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Skin can easily be taken for granted. It is constantly growing and changing, working hard to protect our bodies from infections, heat, and other traumas.

It also protects the body from damage caused by ultraviolet (UV) radiation (such as from the sun or sunlamps). Your skin stores water and fat. It helps control body heat. Also, your skin makes vitamin D.

Skin helps to keep us the right temperature while allowing us to move freely. And skin gives us the pleasurable sense of touch.

All of this while looking so beautiful.

Skin Anatomy
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The hair on your body is an extension of your skin. Each hair follicle produces a single hair that grows up through a hair shaft. There are hair follicles all over the body, except the palms of your hands and soles of your feet. Some hair follicles create the thick hair found on the head called terminal hair, but most hair follicles create vellus hairs. Vellus hairs are the small, thin, peach fuzz-like hairs.

Each hair follicle is connected to a sebaceous gland that produces the oil called sebum. The sebum rises to the surface through the hair shaft or pore to help lubricate the skin and keep the hair shiny and waterproof. Acne develops when the pore is blocked.

Take good care of your skin: