The skin located under the eyes and around the the eyelids is 0.5 mm thick and is the thinnest skin in the body. The skin on the palms and the soles of the feet is 4 mm thick and the thickest skin in the body. The heel portions of the feet being the thickest portions. Read on and find out more about the thinnest and the thickest skin in the body.
THE THINNEST SKIN IN THE BODY
The skin under the eyes and the areas around the eyelids being the thinnest skin in the body is the first area to show signs of aging, “crows feet” and wrinkles.
The epidermis or outer most layer of the skin under the eyes and around the eye areas has fewer oil glands, this results in early drying and wrinkling of these skin areas.
Weakening of the muscles in any part of the body will result in wrinkles and so it is with the skin around the eyes. There is less elastin (a protein in connective tissue that is elastic like) in these skin areas. Elastin allows body tissue to resume its shape after it is stretched. Sagging occurs early in these thin areas because they have less elastin.
As one ages there is loss of collagen (a connective tissue protein) in the eye areas making the skin thinner, weaker and causes it to sag.
As you age there is usually loss of fatty tissue in the eye areas which also causes sagging.
The above four conditions create what is called Peri-orbital Hyper-pigmentation or dark shadows under the skin area of the eyess, signs of wrinkles and aging.
HOW CAN YOU PROTECT THE THINNEST AREA OF THE SKIN IN YOUR BODY?
To protect this area of the body:
Use protective eye cream on a daily basis.
Protect the skin area from the damaging ultra violet light of the sun.
Avoid ultra violet light which is the worst culprit in the aging process of the skin areas around the eyes.
THERMO LIFT: A NEW PROCEDURE TO IMPROVE THE APPEARANCE OF THE EYE AREA.
Thermo-Lift is a new non-surgical procedure. This is an approach to uplifting the eye area to reduces wrinkles, sagging and prevents puffiness around the eyes. The key to getting the best results with this procedure is to have this procedure early. The procedure should be done before the eye areas start sagging and show deep wrinkles. Thermo-Lift is a safe non-invasive procedure. It is non-surgical procedure. Topical anesthesia is used and the procedure takes approximately an hour. After the procedure the patient can immediately return to a normal routine.
THE THICKEST SKIN IN THE BODY.
The palms and the soles of the feet have the thickest skin in the body.
Think of a day without being able to use your palms or the soles of your feet. You could not use your cell phone, write your articles, comb your hair. You could not stand, walk, wear your fancy boots or designer shoes. You could not drive or jog. The palms of your hands and soles of the feet are always at work for you. No wonder mother nature made them the thickest skin in the body. These part of the body deserve extra care for all they do.
TIPS IN TAKING GOOD CARE OF THE THINNEST AND THICKEST SKIN IN YOUR BODY.
Have regular massages of the hands and feet along with manicures and pedicures.
Daily examination and application of moisturizers to the hands and feet are effective in keeping them in good condition.
Reflexology treatments on the hands and feet will have positive effect on the over all health of the body.
Wear comfortable and proper fitting shoes.
Visit your podiatrist for advice and treatmemt if you are having problems with your feet.
Wear gloves to protect your hands when doing heavy out door chores.
DID YOU KNOW?
According to Michael Sims author of the book “Adams Navel” “The eyelids is the one part of the body where oxygen gets to the body some way other than blood. The eyes couldn’t function if blood washed across them all the time so what the eye evolved is getting oxygen to its various parts dissolved in the salt water of tears.”
Your skin color and texture is inherited and is genetic to your family history.
The amount of perspiration produced differs in amount from one person to the next.
After exercise there is a unique scent given off by each person from their skin secretions and the sebaceous and sweat glands.
The amount of tanning or sunburn you get from the sun depends on the amount of melanin you inherited.
If you want to have fresh, smooth, young looking skin, exfoliate!
Exfoliation will bring about skin renewal by removing dry damaged and dead cells and promoting newly formed skin cells.
Make it a priority to protect your skin which is the largest organ of the body and do give special attention to the thinnest and thickest skin areas in your body.