So what does skin do exactly?

Our skin helps to regulate the body’s temperature, allowing us to stay warm regardless of how cold or hot our environment is. It also helps us sense temperature, pressure and pain, while retaining moisture.50

The skin acts as a storage facility for our body’s water, fat and metabolic products, and produces hormones that are critical for the body to function.50

Protection from infection is another key function of our skin. It shields our body from germs, infection and toxic substances, providing defensive functions that cover immune, antioxidant, antimicrobial and the permeability barrier.51