Dermatology 101


The skin is made of several layers, and has many functions.

  • Our skin is the largest organ in our body.
  • In the average 25-year-old, skin replicates every 28 days.
  • In the average 55-year-old, skin replicates every 58 days.
  • Our skin is one of our four main channels for eliminating toxins, in addition to the lungs, bowel, and kidneys.
  • Our skin's square footage on an average body is 17-21 square feet!
  • Our skin constitutes approximately 1/6 of our overall body weight!
  • Our skin is our air-conditioning system. It allows the body to regulate its     temperature.

There are several layers, components, and functions to the skin:

  • Top Layer: Cornified Layer – all cells in this layer are dead
  • Second Layer: Epidermis – the transition layer for protection and absorption
  • Dermis: contains white blood cells, lymph fluid, nerves, hair follicles, sweat glands, capillaries
  • Germinal layer – replicates skin cells and creates collagen to enter the dermal layer
  • Subcutaneous Layer – contains sebaceous glands that produce natural oils

As we age, so does our skin.  The speed and extent of our skin’s aging is affected by life-style, diet, genetics and how actively and carefully we care for our skin.  Sooner or later, we can expect the following changes to occur:

  • Pores enlarge
  • Loss of elasticity, which causes sagging
  • Wrinkles and lines form from repetitive gestures (smiling, laughing, frowning)
  • Skin texture loses its ability to stay hydrated, and becomes dry more easily
  • Top layer of the skin (epidermis) can become hard and rough

There is a reason for this. As the years go by, the body loses its ability to reproduce cells as quickly due to the aging process, hormonal changes, environmental factors, and the damage we do to our bodies throughout our lives. As our cells replicate, which is the normal way that our body rejuvenates itself, cells do not replicate with as much frequency later in life, and do not replicate as well as they did when we were younger.  Our skin stops producing as much collagen, the pores enlarge instead of staying nice and tight, and the top layer of the skin becomes hard and rough because it's not sloughing off dead cells the way it used to.

The skin dermis is made mostly of collagen, and the decrease in the proteins and an inability to create protein bonds is responsible for a good part of the decrease in skin thickness (collagen production) that occurs as we age.  This is a natural effect of aging, but that doesn't mean we can't help the cells to regenerate the same way they did in our twenties.

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