Your skin is the body's largest and
fastest-growing organ and one of the most important. Our skin is
composed of multiple cell layers, nerves, structural proteins, and vital
components responsible for its health and appearance. So what exactly does it do?
The function of your skin
* Oils and lipids create a natural raincoat
*Protects you from the sun's harmful UV rays
As we age, the soft,
supple skin we had in our youth begins to change and we start losing elastin and collagen. The breakdown of these proteins leads to
sagging skin, fine lines and wrinkles.
Even more so, exposure to sun and toxins accelerates skin aging.
1. Elastin is an elastic protein in connective tissue that
allows many tissues in the body to resume their shape after stretching or
2. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body and is the
substance that holds the whole body together.