Skin, along with hair and nails, is the protective covering of the body. Skin prevents germs from entering the body and damaging internal organs. It supports the life of all other body parts and plays a role in maintaining the immune system.
Skin also helps to regulate body temperature through the sweat glands. When the body becomes overheated, sweat glands give off moisture, which cools the body as it evaporates. As the body part responsible for the sense of touch, skin works with the nervous system to alert the body to potential dangers by detecting pressure, pain, heat and cold. It is also the largest organ of the body.
Visit your dermatologist regularly to find out if you have any skin disease or damage.