I was sorting through a list of questions and topics for my year-end post when I realized something. Our focus, in the treatment room and out, is so often on what is wrong with our skin: what we want to change, to fix, to stop, or to improve.
I think we all (myself included), can lose sight of what an amazing thing our skin is, and what extraordinary functions it performs daily. My own personal struggle with psoriasis, has often left me with a less than healthy respect for my skin. So my end of year post is just a little reminder of how great our skin is, even when it’s not perfect.
- Your skin is the body’s largest organ. The average square inch (6.5 cm²) of skin holds 650 sweat glands, 20 blood vessels, 60,000 melanocytes, and more than 1,000 nerve endings.(That’s in ONE square inch!!).
- It’s virtually waterproof, renews itself, and helps control your body temperature.
- It’s an amazing communicator and protector.
- It’s also a very valuable outward reflection of what’s happening elsewhere in our body. It works tirelessly to repair itself, and we can help, if we’re listening.
Your skin is amazing!! Remember that.
Happy New Year! See you in 2015….