What is the body’s largest organ? Your skin!
For men and women, the face and the rest of the body need adequate attention for good health. As our ambassadors, the face and the hands should look clean, healthy, and inviting. Babies are much more responsive to a youthful, smooth, glowing face, such as their mothers’, than to wrinkled, dull-skinned faces.
Heredity, hormones, aging, disease, and injuries can be beyond our control. Habits can help or hinder. Your skin’s health, or the lack thereof, is affected by everything you do or should not do: nutrition, hydration, hygiene and personal care, lifestyle, habits, smoking, exercise, sun exposure/damage. Aging, disease, and injuries are complex; they don’t discriminate, and they affect your skin.
The progressive loss of adequate levels of elastin and collagen in our connective tissues takes a toll on skin. Elastin (“elastic”) allows skin to resume shape after stretching or contracting. Collagen, abundant at birth, affects skin’s strength, as we’ve seen in babies and children with thick, soft skin. It degrades over time, even as soon as our thirties, causing a loss of support and of volume, which in turn leads to sagging, thinning, and wrinkled skin. This is especially true in your face, neck, and hands.
Disease and injuries
Skin cancers and wounds must be excised or repaired; the surrounding skin can be reconstructed most aesthetically by a plastic surgeon.