Monday, June 20, 2016

5 Things You Didn't Know About Your Skin

It serves countless different purposes in our bodies. It keeps you cool when it's warm outside, and warm when it is cold. It keeps germs and bacteria out and blood, organs, and other tissues in. It also allows gives you valuable information about your overall health. What are we talking about?

It shouldn't be too hard to guess that we are talking about skin. Most of us don't give too much thought to our skin on a daily basis, but that doesn't change the fact that we rely on it twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week. Don't make the mistake of taking your skin for granted - we need it to stay healthy in order for it to continue to provide its invaluable services. The team at Serenity Medical Spa is here to help you keep your skin in great shape. This week, we are dedicating our blog to helping you learn some interesting facts about your skin.

1. Your Skin Is An Organ
When we think of organs, most of us think of our internal ones (heart, stomach, liver, etc). Many people are surprised to learn that their skin is actually an organ as well - and their largest one, at that. In fact, your skin actually makes up about 15-16% of your entire body weight. The bottoms of your feet account for the thickest areas of skin, and your eyelids are the thinnest.

2. Your Skin Helps Regulate Your Body Temperature
Being able to regulate body temperature is a crucial component of survival, and your skin plays a vital role in the process. The most common example is sweat; sweating is your body's natural method of cooling itself down when your internal temperature begins to rise. While you are probably familiar with this process, you may not be aware that your skin also helps to keep you warm in colder temperatures - your pores will actually become smaller in order to better retain heat.

3. Your Skin Is Constantly Regenerating
Believe it or not, the skin you wore last month is not made up of the same cells your skin consists of today. Your skin is constantly shedding dead skin cells and generating new ones to take their place. In fact, your body creates an entire new layer of skin approximately every 28 days. While most dead skin cells will fall off naturally, some can remain on the skin. That's why it's important to exfoliate your skin on regular basis.

4. Your Skin Reveals A Lot About Your Overall Health
Your skin offers external signs of your internal health. If your skin changes suddenly or significantly, it may be a sign that you have an underlying health problem that needs to be addressed. Moles can sometimes be a sign of skin cancer, for example, and rashes or hives can often symbolize allergic reactions or disease.

5. Not All The Nerves In Your Skin Link To The Brain
Most of the nerves in your skin lead back to the brain, allowing you to evaluate and process information about your environment picked up by the nerve endings in your skin (such as different textures). However, not all of the nerves in your skin lead to the brain. Some send signals directly to certain muscles so you can react to heat, pain, etc before your brain has time to process the information.

Let Serenity Medical Spa Help Take Care Of Your Skin
In light of how many things it does for you, it only makes sense that you should spend time caring for your skin in return. Our skincare experts at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to help you keep your skin healthy and free from toxins; we offer a variety of different products and services designed to optimize your skin health. To learn more about our skincare services at the Lake of the Ozarks, visit our website:

Lake of the Ozarks Premier Medical Spa
Beauty is our Business   

111 Crossings West, Suite 3
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

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