Understanding 7 layers of your skin
Yes you heard right, we all have 7 layers of skin. This is perhaps one of the largest and most important organs that protects your body from the environment and harmful substances. So lets take a look at the three main layers of the skin.
Epidermis - This outer layer, no thicker than a sheet of paper, both shields you from the world and presents you to it.
Dermis - This thick middle layer makes up most of your skin. It contains collagen and elastin — fibers that give strength, structure and elasticity.
Subcutaneous - This layer, which is mainly fat, is the source of nerves and blood vessels as well as the roots of your hair follicles, oil glands and sweat glands. You would also be interested to know that each part of this layer contains: 450cm of blood vessels / 3.6m of nerves / 650 sweat glandes / 100 oil glandes / 1500 sensory receptors and 3 million cells which are replaced every 28-45 days.
The constant use of soaps, cleansers, cosmetics that contain harsh chemicals disrupts the natural acid mantle of your skin, this leads to irritation, itchy rashes, acne, dry scalp and a whole range of other skin related conditions.
Therefore, to properly clean and moisturise your skin and to prevent these types of skin conditions follow a simple two step program:
Cleanse: Wash your face and body daily with a non-soap cleanser that is hypo-allergenic, fragrance free and has the capability to penetrate all 7 layers to remove dead cells and excess oil. This will encourage proper repair before even beginning the next step.
Moisturise: Apply a specific face and neck cream that is gentle yet deep penetrating to keep the 7 layers clear of dead cells, free of excess oil, elastic and strong.
And remember It is important to stay away from mineral oil, petroleum, parabens and other harmful, cell clogging chemicals. A clean face is a perfect base to apply makeup, Lucie Lavelle cosmetic formulations are all natural and provide benefits of penetrating antioxidants to the skin, perfect food for your 7 layers!
- Luda evans