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Skin Science: How Your Skin Is Always At Work

If you haven’t studied skin science, you may have never stopped to think about how truly amazing your skin is.  

Regardless of your skin’s current state of play - how it looks to you on the outside - your skin is constantly hard at work doing a very important job for you.

In fact, in order to protect you from infection and disease, your skin sheds around 30,000 to 40,000 dead skin cells every minute of every day... that’s 50 million cells every day and 4kgs per year! 

Up close (super close), the surface of your skin looks like scaly armour. This amour has the ability to renew and regenerate itself every 28 days by constantly shedding its outer layer and allowing new cells to come to the surface. Of course, age and health (as well as other factors) contribute to how efficiently our skin regenerates, but when you think about what your skin actually has to endure each and every day, it’s absolutely mind blowing! 

teacher showing a student how to perform a skin treatmentYour skin is a waterproof barrier but will still allow certain substances to pass in or out through its structure; such as excreting waste products via sweat and perspiration, or absorbing topical skincare.
Skin is soft and pliable with the ability to stretch as we move and grow, but it’s also strong enough to withstand all sorts of external attacks like heat, cold, bumps and bacterial invasion. Through the process of shedding, the skin is actually keeping itself strong and robust.

Even more amazingly, if something does manage to break through this protective barrier of awesomeness… then your skin is equipped with everything it needs to not only fight off the enemy but to also heal right back up again!

 Unfortunately, our modern way of living puts a lot of stress on our skin. What we do (or don’t do) to our skin directly affects how efficiently our skin can do its job of protecting us. Think about the sun and our polluted environment. Whether you smoke or not… and how much alcohol you consume. Think about all the chemicals, hormones, and genetically modified foods and water we drink (or don’t drink)... all these factors impact our skin’s ability to perform.

Take care of your skin and it will take care of you! Eat a healthy, well balanced diet. Cut down on sugar and drink plenty of water! Most importantly, counteract environmental impact by keeping your skin clean, nourished and protected from the sun’s harmful UV radiation. 

Want to learn more about the fascinating science of skin? 

Whether you are a practising professional, a student entering the field or an individual seeking practical information about the scientific care of the skin, the Skin and Beauty Training Centre offers a Foundation Skin Knowledge Masterclass that will provide you with the fundamental skin anatomy and physiology education needed for the successful treatment and skin management of common skin concerns.

Developed by experienced industry professionals in collaboration with Brazilian Beauty clinics Australia and ASI Cosmeceutical Skincare, this Foundation Skin Knowledge Masterclass has been designed to be the first step in your skin science journey and will provide you with successful tried and tested methods of skin management.

An ideal course for those with no prior knowledge of skin science or those looking to refresh prior learning while keeping up with the demand for professional continued education in the ever-evolving dermal beauty industry.


To sign up simply visit the Skin and Beauty Training Centre website or contact our friendly team via online chat, email info@skinandbeautytrainingcentre.com.au or by phoning (07) 3357 4081.

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