The skin is our largest organ. It protects us from harmful environmental factors, acts as an envelope for our body and can influence the way we interact with the world. The skin was once paramount to the survival of the species, but our instinct has developed and now our skin serves more than just our basic needs.
Healthy skin makes social interaction easier and can have a positive impact on our general well-being. During our lives, our skin will cope with extremes of temperature and pollution. It will even say something about what we consume. Along with our hair and nails, it will mirror what is happening inside our bodies and reflect our overall health.
Today, as we live longer, our needs and expectations are changing. We want to look and feel good, and still play an active role in society. We want our ageing skin to overcome the challenges of time. For the skin to meet these needs, we have to focus on maintaining,nourishing, and enhancing its qualities, otherwise on prevention, treatment, or correcting and restoring it to its healthy state.