Skin is the largest organ of the human body. It exists as a barrier for the human body against the external environment, serving as the first line of defense, protecting the body from pathogenic microorganisms, chemicals, and physical factors. Skin also plays a role in thermoregulatory function and immunological processes. When assessing and managing skin conditions, practitioners must consider the physiological processes taking place within.
Skin plays a large factor in maintaining homeostasis of the human body, largely taking place in the stratum corneum (the most superficial layer of the epidermis which consists of 15 to 20 layers of corneocytes). When looking at the corneal layer microscopically, it resembles a brick wall. Corneocytes work as the thick bricks, cemented together with a fatty intracellular matrix as the cement. The health and ultimately the presentation of skin type is largely dependent on the integrity of the barrier, corneocytes, pH, and composition of superficial lipids.
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Breanna Brown is a licensed aesthetician and certified laser technician. Brown is currently pursuing a Master of Business and Science, studying cosmetic science at Rutgers University. She has been in the beauty industry for over eight years, starting as a makeup artist and YouTube beauty and skin care guru. She quickly gained recognition for her knowledge and passion in the industry and has been recognized nationally on “The Steve Harvey Show” as a beauty expert to follow. She specializes in advanced aesthetic treatments, corrective skin care, antiaging treatments, chemical peels, and laser treatments. Brown is an advocate for advanced education in aesthetics and is a recurring keynote speaker at the virtual aesthetic conference, Medspa Mastery. She takes a science-based approach to aesthetics, using her background in cosmetic science and passion for product ingredients to elevate her skills in the treatment room and educate her clients on the importance of ingredients when caring for their skin at home.