Taken from a Lamberts Healthcare leaflet.
The skin is the largest organ in the body, covering nearly two square metres (for an average adult) and accounts for about 16% of the total body weight. One square inch of skin contains approximately 250 sweat glands, 25 hairs, 40 sebaceous glands, 7.5 feet of blood vessels, 30 feet of nerves with 7,500 sensory cells at their ends. It is amazing to think we shed one surface layer of dead cels every 24 hours!
SKIN DEEP: Beta Carotene, Vitamins C and E plus Selenium: are important antioxidants and free radical scavengers needed for skin protection. Vitamin E also appears to lessen the likelihood of scars and vitamin C is required for tissue repair.
Anthocyanidins (PCOs): are a particular type of flavonoid that can help to reinforce and preserve collagen in the body, so much so, that these naturally occurring compounds are often included in cosmetics to help improve skin elasticity.
To be continued.