The Integumentary System And Ways To Make It Healthier
The Integumentary System And Ways To Make It Healthier

The integumentary system is the physical system that forms the barrier between the external environment and the body’s internal organs. This system consists of skin, hair, nails, and related glands in humans. 

The Integumentary System And Ways To Make It Healthier..

This way, you take care of your integumentary system whenever you treat your skin, hair, or nails. This is the main objective of beauty routines and all of the products you can use to achieve your objective on these body parts. 

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You can protect your integumentary system by maintaining good health habits and avoiding practices that can harm you, as wounds can be the entryway to bacteria. 

Just like the rest of your body, there are some practices that can help you protect your skin and the other integumentary systems, like: 

The Integumentary System And Ways To Make It Healthier..

  • Maintaining good hygiene: Cleansing and removing dirt at any time is a very important step to avoid further problems and even diseases.
  • Using sun protection: One of the most important habits that you can have for your skin (not only on the face but the whole body) as sunlight can be harmful to you, and that can get worse overtime
  • Wearing clothing that doesn’t cause irritation: Friction can be terrible, especially with something worn for a considerable time. Some people might even develop allergies, so it is important to avoid this possibility whenever possible.
  • Getting regular checkups: Sometimes we overlook signs of our body that can be showing that something is wrong, so that checkups can help with that

If you have any questions about your skin health or other aspects of your integumentary system function, don’t hesitate to ask for help from a doctor that can help you identify the problem and give further assistance on the treatment, if necessary.

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About the Author: MSci Maísa Melo is a Pharmacist and a current PhD student in cosmetic technology, from São Paulo, Brazil. She has earned her master’s degree from the University of São Paulo and has been involved with the development, stability, safety and efficacy of cosmetics since 2013. She has specialized in the clinical efficacy of cosmetics by biophysical and skin imaging techniques as well as the use of alternative models to animal testing. Her research work has been published in several scientific journals and book chapters from the field.

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