Skin Activities

Zach Montandon

The 3 Layers of Skin

The Epidermis, The Dermis, and The Hyperdermis.

The Main Functions of The Skin

The skins main function is to protect the body from disease

causing germs, called pathogens. It also senses its

surroundings, can cool and regulate the temperature of the

body by releasing sweat from sweat glands, it also produces

vitamin D, when exposed to the sun.


Acne, medically known as Acne Vulgaris, is a skin disease that involves the oil glands at the base of hair follicles. It commonly occurs during puberty when the sebaceous (oil) glands come to life - the glands are stimulated by male hormones produced by the adrenal glands of both males and females.

How to treat It:

  • Start conservatively, with 5 percent gel or lotion once a day (such as after you wash your face to go to bed).
  • After one week, increase use to twice a day if you are not using another medication.
  • If your acne is not better after 4 to 6 weeks, try a 10 percent solution. It is now available over-the-counter (without a doctor's prescription). Be sure to get the pure form: you may want to ask the pharmacist for the type that used to be available by prescription only.