An Introduction to Skin

Pop quiz: What is your body’s largest organ? 

Hint: We’re experts in this area + can help with long term health of this organ… it’s literally IN our name. 

Your skin is your body’s largest external organ and provides a barrier between your body’s essential organs, muscles, tissues, skeletal system and the outside world.

At santāl skin, it’s our job to keep your skin functioning at it’s best for years to come to not only give you the glowing complexion you deserve and slow down the process of aging, but also to help manage certain pre-existing skin conditions like: acne, rosacea, melasma, and PIH (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation). 

Let’s talk layers! Skin has two main layers, the epidermis and the dermis. The health of both of these layers is important when it comes to anti-aging and promoting overall skin health and function.


The epidermis is the top, visible layer of the skin, and has 5 sub-layers. It is constantly shedding dead skin cells from the top layer and replacing them with new healthy cells that grow in lower layers. As we age, turnover of new, healthy skin cells slows down, like.. a lot. By age 25, our skin is considered “old”. The first signs of aging begin on our skin’s surface: fine lines, pigmentation, and overall dullness. 


The dermis is the deeper layer of the skin. It is thicker than the epidermis, contains collagen and elastin, and helps support the structure of skin that we see. As we age, our skin’s repair system and collagen production slows down and the structure in the dermis begins to “slide”. Think: Sideways bricks. The “mortar” between the bricks (i.e skin cells) begins to weaken, and gives way to age and gravity. 

While aging is inevitable (+ also a blessing), we are big advocates of doing so gracefully. 

Are you ready to take control of your skin health?

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