The Skin and the Sun

The skin is the organ responsible for covering the body and its protection. Divided into layers, it comprises the dermis and the epidermis: the dermis is the outer layer of the skin, composed of collagen, elastin, proteins and others that give support to the epidermis. This, in turn, is the deepest layer of skin, composed of keratin, melanocytes and immune cells.

Because it is the largest organ in the body and responsible for its protection, the skin requires a lot of care. When not taken care of, it can present several problems, such as:

Dryness: caused by the lack of natural nutrition, which provides hydration to the skin, and also the non-use of moisturizers of cosmetic or pharmaceutical origin.

Burn: caused by exaggerated exposure to the sun or by accidents with hot substances, among others.

Changes in coloration: caused by tanning or by the appearance of white, rough and round spots that emit irregularly.

Because it is the largest organ, the skin must be well cared for to protect the body against external agents. The use of moisturizers, as well as the intake of beneficial foods to the skin, helps maintain the elasticity and softness. Sunscreens and sunscreens should be used daily even on sunny days, as light and some classes of lamps radiate on the skin and can cause premature aging of the skin. It is important that the skin is protected against the harmful rays of the sun (UVA and UVB) to prevent skin cancer and burns.

If there is a desire for tanning, it is suggested that protectors against ultraviolet rays be used, as this way the production of melanin will be activated without damaging the skin.