Our skin makes up 15% of our body weight, and performs multiple crucial functions for healthy life - it protects against UV radiation, protects us against infections, and is critical for maintaining our body’s stable temperature. Inevitably, as we all get older our skin ages, but there are lots of things that you can do to reduce the signs of ageing, including being especially vigilant with sun protection, and living a healthy lifestyle. There are also a range of medications, moisturisers and creams that can assist. Read the excellent Future Leaders chapter below by Dr Peter Berger.
By Peter Berger
What is this covering that we call the skin – this amazing envelope that contains some of the most extraordinary mechanisms in the entire body...