Analysis Viewing Lens
Conditions made visible that may
not be seen with the naked eye.
Skin is an Organ
Skin is a vital part of your appearance and health. It is what keeps you looking young and maintains healthy glow. Your skin's condition can also make you look tired and aged. Skin has a much more important role than just looks - it helps keeps you healthy. Since your skin is the largest organ of your body, it is also considered as one of the most important.
Beware of the Sun
Harmful radiation in sunlight, or other sources, is absorbed by the pigmentation, or melanin, in the skin.
Fair skinned people without much melanin are more prone to skin cancer than those who have more medium and dark skin tones.
One form of skin cancer that is predominately produced by overexposure to the sun is malignant melanoma.
Melanoma will strike about 1% of people in their lifetime and, left untreated, is frequently fatal. Sunburns (especially blistering sunburns in childhood) definitely play a role in melanoma.
Three Layers of Skin
Your skin is composed of three primary layers: the epidermis, the dermis, and the hypodermis or deep fatty layer. The epidermis, which is the outermost layer, provides waterproofing and serves as a barrier to your body from infection.
The Dermal Layer = In The Middle
The dermis is the middle layer of skin and contains blood vessels, nerves, hair follicles, smooth muscle, glands, and lymphatic tissue. This is the layer where the UV-A light is converted into the longer wavelengths that we can see
residue etc. This process is called fluorescence.
Skin Type Definitions
Two Basic Skin Density Types
Thick skin lies on the soles of your feet and on the palms of your hands. Thin skin covers most of your body and has hair and is more elastic.
Three Basic Skin Types
Oil Type Skin
If your skin is shiny and your pores are large, then there is a good chance that your skin type can best be described as oily. This is the type of skin that is coarser than other skin types and is more likely to contain pimples and other similar blemishes.
Dry Skin Defined
When your skin is tight, dull, and flaky, it can be described as dry. This skin does not contain the elasticity and shine common to oily skin. Subjects with dry skin often experience sensitivity to harsh weather. This sensitivity extends to the sun and the subject is often more susceptible to sun burns.
Combination Type Skin
Combination skin can range from normal to oily or from dry to oily conditions. The first type involves normal skin around most of the face and
oOily skin around the T-zone, which is the area around the forehead, nose, cheeks, and chin.
Dry to oily skin is described as oily around the forehead area, chin, and nose, while being tight and dry around the cheeks.
Sensitive skin is easily bothered and often blotchy and red. A person with sensitive skin can be allergic to many kinds of soaps or lotions.