Your skin is a covering that works as a protective barrier, keeping vital body fluid inside while preventing germs, bacteria, and microorganisms from easily entering the body.
Your skin has two basic layers, the outer layer is called the epidermis and the inner layer of your skin is called the dermis.
Your skin has outer hair, shaft of hair, hair follicle, hair root, a capillary network, sebaceous glands, deep fascia, subcutaneous fatty tissue, sweat glands, and muscle fibers.
The dermis layer of your skin contains sensory nerves, hair follicles, sweat glands, and oil glands.
Your skin also sends information to the brain to help regulate your body temperature and makes you feel hot or cold, and sweat from the heat or shiver from the cold.
Your skin can be easily injured from sunburn, frostbite, cuts, abrasions, scratching, and many other things to include gun shots, stabbing, or chemical burns.
Sunburns is the most common injury your skin may suffer especially if you have a job that requires you to work outside on a daily basis, or if you like to go the beach a lot and lay out all summer to try and get that perfect summer tan.
Burns are very painful to your body and causes your body’s immune system to shift into overdrive so it can fight off infection as it tries to heal itself.
Flash burns to your skin can be caused by a heat wave that is coming at you from some type of explosion.
Injuries to your skin can also be caused by tanning beds, radiation exposure, exposure to toxic chemicals, biological exposure, electrical burns, lightning injury, carbon monoxide poisoning, smoking tobacco, chewing tobacco, or using any other legal or illegal poison that you can subject your body too.
Remember your skin only has two layers that helps to keep out the bad stuff and helps to keep the good stuff inside working like it was created to work, so take care of your skin because it’s the only skin that you are in.