Healthy Skin: The Secret of an Ageless Wonder by Reinier Van Coevorden, M.D. Most people overlook the important role that healthy skin plays in our overall well-being. Skin is our body’s largest organ, and in addition to protecting our internal organs from harm, skin functions as a filter of sorts, taking in oxygen and expelling toxins in the form of sweat. In fact, recent studies show that our skin breathes in oxygen, penetrating nearly half a millimeter under the skin, which is much farther than previously thought. We all watch our fingers turn into prunes as we soak in the bathtub. That same process happens to a much lower extent with air as well. It’s this exchange of oxygen and toxins that promotes good overall health, and can help with skin conditions like rashes and eczema. Sweating Is Good For The Skin Over the years, sweat has been given a bad connotation, and products like antiperspirants physically block your pores from releasing sweat have gained popularity. Yes, smelling like you just spent the last 2 days running a marathon is not very kind to those around you. However, regularly working up a healthy natural sweat is very good in keeping your skin looking and feeling it’s best. Saunas and Steam Rooms are great sweat inducers, but also getting out for a brisk walk can really open the pores and flush out those toxins. What to Put On the Skin With the millions of different skin care products available these days, it’s no wonder people are totally overwhelmed! Well, we’ve done the hard work, and have teamed up with SENTE®, world reknown leaders in advanced skin care products. SENTE® makes the fabulous Dermal Repair Cream, their flagship skin care product. Dermal Repair works to moisturize the skin, while providing UV protection at the same time. We absolutely love this cream, just ask one of us and we’ll tell you all about it! Looking for more detailed information? View our full selection of Skin Care products, and feel free to give us a call with any questions you might have. We are more than happy to help you find the skin care product that’s right for you!