RN Advice: Skin Care

Posted on July 1, 2015 by


skinOur skin is the largest organ of the body. It plays a very important role in the protection of our body as well as is a great messenger of our health. Wrinkles, rashes, sores, dry patches, discolorations, and acne are just a few of the signs that reflect our degree of health.

Our skin is a barrier to harmful organism as well as reacts to external or internal poisons and toxins with rashes or open sores. While our skin is a barrier, it is also permeable absorbing oxygen, medications, creams, and ointments. Vitamin D from the sun is also synthesized by our skin.

Our internal core temperature is also regulated by our skin – keeping us warm in the winter and sweating to keep us cool during times of heat. Sweating excrete urea and other toxins. That explains the zits and rashes that break out when we detox. That is the excretion of toxins. I find it amazing how the skin has so many functions in keeping us healthy.

So how do we care for the external organ? First off, hydration is very important. Drinking lots of water keeps our skin supple, our wrinkles from showing as well as makes us look younger. Eating a healthful diet of protein and carbs allows regeneration of the skin cells. Finally, eliminating sugar, wheat or other processed foods or topical poisons keeps acne, skin eruptions or other outbreaks at bay. How are you caring your your largest organ?

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Peggi Ingram RN BSN
Genesis Coach

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