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Our skin, the largest organ, plays an essential role in maintaining the health of the body, as it acts as a barrier between the external world and the internal environment. Day after day, the skin fulfills countless functions. Within certain limits, it opposes not only injury and the penetration of pathogenic agents, but also some environmental factors, such as radiation (UVA rays, among other things).
An organ of perception, the skin has more than just a protective function, as it greatly contributes to the thermoregulation of the body. To realize this, just think that the seasons involve considerable variations in the external temperature, while the body temperature remains almost constant.
The skin therefore deserves to be cared for and protected, especially since the external appearance is the business card of each of us. To have healthy skin and avoid compromising its functions, these basic rules must be observed:
- Eating in a balanced way, favoring fruit, vegetables and fiber and giving up fatty and spicy foods.
- Avoid excessive exposure to the sun.
- Practicing outdoor sports activities.
- During the shower, alternate hot and cold water.
- Make sauna sessions (distributing them throughout the year).
- Take care of your skin and body.
The first five points help to strengthen the whole body and the skin structure, but also to give a healthy and radiant appearance from the inside.
However, only specific treatments, such as deep cleaning of dirt particles and skin secretions on the one hand, and effective protection from external agents on the other, are able to guarantee the proper functioning of the skin and body. There are preparations that stimulate the physiological functions of the skin, enriched with active agents (eg panthenol, vitamin E, allantoin) in relation to the type of skin and its needs.
For dry and sensitive skin, we recommend the use of oat-based products, a natural substance with proven effectiveness, whose healing properties have been known since ancient times.
Today, cosmetics use oats in micronized form, in order not to alter the content of vitamins and trace elements.
Oats are the richest cereal in vitamins and fatty acids. This characteristic gives it soothing, gently cleansing and moisturizing virtues, making it an irreplaceable ingredient for the cosmetic industry and dermatology.
Helen Charlotte is a health centre assistant three days per week and a Biologist Student who enjoys running listening to music and walking. She is brave and entertaining, and loves competitions.