Skin Health and the Immune System
Updated: May 5
We are all washing our hands many more times a day – and we should be. Following the CDC guidelines can result in hands that are dry, cracked, irritated, and suffering. There are things you can do now to educate your clients on how to protect their hands and still follow the guidelines.
The importance of keeping your hands in healthy shape is more than just looking good. Any disruption to the skin on the hands will have an effect on your overall immune system. Keeping your immune system healthy and strong is one of the most important things you can do to protect your health and well-being. We know that practicing good hygiene, eating well, exercising, and getting enough sleep are vital to a healthy immune system.
How does our skin affect our immune system? To answer that question, let’s examine what the skin does for us in terms of our overall health and how we can use this knowledge to help our clients with skin issues they may be experiencing at this time.
The skin is part of a larger system, called the Integumentary System. This system performs vital functions for us and one of the most important is protection of the body against the external environment. Our skin is only a few millimeters thick but it is by far the largest organ in the body. In addition to the protection our skin provides, it also acts as our first line of defense against germs and infections, regulates our temperature, protects us against UV rays, prevents dehydration, and allows the elimination of waste through the pores. Anything that degrades the surface of the skin will act to compromise our immune system and weaken our response to invaders.
When we are stressed for long periods of time, our Cortisol increases to deal with the stress, often referred to as “the fight or flight” response. When this happens, our systems that normally heal and repair our skin are unavailable to us. Our white blood cells that defend us against infection and disease are shut down and all of our energy goes to “fight the enemy”. This takes a dramatic toll on the health of our skin as precious resources are taken from the skin and given over to other organs for survival. This is why so many skin issues arise during times of stress and pressure. When our skin breaks down, toxins move more easily into the body, causing increased inflammation and weakening our immune system. Keeping the skin strong and the barrier intact is vitally important to our ability to stay healthy.
NeoGenesis skin care products can provide all the nutrients needed to keep the skin strong and vibrant at all times.
Introducing the Skin Protection Trio
We have created a Skin Protection Trio with the best products to cleanse, treat, hydrate, and protect the skin.
The Skin Protection Trio includes:
Cleanser – 120 ml Skin Serum – 30 ml Barrier Renewal Cream – 30 ml
A gentle cleanser formulated with protecting the skin in mind. The NeoGenesis Cleanser does not disrupt the barrier function and may be used many times a day.
Skin Serum contains an abundance of the stem cell released molecules (S2RM®) and will quell inflammation and rebuild the layers within the skin. It is a powerful tool to keep your skin functioning at its best while it improves the look and feel of the skin.
Barrier Renewal Cream
This product rebuilds and protects the barrier of the skin as it hydrates and soothes. It is lightweight and contains all of the necessary lipids to keep the skin barrier functioning and strong. Use it to help quell inflammation as often as needed.
How to Use:
The first step is to cleanse the skin with a gentle cleanser formulated with protection in mind. The NeoGenesis Cleanser does not disrupt or harm the skin and may be used multiple time a day.
The second step is to provide a treatment to the skin with a serum that contains the stem cell released molecules that quell inflammation and rebuild the layers within the skin. NeoGenesis Skin Serum is a powerful tool to keep your skin functioning at its best.
The final step is to use a product that renews and protects the barrier of the skin so it doesn’t develop cracks, rashes or extreme dryness. NeoGenesis Barrier Renewal Cream adds the necessary lipids to keep the skin in a healthy state as it works to repair the layers. Use it as often as needed for soothing relief.
Protecting your skin has never been more important. Let the NeoGenesis Protection Trio help to keep your client’s skin at its best.
Reposted from blog by NeoGenesis