Healthy Skin

Healthy Skin

by Rae Simons

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Guess what? The body you have now is the only one you’ll ever get. That means the same body you have now is the one you’ll have when you’re thirty—and fifty—and seventy. If you want to keep your body well and strong for a long time, you’ll need to take care of it…and keeping your skin healthy is an important way to protect yourself against infection, disease, and aging. Your skin is the interface between your body and the rest of the world. Its nerve endings bring you important messages; it protects your delicate internal organs; and it forms a barrier against harmful substances. What’s more, your skin performs functions that are essential to your entire health. And all the while, it’s right out there where everyone can see it. Short of hiding inside a big paper bag, there’s not much you can do to keep the health of your skin a secret. This book will give you information you need to for your skin …by practicing good hygiene that will guard your skin against diseases and infection. …by protecting yourself from the sun’s damaging rays. …by helping you cope with acne and other skin disorders. If you take care of your skin, you’ll be taking care of yourself—for the rest of your life!

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422290088
Publisher: Mason Crest
Publication date: 09/02/2014
Series: Guide to the Science of Health Series
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 128
Lexile: 1150L (what's this?)
File size: 21 MB
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Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 Your Skin 11

2 Acne 29

3 Itchy Rashes and the Various Skin Disorders That Cause Them 45

4 Bumps and Patches: Other Skin Conditions 63

5 When the Sun Becomes an Enemy Protecting Yourself Against Skin Cancer 81

6 More Ways to Care for Your Skin 103

Further Reading 118

For More Information 119

Glossary 121

Index 125

Picture Credits 127

Biographies 128

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