Skin is the thin layer of tissue covering the body. The skin is exposed to the surrounding environment and it communicates with the body, consequently it reacts both to external and internal infections. Because of that, the skin is affected in various ways, developing acne, for instance, which consists of smaller or bigger pimples caused by bacteria or by other factors, located in the cutaneous glands or in the follicles. This sick condition is a consequence of unhealthy alimentation and poor hygiene; preserved, fat or roasted food; excess or want of dairies, meat and sugar. Both liver and the kidneys work to cleanse the body of toxins but, when germs and bacteria are in great number, the skin is affected. The failure to eliminate the bacteria will result in this affection, called acne. Acne develops on the face, chest, back and shoulders. Normally, its various forms are related to the growth process, but sometimes already aged people have this disease and are left with permanent scars.
Psoriasis is another chronic skin disease, in which the body produces more skin cells than necessary. This disease is characterized by thickened, dry and red spots and desquamation. Two point five percent of the Earth’s population suffers from this disease. The disease is caused by toxins, unhealthy food, bad function of the liver and, last but not least, of genetic inheritance. Stress makes this disease worse; any part of the body may be affected, but most often it’s the hands, head, ears, knees and genitals that suffer. Similarly, the aspect of the nails may alter, too, developing creaks and deformities. The disease may also manifest itself by swollen joints.