With an area of about two square meters, our skin is the largest organ of the human body. Our skin is on constant display and forms an integral part of our overall physical appearance. It also performs several vital functions that are essential to our health and well-being, with protection being one of the most important.
The skin serves as a protective barrier between the body's internal organs and the external environment. It shields the body from physical injury, penetration of harmful microorganisms (pathogens) that cause disease, and environmental pollutants. The outermost layer of the skin, known as the epidermis, is particularly responsible for providing this protective function.
Healthy intact skin is a natural defence against infection and proper skin care is crucial to help maintain this protective barrier. The most effective way of looking after the skin is by taking preventative approaches to promote skin health. In the workplace, this often means the regular use of a moisturiser which helps keep the skin hydrated and prevents dryness, flakiness, and irritation.
Proper skin care, particularly for those in the healthcare industry is a critical step that can help strengthen this protective barrier, reducing the risk of infections and other skin issues.
schülke is making it easier to care for your skin at work with a selection of skin care solutions developed specifically for health care use. And as an added advantage, all our skin care products are perfume-free and colour-free.