JAN 02, 2016 04:14 PM PST

Why You Should Be Thankful For Your Skin

WRITTEN BY: Kara Marker

Your skin protects you from a multitude of dangerous things that exist from the environment. Bacteria, viruses, UV light, and more is prevented from entering your body and harming your inner organs thanks to the protective action of your skin.

It isn't just the outer layer of your skin that you can see that protects the body. The skin is made up of multiple layers that each perform different actions to keep pathogens out and clear them out if they break through the barrier. Listen to Dr. Mark Coles from the University of York talk in more detail about the skin and its role in preventing acne.
About the Author
  • I am a scientific journalist and enthusiast, especially in the realm of biomedicine. I am passionate about conveying the truth in scientific phenomena and subsequently improving health and public awareness. Sometimes scientific research needs a translator to effectively communicate the scientific jargon present in significant findings. I plan to be that translating communicator, and I hope to decrease the spread of misrepresented scientific phenomena! Check out my science blog: ScienceKara.com.
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