The skin is the largest organ of the body that protects, regulates, and covers the body. It works as a barrier against the external environment. The average weight of the skin is four kilograms that cover an area of two square meters. It is made of three distinct layers. These are epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous tissue. The epidermis is the exterior layer of the skin that contains four cell types: Melanocytes, Keratinocytes, Langerhans cells, and Merkel cells. The dermis is the middle layer of the skin between the epidermis and subcutaneous tissue. It is comprised of two sections: the papillary dermis and the reticular dermis. The subcutaneous tissue is a layer of fat between the dermis and fascia. It is further divided into two components: the actual fatty layer which is also known as panniculus adiposus and a deep vestigial layer of muscle known as the panniculus carnosus. Adipocyte or fat cell is the main cellular component of the subcutaneous tissue.

Glabrous skin and hair-bearing skin are the two main types of human skin. Glabrous skin is those skins that are hairless such as the skin of palms and soles. It is also referred to as palmoplantar surfaces. The skin holds the body fluids in and prevents dehydration, keeps harmful microbes out from the body and prevents infection, helps to feel things like heat, cold, and pain, keeps the body temperature in control, and also generates vitamin D when it gets in touch with Sunlight.

Anything that inflames irritates, or clogs the skin can develop symptoms such as swelling, redness, burning, and itching in the skin. These disorders in the skin can cause various skin diseases and affect appearances. These disorders could be permanent or temporary and may cause pain and remain painless. Acne, psoriasis, cold sore, hives, rashes, Rosacea, latex allergy, carbuncle, eczema, cellulite, measles, lupus, basal cell carcinoma, chickenpox, ringworm, and wart, etc are various skin disorders in the human body. These disorders often present many challenges. 

Ayurveda and naturopathy have been found very beneficial to heal skin disorders from the root. The therapeutic ancient therapies and curative techniques of Ayurveda along with Yoga and meditation, diet modification, herbal medicines, massages, and therapy will provide an efficacious cure for skin disorders without any side effects. 

In naturopathy, the conditions of the skin point to an imbalance in the body such as lack of vitamins, poor diet, lack of essential fatty acids, irregularity of adrenal glands, etc. Naturopathy with a holistic and non-invasive approach with modification in lifestyle, diet changes, yoga and meditation, and the use of various therapies and massages, etc can help to get rid of skin disorders in the best possible and natural way. 

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Frequently asked questions about Skin Diseases

Why is skin important in human body?

Skin is the largest organ of the body that protects from external infection and injury, regulates the body temperature, and contains nerves that sense cold, pain, heat, pressure, and touch. 

What is skin disorder?

The disorder that targets the skin and damages the skin causing scars and damage to the tissues is known as a skin disorder. In skin disorder, the skin develops symptoms such as swelling, redness, burning, and itching in the skin.

What are the layers of the skin?

The layers of the skin consist of a thin outer layer (epidermis), a thicker middle layer (dermis), and the deeper layer (Subcutaneous tissue/hypodermis).

What is the medical term for dry skin?

Dry skin is a common condition characterized by excess or abnormal dryness of the skin. It is also known as Xeroderma. Areas of hand, arms, and particularly of lower legs are more prone to be affected by dry skin. 

What are the substances that make skin?

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the skin that makes 75% of this organ. It is responsible for warding off wrinkles and fine lines. Over time, environmental factors and aging reduce the body’s ability to produce collagen. 

What is an average weight of the skin during adulthood?

The average weight of the skin during the adult age is 6-9 pounds. 

Sagging in the skin is caused due to reduction in which component of the skin?

The reduction of tissue in the hypodermis causes sagging in the skin. This layer is also called as the subcutis that hosts sweat glands, collagen cells, and fat. The hypodermis conserves the body’s heat and protects the vital inner organs. 

What are the factors responsible for skin disorders in the body?

The factors that develop skin disorders in the body include the presence of bacteria in the skin pores, poor and unhealthy food, irregular lifestyle, exposure to Sunlight and chemicals, allergies, genetic makeup, and problem in the immune systems, etc. 

Are Ayurveda and Naturopathy treatments for skin disorders effective?

Ayurveda and naturopathy treatments for skin disorders are very effective as both treat the person, not the diseases. Both treatment methods focus on the root cause of the disease and heal the disease from the root. 

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The skin management programs to treat various skin disorders aim to solve the underlying cause of disorders from the root by using completely safe and natural methods. The programs are designed for each individual as their specific needs. The expert at the centre assesses the bodily constitution and decides the appropriate treatment protocol. The approach to manage skin diseases varies for each patient depending on the individual’s conditions.

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