The science behind your amazing skin

Surprising skin facts from Eternal Skincare

Here at Eternal Skincare, it’s our mission to educate people about our amazing skin and the importance of keeping it nourished and healthy. Thanks to the internet, many of us are now semi-experts on medical issues like heart health or how to deal with back pain. Yet the skin is often overlooked, even though it fulfils numerous critical functions for our overall health and impacts how we feel about ourselves.

Here are six surprising skin facts that might convince you to cherish this natural wonder more than ever before!

1. Skin is the largest organ in the human body. If you were to peel back an average person’s  skin and spread it out, it would cover approximately 22 square feet and weigh in at 20 pounds or more. The next heaviest organ in the body is the intestines at 7.5 pounds.

2. Skin is a multi-tasking marvel. It protects our insides, but it also helps to regulate temperature, produce Vitamin D (essential for bone health), and store fat and water.

3. Skin is romantic. It’s common knowledge that animals attract a mate through the scent that their skin excretes. Scientists now believe that humans also sniff each other out, albeit subconsciously. Forget the expensive perfume or aftershave – people are likely to be attracted to each other if they detect a natural scent that indicates ‘compatibility genes.’ True chemistry!

4. Touchy feely. Where would we be without the numerous microscopic nerve endings in the skin that transmit messages to our brains? The skin relays pleasurable sensations, which in turn release feel-good endorphins that help to lower stress. If something’s painful we need to know that too; without the skin’s nerve endings, we wouldn’t know to avoid the source of pain.

5. Renew and repair. The average person has about 300 million skin cells, and dead cells are shed on a constant basis - up to 40,000 cells every minute. Regular exfoliation is important, because it helps to clear away those dead cells, unblocking pores and allowing your moisturiser to penetrate to the deeper layers of the skin.

6. Collagen and elastin are proteins that help keep our skin taut and supple. After puberty these substances gradually degrade, a process that can be hastened by long-term exposure to sunlight, smoking and chronic stress. A regular skincare routine using organic-based products rather than harsh, chemically-laden creams will help you to glow naturally into middle age and beyond.

When our skin looks and feels good, we’re likely to be confident, happier and much healthier all round. Establishing a regular skincare routine using natural products is an investment you’ll never regret. Our pure, high quality skincare products are rich with Aloe Vera, an exceptionally soothing and softening ingredient. All our moisturisers and cleansers are free from parabens, synthetic fragrances and colourings. The perfect treat for your amazing skin!

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