The skin is the largest organ of the human body.
Area: approx. 1.5 – 2 sqm
Weight: approx 10% of bodyweight (depending on stored water and fat)
Total thickness: approx. 1 mm (may vary greatly depending on body part and individual condition).
Thickness of the horny layer: approx. 0.05 mm
pH-value:: 4 – 7 (depending on body parts)
The skin deserves protection and care!
• The skin feels through various sensory cells
• The skin protects from physical and chemical influences
• The skin takes part in various metabolic, storage, and regulatory processes
• The skin is an important part of our appearance
Cells of the horny layer and the underlying epidermis are firm and the gaps between the cells are completely filled with skin fat.
Water loss through the oily skin is highly reduced. The skin is maintained moist and therefore soft. The barrier function is intact.
Cells of the horny layer and the underlying epidermis are loosened by dissolved skin fat. The horny layer cells are dried out.
Water loss and drying out increases and the skin becomes chapped and rough. The barrier function is disturbed.