Skin: what it is … Did you know that skin is the body’s largest organ – nearly 3,000 square inches in size? Knowing the structure of your skin will help you understand how to prevent skin disease.
Your skin has three layers.
Outer layer protects the sensitive, living tissue underneath. When dry and cracked, irritants can easily pass through.
Second layer is the growth layer that replaces cells in the surface layer; you receive a whole new skin about every 30 days.
Third layer is tissue containing nerves, blood vessels and glands to produce sweat, and lubricating oils that protect the surface. It supports, protects your skin and acts as a temperature-regulating device for your whole body.
When the top layer becomes damaged, irritants can penetrate to the deeper layers. Mild irritation involves the surface and growth layers while major skin damage involves all three layers. When irritation persists the skin thickens and is more likely to crack.
Keep your skin’s surface from becoming rough, dry or cracked. Besides lotions, here’s three ways to keep your skin healthier, softer and younger looking:
1. Add Humidity
Dry air makes you feel cold, your nose and skin feel itchy, dry. Medical experts say dry air contributes to more colds, flu, respiratory and skin problems. If you don’t have a whole house humidifier, you should. You’ll soothe your skin and respiratory passages and lower heating bills! You won’t go wrong. Install a new whole home humidifier. Try it risk free for 30 days. If you don’t like the added healthy benefits we’ll remove the humidifier and return your investment.
2. Power of Soft Water
Hard water has high amounts of Calcium, Iron and Magnesium. Add soap and they all may not rinse completely from the skin, blocking the pores, making skin dry, itchy and irritated. A water softener can make your skin silky soft, household cleaning easier and laundry brighter. Install a new PDM water softener, save $50 for a limited time. Try it risk free for 30 days. If you don’t like the added soft water benefits we’ll remove and return your investment.
3. Power of Steam
Everyone should have a steam shower. Imagine all these health benefits.
- Feel better: Steam eases congestion, sore throats and coughing brought on by colds, allergies, asthma, sinusitis, bronchitis and influenza.
- Relieve stress, muscle pain: Steam relaxes the body, increases circulation, helping reduce pain and speed up healing.
- Control weight, exercise: 10-20 minute steam session can increase your heart rate 50-75% – like a brisk walk. Sweating also reduces excess body moisture, salt and subcutaneous fat.
- Improve your skin: steam opens pores, release toxins, improve circulation.
Add your very own enclosed steam and shower “spa” to an existing bathroom or even in your basement. You’ll love it! If bathroom remodeling is on your agenda, save $200 on a new steam shower for a limited time.
Contact PDM today for a free consultation, $50 value. PDM Plumbing, Heating & Cooling has been trusted by SW Chicago neighbors for 128 years.