Sarah (LFAS-Junior)

More about the skin

Sarah (LFAS-Junior)
On my last post I directed my attention on the more minor parts of the integumentary system - the hair and nails. This post I will be paying more attention to the skin. When you are young, your skin fits snug and grows with you. After age 25 your skin becomes less flexible and wrinkles and creases start to appear. Why do people have different coloured skin? Melanin is what gives skin and hair it's colour. Everyone has about the same amount of cells that make melanin, but the cells of darker...Read More...
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Skin, hair and nails

Sarah (LFAS-Junior)
On my last post, I focused more on the impact of sun on skin. This post I will be concentrating on the integumentary system in general. About the Hair You lose about 40-120 strands of hair a day. Your hair grows approximately half an inch every month. The most common hair type is straight, the second most common is wavy hair, and the least common is curly. The typical hair colour is black, and the rarest hair colour is red. Whether you have straight hair or curly hair, it depends on the...Read More...
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How is skin affected by the sun?

Sarah (LFAS-Junior)
Your skin is the largest organ in your body. It has two layers called the Epidermis and below that is the Dermis. The two main reasons we have skin is it protects us and controls our body temperature. The sun's rays contain a variety of different forms of radiation. These are visible light, infrared and ultraviolet rays. One type of UV ray called UVB can harm the DNA in epidermal cells and can cause skin cancer. Fun Facts: Getting sun burned just once every two years can triple your chance...Read More...
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People respond to disabilities in different ways.Some react negatively and thus their quality life is negatively affected.Others chose to focus on their life's abilities as opposed to their disabilities and continue to live a productive life.There are several factors that affect the impact of disabilities as an individual.The following are the factors; 1.The nature of the disability 2.The individual personality. 3.The meaning on the disability to the individual. C ategorizing disability...Read More...
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