La piel, nuestro vestido de gala más preciado

The skin, our most precious gala dress

If we had to qualify the skin by its capabilities, we could say that it is gifted. It is the largest organ in our body capable of performing extraordinary functions.

When you know everything it is capable of, you will not hesitate to take care of it.


The skin, which can reach two meters in surface in an adult person, offers protection to the rest of the organs of our body, in relation to the outside world.

However, this is not the only function, since it also acts as a regulator of body temperature, in addition to keeping us hydrated and healthy by preventing the loss of water from our body. Likewise, the skin is capable of eliminating harmful substances.

On the other hand, it is important to highlight the skin's ability to synthesize the vitamin D that it absorbs when we are exposed to the sun. This vitamin has a fundamental role, since it keeps bones in good condition.

But, without a doubt, the most beautiful characteristic of the skin is that it allows us to feel emotions, touch and transmit sensations, thanks to the multiple nerve endings with sensory functions that it has. When we touch the skin, the nerve endings send information to the brain and it decides how to act based on the stimulus received.

Layers of skin

The skin is made up of three layers, mainly:

  • Epidermis : it is the outer layer of our skin and is in contact with the environment. Melanin is produced in this layer and it is also the place where new cells are constantly generated. Complete cell renewal occurs approximately every four weeks.
  • Dermis : It is the middle layer of the skin in which sensory cells, collagen and hyaluronic acid, as well as other fibers, are located. This layer provides elasticity to the skin thanks to collagen. For its part, hyaluronic acid allows fluid to accumulate to feed the cells of the dermis and maintain smooth skin.
  • Hypodermis : it is the deepest layer of the skin in which we find fat cells, nutrients, sebaceous and sweat glands, as well as the muscles responsible for moving hair. In addition, this layer performs a protective function against shocks.

Now that you know how skin is structured and everything it can do for your body, pamper it the way it deserves!

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