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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Skin Protection
Skin Functions [posted 8/7/98]
Answer: Protects from infection, temperature control, emotional signaling - especially to opposite sex, vitamin production(D), providing a laminar flow for air/water, and protection from chemical reactions.
Skin Care [posted 7/17/98]
Answer: None should cause a particular problem. Whether they help is judged by only you.
Skin and food
Answer: Overall general health is certainly reflected in the skin. The skin is really the only organ system that we can visualize and it reflects a lot of our total health. Since you are what you eat this is especially true of diet. There is debate over exactly what balance/foods in the diet will give the best tone/sheen. But, there is no debate that diet will be reflected in the appearance of the skin.
Answer: Are you using water proof skin block? Also, even water proof block will need to be replaced
every couple of hours. Additionally, wind burn is usually not protected against by sun block. So
wind exposure will chap the skin, but it does not seem to have the long term damage effect of the