Dr.Hauschka Med

The skin allows the soul to breathe and feel. You could almost say that one sees clearly only with the heart – but the skin is what we use to grasp the world around us.

Dr.Hauschka Med Skin – Let your skin feel free

A porous barrier and a sensitive and versatile organ

Our skin performs the essential functions of serving as a barrier to the outside world and regulating our inner balance. Parts of keratinous cells, sebum and sweat form a thin film on the surface of the skin called the acid mantle, which protects us from germs. To prevent us from overheating, the skin produces sweat that evaporates from the surface of the skin, thereby cooling it. If the body’s temperature threatens to drop too low, it generates heat by forming goose-bumps. Temperature sensors in the skin send signals to the central nervous system, which ensures that the circulatory system distributes heat evenly throughout the body. In this way, all parts of the body play a role in maintaining homeostasis, the natural inner balance of human beings.

The skin does not merely have physiological functions, however. When we blush with pleasure or turn pale with fear, when a shiver runs down our spines or we break into a cold sweat – these are only a few examples of how our skin, which is closely linked to the circulatory system, reflects our emotional state.

Skin facts & figures:
Measuring 1.5 to 2 square metres, it is the largest human organ

Weighing up to 10 kilograms (hypodermis, dermis and epidermis), it is also the heaviest

The skin's functions:
Temperature regulation, Protection from sun and germs

Senses touch, pain and temperature, Waste elimination

Plays a role in homeostasis, the self-regulation of the natural inner balance of human beings