Skin is important to bodily health, and not just because it holds all the insides… well, inside. You can probably guess a person’s age or health just by taking a good look at their skin, the older we get the looser it becomes. If someone has jaundice then their skin will discolour to a shade of yellow; it signifies an illness like hepatitis, gallstones or tumours, for example.
Skin weighs approximately one seventh of your total body mass, and is our largest organ. It helps keep you safe from the elements with the many nerve endings in it. It also protects against some germs and toxic items.