The Importance of Skin Health

The Importance of Skin Health

Have you ever thought about what you are going to eat today? I am thinking of the simple things that are good for your health. I guess we usually think about food not just when we are hungry, but also when we hear references to food items. But don’t forget that we “eat” through our skin also. As Michael J. Balick, who received his PhD in biology from Harvard University and is currently vice-president of Botanical Science at the New York Botanical Garden, wrote in, Rodale’s 21st Century Herbal :

“Your skin is your body’s largest organ. Its surface area can be as much as 3,100 square inches. Although we tend to think of our skin as a barrier to the outside world, it’s really more like a living sponge. Skin can absorb thousands of chemicals, feed them into your bloodstream through the network of tiny blood vessels just below its surface, and immediately circulate them through your body. When these compounds are toxic, they can do damage over both the short and long term.”

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