Skin: The Largest Bodily Organ

Healthy skin is crucial for a person’s appearance, but more importantly, it performs many essential functions for the human body. Skin protects the body from viruses, bacteria, and other microbes that a person may be exposed to and prevents them from damaging internal organs. It also shields us from the harmful effects of the sun’s ultraviolet rays to epidermal cells, regulates our body's temperature through perspiration, works in conjunction with the nervous system to alert the body to react better to changes in the environment by feeling pain or pressure, and so much more. Learn just how much your skin matters to your health in this week's newsletter.