The skin is the largest organ of the body (about 20 sq feet in an adult) and is exposed to many potentially harmful conditions caused by sun, infection and other injury. It protects us from the elements and bacteria, helps regulate our body temperature and allows the sensations of touch, heat and cold. It is made up of three layers plus blood vessels, sebaceous glands which help to prevent it drying out, sweat glands, hair follicles, elastin, collagen and keratin. Skin is prone to excesses of dryness or oiliness, insect bites, infections and injury. Potentially serious problems should be assessed by a Doctor but look at our range of natural, plant based creams and insect repellents to keep your skin healthy.