4 Things You Need To Know About Hair, Skin And Nails

The appearance of our hair, skin and nails reflect many imbalances in the body. It is therefore very important to maintain a healthy balance of nutrients to ensure well-nourished, beautiful hair, skin and nails through your day to day lifestyle including diet, exercise and skincare.

Hair and nails reflect the health of the body two to six months previously. Skin reflects any imbalances much more immediately. The skin is the largest organ of the body and is responsible for the elimination of a variety of toxins. This of course means that what is going on inside could quickly be reflected in the appearance of your skin.

Did you know? If the skin of a typical 10 stone adult male were stretched out flat, it would cover about 1.7 square meters and weigh about 9 pounds?

Skin Basics

Skin is crucial in many ways. Our skin protects our muscles, bones, nerves, and blood vessels, so it is important to look after this organ! It forms a barrier that prevents harmful substances from entering the body. It protects body tissues against injury. It also helps regulate body temperature through perspiration. Without the nerve cells in skin, people couldn't feel warmth, cold, or other sensations.

Did you know? Our eyelids have the thinnest skin, the soles of our feet the thickest.

Hair Basics

The hair on our heads isn't just there for our good looks. It keeps us warm by preserving heat. Eyebrows and eyelashes protect our eyes by decreasing the amount of light and particles that go into them. However, the hair in our nose, and ears, protects these sensitive areas from dust and other small particles. The fine hair that covers the body provides warmth and protects the skin. Hair also cushions the body against injury.

Hair is actually a modified type of skin. Hair grows everywhere on the human body except the palms of the hands, soles of the feet, eyelids, and lips.

Did you now? Hair grows more quickly in summer than winter, and more slowly at night than during the day.

Nail Basics

Nails grow out of deep folds in the skin of the fingers and toes.

Fingernails grow about three or four times as quickly as toenails. Like hair, nails grow more rapidly in summer than in winter. The white spots that can appear on the nail are sometimes due to temporary changes in growth rate. If a nail is torn off, it will re-grow if the matrix isn't severely injured.

Did you know? Like hair, nails are a type of modified skin. Nails protect the sensitive tips of fingers and toes. They provide support for the tips of the fingers and toes, protect them from injury, and aid in picking up small objects. Without them, we'd have a hard time scratching an itch or untying a knot.

Newer Post Older Post