- John Hance, Herbalist
Healthy Skin for a Healthy Body
There is a subject that is far too often overlooked, ignored, or possibly just forgotten that is absolutely critical to your overall health. The Integumentary System.
The integumentary system is the largest organ in the human body. It is comprised of your hair, skin, and nails. It helps the body retain necessary moisture and protects the body from damage from contact with this rough world we live in. What most people don't know is that it is also one of the ways the body excretes waste and toxins.
In the layer of skin called the dermis (which is just under the epidermis - the part you can see) are nerves, capillaries, sweat glands and ducts, hair follicles, oil ducts (for the hairs), and tiny lymph vessels (or ducts).