Stay young - protect your skin from the sun

It is the beginning of our favourite season, summer. This is a time synonymous with fun and the outdoors; the park, the garden and the beach. But in our pursuit of fun and relaxation, we often get too much sun and as a consequence damage our skin, making ourselves look older than we are. Skin is our cover, our protection and the largest of all our organs. Our skin is like a screen which protects us from the elements and it acts as a temperature regulator. It consists of layers, known as the epidermis, the dermis and the subcutaneous layer. The thinnest is the epidermis and it is what gets thinner as we get older. It is the layer which reflects our health and it is what we show to the world,