Your skin

Understanding Skin

Your skin is your largest organ. In fact, the average adult has almost two square metres of it.
It is also your first line of defence against damaging sunlight, unsafe chemicals, harsh temperatures, harmful bacteria and other organisms you encounter every minute of every day.

However, because your skin is an external organ, it can be easily damaged and disfigured. 


Learning more about your skin will help you take better care of it, so it can function as well as possible and age as it should, not before its time.

The Body’s biggest organ

Roles of the skin

Layers of the skin

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