Skin Health

Skin Health: Skin is the largest organ of the human body. Although often neglected, an individual’s skin can reveal stories about their life. From the glow of pregnancy to the spots that surface from sun damage. People hear about how to protect their skin from the sun’s rays, but there are many simple health moves that can keep one’s skin in great shape. Skin provides a physical and chemical barrier between the outside environment and the inside tissues. This barrier functions to protect underlying tissues from pathogens, chemicals, and environmental exposures. Structurally, the skin is comprised of two main layers, the epidermis and the dermis. The epidermis or upper layer, is responsible for the barrier functions of skin. The dermis is the structural and nutritive support underneath the epidermis. Each layer has its own unique structure and function and each has its own requirements. Various challenges for healthy skin include:

Photodamage or exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light. Sunburn being the most common form.
Dry skin
Wrinkles
Healing Wounds
Aging

Nutritional status and hydration play an important role in the maintenance of healthy skin. Skin nutrition may be enhanced directly through topical applications. Health coaches can provide information and recommendations on the topical application of micronutrients. These can complement dietary consumption, leading to a stronger, healthier protective barrier of the body.

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Recognizing Poor Gut Health Affecting Your Skin

Introduction As everyone knows, the gut helps the body metabolize nutrients and vitamins that it needs to function correctly. The gut system also allows the body’s immunity to perform…

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DNA Skin: Oxidation, Detoxification, and Inflammation El Paso Health
DNA Skin: Oxidation, Detoxification, & Inflammation

The health of our skin is critical. It is constantly being exposed to many damaging items. However, it is one of the last things we think about to protect. Part of taking care of our skin is protecting it from oxidative stress, toxins, performing regular detoxification, and ensuring we have minimal inflammation. However, just like other factors in life, some of us are genetically pre-disposed to specific issues regarding the skin and its health. To best help our patients with their skin health, we use DNA Skin from DNA Life. It is a genetic test that allows us to gain insight on what areas they are genetically predisposed to and what steps we can take to best protect them

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