The acid mantle: Your skin’s first line of defence

The skin is made up of three layers, each of which has a mountain of work to do to protect it from microbes and the elements, regulate your body’s core temperature, and facilitate those all-important sensations of heat, cold, and touch. But the science behind your skin’s sensory power doesn’t end there! On your skin’s…

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You sense more through your skin than your eyes, nose or ears

As well as your skin being your largest organ, it’s also your biggest asset. The skin plays a vital role in how we sense, respond to and survive the environments we encounter day in, day out. This primary function means it’s the biggest organ of perception your body has. As the title above suggests, your…

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