The skin is the largest organ of the body, with a total area of about 20 square feet, that protects us from microbes, helps regulate body temperature, and permits the sensations of touch, heat, and cold. Because of this caring for your skin can directly affect your overall health. Your skin acts as a protective shield and is most vulnerable to outside elements.
Besides a daily skin care routine, make it a habit to examine your own skin for abnormalities, discolorations, or any other changes on a regular basis. It’s also important to protect your skin from too much sun and sun damage, which may increase wrinkles as well as lead to skin cancer.