Our skin in the largest sense organ of the body, with a total area of about 20 square feet. The skin protects us from microbes, helps us regulate body temperature and permits the sensations of touch, heat and cold. If we do not take proper care of our skin it can led to certain issues, like skin diseases which causes rashes, inflammation, itchiness or other skin changes. Some skin conditions may be genetic, while some pop up due to improper lifestyle.
Skin has 3 layers:
a) Epidermis :- Outermost layer which provides waterproof barrier and creates our skin colour.
b) Dermis :- Below the epidermis which contains tough connective tissue, hair follicles and sweat glands.
c) Deeper subcutaneous tissue :- Made of fat and connective tissue.
Functions of the skin:
i) Holds fluid and prevent dehydration.
ii) Gives sensation feeling of temperature or pain.
iii) Keep out bacteria, viruses and infection.
iv) Stabilize our body temperature.
v) With the help of sun exposure, it creates vitamin D
Skin diseases and problems
There are broad range of conditions affecting our skin, including diseases and infections caused by bacteria, virus, viral, fungal, allergic, skin cancers and parasites. These diseases are largely related to age, hormones, genetics, allergic reaction and exposure to sun or toxic chemicals. Skin problems vary greatly in symptoms and severity, they can be temporary or permanent, mild or life-threatening and painless or painful.
Common skin problems are:
1. Eczema : It causes the skin to become dry, itchy that leads to swelling, cracking or scaliness.
2. Psoriasis : Skin cells build up and form itchy and dry patches.
3. Acne : A condition where the skin pores become blocked by hair.
4. Rosacea : Causes red rash on the face and causes redness on the nose, chin, cheeks, and forehead.
5. Vitiligo : Some patches of skin that lose pigmentation.
6. Warts : Virus infects the skin and causes the skin to grow excessively.
7. Skin abscess (boil or furuncle) : A localized skin infection creates a collection of pus under the skin.
8. Rash : Any slight change in the skin’s appearance.
Causes of Skin Problems
Lifestyle factors are the major cause behind the development of a skin problems.
Other causes are:
i) Bacteria trapped in the pores or hair follicles.
ii) Conditions that affect thyroid, kidneys or immune system.
iii) Contact with allergens or another person’s infected skin.
iv) Genetics factors
v) Fungus or parasites living on the skin.
vi) Medications that treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and Diabetes.
vii) To much exposure to the sun
Symptoms of Skin Problems
Symptoms vary significantly, depending on what condition a person is suffering. In some cases, conditions like clogging, irritation or inflammation arises. Skin problems cause rashes or other changes in our skin’s appearance.
Generally, skin diseases may cause:
i) Discoloured skin patches (abnormal pigmentation).
ii) Dry and blistered skin
iii) Fluid discharge from blistered skin.
iv) Peeling and cracked skin.
v) Rashes with itchiness or pain.
vi) Red, white or pus-filled bumps.
vii) Scaly or rough skin.
Each and every part of our body is important, in the same way we must take care and pay full attention to our skin. Though factors like stress, nutritional deficiencies, hormone imbalances, and other health conditions highly impact the quality of our skin but if we provide some good quality care, good health nutrition and adopt a heathy lifestyle we can surely achieve natural glowing skin. Plus adding a small amount of dietary supplement in our schedule will help us receive the essential nutrients which our body is currently lacking. One such
Health supplements is ‘Impura Capsules’, which is designed for body detoxification and purification of the blood. The capsule holds strong detoxifying properties, which cleanses the liver, smoothens the bowel movement and releases toxic chemicals to ensure proper functioning of the body. With best quality extracts of plants like Neem, Chirata, Ashwagandha, Gotu kola and Amla the capsules help strengthen the skin cells and make it stronger enough to fight against skin problems and diseases.