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Your skin protects you from the environment around you. It helps keep infection and toxins out of your body. It also helps your body stay at a constant temperature.
Nerve endings in your skin make it possible to feel sensations, such as hot and cold or pain.
The skin has three layers:
Skin problems include:
To help with dry skin:
To make skin infection less likely:
To protect your skin from the sun:
For general skin health:
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Current as of: November 15, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
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