The importance of skin care and healthy skin

Your skin is one of the most visible but least appreciated organs in your body. Your skin provides a highly effective shield against the elements and is surprisingly complex and active. For example, did you know that one square inch of your skin contains more than 16 feet of blood vessels, 12 feet of nerve fibers, almost 700 sweat glands and more than 1,000 nerve endings? You may be surprised to learn that your skin contains from 1/2 to 2/3 of all the blood in your body! Half of the cells of your immune system are located in your skin. In addition to protecting your body from the  elements, your skin is also your body’s primary temperature regulator.

Your skin does a very good job of protecting itself. However, as we age, the effect of accumulated sun exposure, harsh soaps, air pollution, and stress can make your skin begin to lose not only its effectiveness, but also its youthful appearance. There are many potent wrinkle reducing and skin smoothing products on the market. The best products use either peptides, retinol, or glycolic acid to stimulate the production of more collagen, which supports healthy skin and gives it firmness.

Just as important as taking steps to reverse skin damage is to prevent new stresses on your skin. We recommend using all-natural and organic bath and body products that contain no sulfates.