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Title:
Healthy skin
Author:
Simons, Rae, 1957-
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Publication Information:
Broomall, PA : Mason Crest, [2014]

©2014
Physical Description:
128 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Summary:
Describes the structure and function of skin; discusses common skin problems, the dangers of sun exposure, and the risks associated with tattoos and piercings; and provides information on practicing good hygiene.
Language:
English
Contents:
Your skin -- Acne -- Itchy rashes and the various skin disorders that cause them -- Bumps and patches : other skin conditions -- When the sun becomes an enemy : protecting yourself against skin cancer -- More ways to care for your skin.
Reading Level:
Grade 7 to 8.

1150 Lexile.
ISBN:
9781422228128

9781422228036
Format :
Book

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Guess what? The body you have now is the only one you'll ever get. That means the same body you have now is the one you'll have when you're thirty-and fifty-and seventy. If you want to keep your body well and strong for a long time, you'll need to take care of it...and keeping your skin healthy is an important way to protect yourself against infection, disease, and aging. Your skin is the interface between your body and the rest of the world. Its nerve endings bring you important messages; it protects your delicate internal organs; and it forms a barrier against harmful substances. What's more, your skin performs functions that are essential to your entire health. And all the while, it's right out there where everyone can see it. Short of hiding inside a big paper bag, there's not much you can do to keep the health of your skin a secret. This book will give you information you need to for your skin, ...by practicing good hygiene that will guard your skin against diseases and infection. ...by protecting yourself from the sun's damaging rays. ...by helping you cope with acne and other skin disorders. If you take care of your skin, you'll betaking care of yourself-for the rest of your life! Book jacket.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 7
1 Your Skinp. 11
2 Acnep. 29
3 Itchy Rashes and the Various Skin Disorders That Cause Themp. 45
4 Bumps and Patches: Other Skin Conditionsp. 63
5 When the Sun Becomes an Enemy Protecting Yourself Against Skin Cancerp. 81
6 More Ways to Care for Your Skinp. 103
Further Readingp. 118
For More Informationp. 119
Glossaryp. 121
Indexp. 125
Picture Creditsp. 127
Biographiesp. 128