Did you know that skin is the LARGEST organ in your body? Well it is even though funnily enough we never think of it as one. It covers us from head to toe and weighs about 6 pounds. The skin is divided into three parts, each of which has its own function.

1. EPIDERMIS - this layer is the outer most one and is exposed to the environment. It is further divided into three layers. The main constituent of the epidermis is KERATIN. This is a protein formed from dead cells which protects the skin from harmful and toxic substances. Below this are layers of cells known as keratinocytes. Most importantly the epidermis also contains melanocytes which are responsible for producing pigments. It is these pigments that impart colour to our skin.
2. DERMIS - is the middle layer of the skin which contains all the blood vessels, sweat glands, hair follicles and nerve cell receptors which sense pain and touch. This layer also gives the skin its toughness and resilience due to the presence of a protein known as collagen.
3. FAT LAYER OR SUBCUTIS - this layer consists of a number of fat cells which helps in maintaining body heat and temperature. It also acts as a shock absorber preventing the other organs from injury.

There are various different kinds of skin disorders, infections, defects etc.. Homoeopathy has proven extremely effective against most of these especially disorders like psoriasis, eczema, atopic dermatitis, urticaria and allergies etc. In our system of medicine we consider each person as an individual with his/her own unique set of symptoms and characteristics. These are extremely important when a remedy has to be prescribed especially in skin cases. Please click on the list on the left to learn more about various skin conditions.