The skin of our face is the most exposed organ in our body. We tend to take our skin for granted, of less importance than our other organs, but this should not be the case. Skin is the largest organ of our body! Skin and its associated structures such as the hair, nails, sweat glands, and sebaceous glands, is called the ‘Integumentary organ.’ Sounds important, doesn’t it? Well, it is, yet most of us are lacking in giving it the health maintenance attention it deserves.
Skin, the principal foundation of the sense of touch, is regarded as the covering component for the protection of deeper tissues. It is a complex, layered system which includes both excretory and absorbing functions and plays a very important role in the regulation of body temperature.
The function of the skin, just barely “touched on” here, (yep, I love puns!) is impressive to me and I don’t know about you, but I surely wouldn’t wanna be caught naked without a well maintained Integumentary organ.
Seriously, we all know about the harmful effects on our skin from prolonged sun exposure, environmental pollutants, aging, illness and stress. But if your skin damage occurred long before you had a good understanding of the long-term effects, you can take charge now, today. Your commitment to receiving a professional Facial on a monthly or quarterly basis is a great way to start.
What’s not to love about taking one pain-free, relaxing hour for yourself to maintain the skin most exposed to the elements 365 days a year? Do something positive and healthy- call us today for an appointment. Yes, this means you, too, MEN!
Nancy Shores, MT, LMT, Facial Specialist