Why is skin health important?
Did you know, your skin is the largest organ in your body?
It's also your first line of defence against the outside world, and can provide important clues about your overall health.
Taking care of your skin is essential for maintaining its health and function, so it can continue to protect and support you.
Skin health is more than skin deep
The gut-skin axis refers to the connections and relationship between the gut and the skin.
Together, they play a crucial role in maintaining overall health. So crucial in fact, we've centred our entire ethos around it.
Get to know your skin
How well do you know your skin?
Composed of three layers, with each one having an important role to play.
- Epidermis – the outermost layer. This is your protective, waterproof barrier and where most of your skin bacteria are found.
- Dermis – the middle layer. Found just beneath the epidermis, this contains your hair follicles, your sebaceous (oil-producing) glands and your sweat glands.
- Subcutaneous tissue (fat) – the bottom layer. This protects your bones and muscles, helps regulate body temperature, and acts as a passageway for nerves and blood vessels from the dermis to the muscles.