When we feel confident and happy within our skin, we face each day with integrity and are more empowered to live to our true potential.
By understanding the structure, function and how skin renews itself, it becomes clear that it’s equally important to make nourishing lifestyle choices, both internally and externally. These include things such as a healthy diet, nurturing natural skincare, quality sleep, hydration, and gut, liver and kidney health.
Our skin is the largest organ of the body and protects us by forming a physical barrier between us and the outside world. It functions to shield us from physical damage, dehydration, overhydration and infection. It picks up environmental signals (e.g temperature, weather or seasons) which regulates body temperature, and very importantly produces vitamin D. Although the body miraculously achieves this all on its own, these processes require support through making the right diet and lifestyle choices.
Our skin is made up of three layers:
- The first layer-epidermis: is the top layer of skin, and acts as the physical barrier to protect us from the outside world. The roots of the epidermis extend into the second layer, known as the dermis. Although this layer of the skin acts as a physical barrier, it is highly permeable – it can absorb a multitude of materials if applied topically, especially skincare designed to penetrate into the skin, this can be both beneficial and potentially harmful to the body.
- The second layer- dermis: this middle layer is what provides our skin strength, hydration and elasticity, allowing it to appear supple and to stretch and bounce back more easily. The dermis also contains the skins nerve endings, oil glands, hair roots, sweat glands and blood vessels, making it a vital layer for the skins renewal process.
- The third layer- hypodermis: this final layer is basically a cushion of fat that separates our skin from underlying tissues and organs. It also maintains a supply of energy for our skins renewal system.
Our skins epidermis renews itself every 28 days. The new layer of skin is largely impacted by the information it picks up from the roots which are embedded in the dermis, as well as what is absorbed from skincare. When our food choices aren’t ideal, and we use artificial ingredients, the next generation of skin won’t be able to renew optimally. This can be seen through various skin conditions like eczema, rosacea, psoriasis, blemishes and rashes. On the other hand, when we nourish our skin through both diet and skincare, we achieve and maintain happy and healthy-looking skin.
When it comes to natural skin care, Tailor has your skins back. With beautiful wholesome skincare that only contains thoughtfully chosen ingredients which are both natural and nurturing, you can rest assured that you are making the right choice for your skin and body.