Say intelligence and the first thing we connect to is the brain! But did you ever consider the skin? Yes, you read right, the skin, the largest organ of the human body, is bestowed with the finest qualities to diagnose and repair itself!
Your skin doesn’t get much credit but it is intelligent enough to take care of itself!
The skin is made up of two layers, dermis and epidermis. Dermis is the layer of the skin that contains nerves and blood vessels; and the epidermis is the protective layer above the dermis. When the dermis is damaged or wounded, the skin initiates a four-step healing mechanism through which it repairs and rejuvenates itself.
Clotting of blood is the first step in the line of treatment wherein the red blood cells get together and form a clot in order to halt bleeding. The clot serves as a barrier that prevents infections. Following this, the cells reopen to allow air in so the wound can be healed. The next stage is where the inflammation occurs and the white blood cells eat the dead skin. Following this, collagen and elastin are made and new tissue is formed. The newly formed collagen makes the skin firm and stronger.
This very ability of the skin is called the “Skin Intelligence”. The skin has the ability to respond, replenish, and rejuvenate itself is a gift to mankind. However, skin intelligence slows down with age, and the levels of collagen and elastin in the produced come down gradually. This is the reason why people start experiencing the signs of aging. With age, the skin becomes loose, loses its natural radiance, and also develops fine lines and wrinkles.
The skin is intelligent enough to repair and heal itself. However, under the influence of environmental and psychological factors, the skin tends to lose its ability to heal as quickly and/ or as efficiently as it once did. So, with age, it needs little help to keep up with the process. Collagen and elastin-inducing agents are your best choices to jumpstart the process and provide the required assistance.