Did you know that your skin covers about two square meters and weighs something like 20 pounds? This living protective coating is made of billions of living cells, neatly packed in three layers: the outer layer (epidermis), the inner layer (dermis) and finally the subcutaneous fat. Skin has a biological and a social function in the sense that it protects against external factors and helps regulate body temperature at the same time as sending off signals to the surroundings (blushing, goose bumps ect.). Skin is connective tissue just like your nails and hair. It contains collagen and elastin, two substances that are important for your skin and its appearance. Collagen makes your skin resistant to wear and tear. The collagen proteins add strength to your skin. Elastin gives your skin resilience and makes it elastic. The combination of these two substances is important. The ageing process affects the skin by altering its collagen and elastin proteins. Old skin is less elastic, has wrinkles and tends to sag. You can never prevent this change entirely, but there are things you can do to delay them so you stay looking younger. Skin Functions
- Protects our vital organs
- Protects against heat/cold
- Regulates the body temperature
- Protects against UV radiation
Our skin, hair, nails, muscle tissue, brain and all our organs are made of cells that have a certain life span. The lifespan of these cells is controlled by a mechanism called our biological clock. Our genes affect the speed of this clock, in some cases causing it to accelerate, but most people age at the same rate. To keep your skin, hair and nails looking healthy and youthful, you need to give them the best care, both from without and within. Evelle is an exclusive dietary supplement designed to help you maintain your natural beauty from the inside.