The skin is the outer covering of the body. In humans, it is the largest organ of the integumetary system . The skin has multiple layers of ectodermal tissue and guards the underlying muscles, bones, ligaments and internal organs. Though nearly all human skin is covered with hair follicles, it can appear hairless. In humans, skin pigmentation varies among populations, and skin type can range from dry to oily. Such skin variety provides a rich and diverse habitat for bacteria that number roughly 1000 species from 19 phyla. So how then can we take adequate care of our skin to give it that healthy and younger look? Here are some tips to guide you.
There are four general skin types: oily, dry, normal and combination. In addition, it is possible to have sensitive skin along with one of the four general types.