Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?

Are you smarter than a fifth grader? School-aged children know the answer to this trivia question, how about you? “What is the human body’s largest organ?” No, it isn’t your heart. It is your skin.

In the average adult it covers about 3000 square inches and weighs around six pounds, which is nearly twice the weight of the human brain or liver. The skin can regenerate and repair itself under most conditions. As the protector of the body, the skin is the first defensive element against foreign substances entering the body as well as protecting the body from trauma.

It’s your biggest organ, and it is one of your biggest defenses against the world, so it is important that you protect it from the elements and treat it with care. Of course, you also want it to look its best, so here are some ideas to keep your skin healthy, young and vibrant.

Sun Protection – If you haven’t heard about the importance of sun protection, you must be living under a rock. Yet, while we all know it is important to protect our skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays, many of us still desire that sun-kissed glow. But since leathery skin is so 1985, skip the sun bathing and go sunless. (Not to worry, we’re not talking the orange glow that debuted in the ‘90s, we are talking a real sun-kissed look – without the damage.)

At Advanced Skin and Body Solutions, our sunless tanning booth by VersaSpa® offers men and women a full-body treatment that quickly moisturizes, bronzes and hydrates the skin. Our walk-in booth offers ultimate privacy while choosing from four treatment options: a pre-sunless hydration spray, a skin bronzing solution, an anti-aging moisturizer, or a UV skin-defining maximizer. And the best part, of course, is being beach ready without the sun’s harmful damage so you can lather up on sunscreen at the beach and still look golden.

Buff And Polish – Even the best creams and lotions can only do so much in the war against aging, sun spots and imperfect skin. In order to really rejuvenate your skin, you must remove layers of trapped dead skin cells and promote skin cellular growth. One of the most effective treatments to buff and polish your skin to achieve a minimized appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and blemishes is microdermabrasion.

Microdermabrasion offers softer, smoother skin with virtually no recovery time or no discomfort. In fact, patients can return to work immediately after the procedure. While a normal course of microdermabrasion treatments varies between 4 to 8, at approximately 2-week intervals, many patients actually feel and see a difference just after one or two microdermabrasion treatments. Hey, it’s your most visible organ too, so you want to keep it smooth and polished.

Clear Your Pores – Keep your pores free of pesky dirt and oils by blasting it with painless light from a blue LED that has been proven to kill acne-causing bacteria, P. acnes. In addition to clearing out your pores, Synergie Light Treatments stimulate cellular growth and regeneration helping your skin to appear younger and smoother.

Another benefit of Synergie Light Treatments is that they can be used in conjunction with other facial treatments at Advanced Skin and Body Solutions to further the results seen by both treatment programs.

So if you are smarter than a fifth grader, then you will take steps to protect your largest organ from the elements and take advantage of skin treatments to keep your skin looking its best.