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By Helen McGuinness

This re-creation of our bestselling textbook has been totally up-to-date based on the most recent nationwide Occupational criteria for degrees 1-3, to carry it in keeping with all of the most up-to-date requisites for all significant awarding our bodies supplying attractiveness treatment, complementary remedy and expert degree classes from degrees 1-3. it is going to additionally supply a transparent and available advent to anatomy and body structure for college kids of complementary healthiness, in addition to crucial wisdom for the degree in Hair and sweetness Studies.Now released in a bigger layout, Anatomy and body structure: remedy fundamentals keeps to provide its popular caliber, breadth and intensity of data and knowing in a brand new and straightforward format.

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Melanin, which is produced in the basal cell layer of the skin, helps to protect the body from the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation. • The cells in the horny layer of the skin overlap like scales to prevent micro-organisms from penetrating the skin and to prevent excessive water loss from the body. The eccrine glands of the skin produce sweat, which helps to remove some waste materials from the skin such as urea, uric acid, ammonia and lactic acid. Storage The skin also acts as a storage depot for fat and water.

Smoking affects the skin's cells and destroys vitamins B and C, which are important for healthy skin. Smoking dulls the skin by polluting the pores and increases the formation of lines around the eyes and the mouth. Medication Medication can affect the skin by causing dehydration, or sensitivity and/ or allergies. Diet A healthy body is needed for a healthy skin. The skin can be thought of as a barometer of the body's general health. • Vitamin A: help s repair the body's tissues and helps prevent dryness and ageing.

The secretion of sebum is stimulated by the release of hormones, primarily androgens. The nail Free edge Nail groove Nail plate Nail wall Lunula Nail bed Cuticle Matrix The n ail is an important appendage of the skin and is an extension of the stratum lucidum (clear layer) of the epidermis. It is composed of horny Battened cells which undergo a process of keratinisation, giving the nail a hard appearance. It is the protein keratin which helps to make the nail a strong but flexible structure. The part of the nail the eye can see is dead as it has no direct supply of blood, lymph and nerves.

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