Practicing self-care is one of my cornerstones for healthier eating & living, so I am constantly on the lookout for the things that make me feel good about myself. In my part of the world the snow is gradually melting and spring is creeping in. As I look forward to shorts and sandal weather, it is a reminder to myself that my largest organ deserves some self-care and pampering.
What am I talking about? I am talking about our skin.
Your skin is your body’s largest and fastest-growing organ. Neato, eh? Consider your skin like your body’s coat. It protects you and helps you stay warm when it’s cold, and cool when it’s hot. It keeps you internals such as organs, blood, muscle and bones inside and other things outside such as germs and water.
Nourishing and nurturing our skin is just as important as our bodies, our minds, and our emotions.
At a very simplistic level if we do not prevent our skin from cracking or getting damaged, we risk injury from germs, risk of infection which, in the direst of scenarios, can lead to death.
A bit extreme and theatrical you may think, so let’s look at another scenario. When I nourish my skin and keep it moisturized I tend to burn less easily in the hot sun of summer, and during the cold temperatures of our harsh winters the skin on my hands is less likely to chap and crack.
Gone are the days where people would cover themselves in suntan oil (baby oil even!) and lay on the beach for hours. Now people are slathering on SPF 50 Sunblock for fear of sun damage and skin cancer — so perhaps the scenarios above are more real than fiction.
On that final note: “How often do you nourish your largest organ?”
The very best!