Sensation skin. The largest and most versatile organ of the human and animal organism is a true multifunctional talent. With a size of just under two square metres and a thickness of between one and a half to four millimetres, it is our enveloping organ, which provides protection against environmental influences and ultimately separates the inside and outside of our body. But that is by no means all. Our skin takes over complex functions and is way ahead of us when it comes to multitasking. It can distinguish between touch, pressure, pain, cold and heat. The almost three million cells and the four-metre long nerve fibres are helpful in this process.
The outer layer of skin, known as the epidermis, is our protective shield and the scene of countless bacteria. By constantly regulating the water and fat content, the protective function remains intact and prevents chemicals, bacteria or allergens from entering our organism. Of essential importance is the moulting process, which in a cycle of four weeks continues uninterruptedly for a lifetime. Old skin cells are pushed to the edge by new cells, where they then dry out and fall off. We lose about 600,000 skin flakes per hour. We are therefore more efficient and faster than snakes.
Over 125 million people are affected by the inflammatory skin disease psoriasis, also known as psoriasis. A clear cause is still open, but an interaction of genetic inheritance as well as autoimmune reactions, stress and mechanical stimuli is considered very likely. When the skin becomes inflamed and the body's defensive reactions are activated, the skin cells begin to multiply uncontrollably. In psoriatics the moulting process therefore takes a few days instead of weeks. The consequence: plaque formation. Reddish, heavily scaling and itchy skin areas on knees, elbows, scalp, etc. are typical symptoms. Dry heating air, a cold and wet climate, many cosmetic products, little UV light, sunburn and chemicals pose a particular risk for recurring relapses. Here you can read some enlightening insights into the textile industry.
The clinical picture has not yet been sufficiently researched and will hopefully produce further findings and long-term cures in the future.
Why our GREY algae substance has healing and beneficial properties and can contribute to the relief of psoriasis is explained here:
Helpful for healing:The Icelandic algae in our GREY fabric contain more vitamins, minerals and trace elements than any other natural product. The second fibre component, medicinal zinc, is essential for the regeneration and protection of the skin. Zinc oxide protects against UVA and UVB rays. It also has antibacterial properties. Through the natural skin moisture, the vital substances of the algae and zinc are released and an active exchange between fibre and skin takes place.
Long-lasting quality:By means of a special process, the algae as well as the zinc are worked directly into the cellulose fibre, so that a lasting effect is guaranteed, even after numerous washings.
Further information and details about World Psoriasis Day on 29 October 2019 can be found here.
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