With a surface area of one and a half to two square metres, skin (Latin: cutis) is the largest and, at ten to twelve kilograms, also the heaviest of our organs. It encloses the body, affords protection, keeps us warm and allows us to feel pain. It is a sensory organ and an organ of the metabolic system in one.
Correspondingly, the structure of the skin is complex to enable it to fulfil its many and diverse tasks. Skin is composed of three layers:
- Epidermis: This is the visible, protective surface layer of the skin that is covered in corneocytes (horny cells) and gives us our finely developed sense of touch.
- Dermis: In this layer, sometimes called the true skin, we find numerous blood and lymph vessels. The hair roots are also located here.
- Subcutis: The underlying layer of skin, the subcutis, contains the sebaceous and sweat glands, which mainly store energy and warmth in the form of fat.
The skin possesses marvellous powers of regeneration, renewing itself every 28 days. You can see this for yourself: for example, how long does it take your skin to heal after a scratch?
Healthy skin is constantly restructuring itself. New cells are formed and rise, over the course of a month, to the surface. There they die and are shed as flakes of skin. If the skin is injured this process is disrupted. Usually our skin as an organ possesses sufficient powers of self-regulation to ensure that the wound heals well. However, occasionally this process leaves an unsightly scar. Whether a scar remains or not depends on the extent of the wound, the age of the patient, the condition of the skin and the area affected.
Help for scars
Would you like to prevent scars? Apply WALA Narben Gel* to cuts, burns or acne, or use it after operations or severe inflammation of the skin. With its smoothing and regenerative substances derived from nature it helps in several ways:
- It helps prevent proliferation of scar tissue
- It gently and lastingly breaks up hard scar tissue
- It encourages repair and restructuring of damaged tissue
WALA Narben Gel contains essential oil of rosemary (Rosmarini aetheroleum) as well as extracts of arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis), Solomon’s seal (Polygonatum odoratum) and onion (Allium cepa). For older scars: rub WALA Narben Gel into the scar tissue twice daily. This will gradually but effectively soften hardened tissue.
For more information please refer to our booklet “Injuries of the skin”.
Required product information for WALA Narben Gel
Indications according to the anthroposophical understanding of human beings and nature. These include: stimulation of the structuring anabolic forces in scar, granuloma (nodule-like change) and keloid formations of the skin.
For information on risks and side-effects please read the pack insert and ask your doctor or pharmacist.