance or oil that provides an effective barrier against the growth of bacteria. Deep within the skin are your sweat glands, which produce perspiration when you are too hot.
Oil and dead skin cells can block your hair follicles and promote the appearance of breakouts. Each follicle is connected to sebaceous glands, which secrete sebum. Sebum normally travels up along the hair shaft, then out through the opening of the hair follicle, then onto the surface of your skin. When your body produces an excess amount of sebum and dead skin cells, the two can accumulate in the hair follicle and solidify.
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