Learn about your Dermis, and how to protect your Epidermis too
Burns, like beauty, are often more than skin deep
Do you know what the largest organ in the body is? Yup. It’s your skin. It’s an organ. Really. Without your skin, you muscles, bones, and internal organs would have no protection. You wouldn’t be able to regulate your body’s temperature, and you wouldn’t be able to feel the world around you through your nerves and sense of touch. All of those functions take place in your skin. And it’s your job to do all you can to protect it.
That means avoiding things and behaviors that might burn you. It means wearing sunblock EVERY TIME you go outside into the sun. Even on cloudy days, your skin is subject to the UV rays that could lead to a painful sunburn.
Check out the above diagram of your skin. You can see it’s a pretty complex organ, with multiple layers and functions.