The outer most part and largest part of your body, the skin. An amazing amount of work to do; more than you’d imagine. That’s why it has to be tough in parts, like the soles of your feet and thin in other parts, such as your eye lids. Let’s have a quick look at the layers.

1. For a start, there’s the epidermis. That’s the part you can see and touch.

2. Just under the epidermis is the dermis.

3. The third layer is the subcutaneous one. Or as we commonly refer to it as the “fat” layer.

Epidermis

As I mentioned before, this layer of skin has varying layers to it. It also has various jobs. 

  • It gives your skin it’s colour – This is where your melanin is made and that’s what gives your skin it‘s colour.

  • Providing immunity, for your body. This layer has cells, that produce protection for you so that you don’t get sick

  • This is the most vital for our research!  Because this is where new skin is made – at the deepest part of this layer. Naturally, your new skin is made and the old dead skin flakes off about once a month. When we exfoliate this chocolate or coffee scrub, we speed up the exfoliation process to leave us with new, fresh, soft skin.  

As the other two layers are irrelevant to our research, I didn’t bother going into them on this blog post.