The largest human organ measuring about two square meters is the skin. Its many tasks include sensory perception, protection from heat and cold, and separating the body from the environment. The skin can absorb active ingredients, but also toxins, store water and nutrients and affect our body temperature. This is the first barrier against external influences such as air pollutants or heavy metals that affect the reactivity of free radicals.
Hair and nails are appendages of the skin that perform their real function and not only present us to the outside world.
As a protective wall of the body, the skin is particularly susceptible to various diseases.
Acne is especially common in young people. Many people also suffer from dry and sensitive skin, which in extreme cases can develop into neurodermatitis or psoriasis. Similarly, many allergies often manifest themselves with skin reactions.
Proper care is important to preserve this important organ for as long as possible. This works not only externally but also internally through a healthy diet. In addition to water, the skin needs vitamins and minerals from food.
An undersupply of zinc can show up as dry skin, cracks in the corners of the mouth and reduced wound healing. Dull, brittle hair, premature graying and hair loss can also be signals, as can nail changes and brittle nails.