The Integumentary system— your skin— is the largest organ of your body. Though we typically think of the skin as simply a “blanket” or “covering” that keeps our body parts from being exposed to the elements, the skin is far more than that…
In fact, it’s one of the most fascinating systems of all. And, as we’ve learned when studying the previous body systems, the health of this one is highly connected to the health (or un-health) of the others.
Dr. Jim Bob empowers you to understand the skin you're in with 7 videos, 32 minutes approximate run time
and functions of your skin.
👉 Your skin absorbs nutrients. That is, your skin is full of holes— it’s porous. That means molecules from helpful products like essential oils can move onto your skin and into your body. And, it means that harmful chemicals can do the same.
👉 Your skin is the first line of immune defense. When we studied the immune system, we learned that your immune system functions like a medieval castle— full of layers and layers of protection. Your skin is that first layer, the outer wall of the castle.
👉 Your skin rebuilds quickly. That is, the cells regenerate. This outer layer is constantly in motion, healing itself so that it can help you the most.
In the second video, Dr. Jim Bob outlines some common mishaps that occur with the integumentary system…
😬 This system is subject to abrasions and burns— it’s that outer layer that gets hit first by items and the elements.
😬 This system can also dry out, become brittle, and even tear…
JB outlines four common issues we face with our skin- and he talks about how to move through them and towards greater levels of health.
Before discussing the best oils and supplements for skin support, we talk abbot lifestyle factors related to skin health.
🤷♂️ Did you know that your hydration matters here?
🤷♂️ And did you know that good fats enhance your skin whereas— no surprises here— sugar harms it?
Where as we often look at “quick fixes,” things like lotions and potions and even essential oils or beauty serums, wiping something ON your skin without addressing what happens IN your body is akin to…
… well, we discuss what THAT is like in video 4.
“You’re just putting lipstick on a pig!”
Ever heard that?
Or— “You’re just polishing a poop!”
Now, Dr. Jim Bob doesn’t like you or me or anyone else to a pig, but he uses a few common quotes— like those— to show us the obvious…
“If you work on the outside of your body without working on the inside, you’ll find yourself chasing your tale.”
Here’s why— gut health affects skin health. That is, a healthy gut creates healthy skin.
So, if you see someone with skin issues, 99% of the time that’s revealing something happening in the stomach.
In this video, although everyone is focused on the shell (when it comes to beauty), he talks about “doing skin health” from the inside-out.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a JB video course unless we broke down the best essential oils to support healthy skin. In this video he lists eleven…
(Don’t worry, you don’t need to rush out and purchase all eleven right now!)
… and, as part of the eleven he references TWO you already have in the Essential Oils Premium Starter Kit, two you can combine together to make a skin serum that works wonders…
(So long as you remember to continue supporting your skin from the “inside-out” by taking care of your gut!)
You’ll notice lots of similarities between the supplements recommended for skin health and the supplements recommended for digestive support. You’ll see that, again, when you support one part of your body, you empower them all…
This one is important…
You’ll see (again) that you don’t have to break the bank in order to live well.
In the final— and shortest video— of the course, Dr. Jim Bob offers a pro tip for people interested in beauty products. You won’t want to miss this one. And, after you understand the integumentary system (which, guaranteed, you will), you’ll know exactly what to use and why…
It’s all in the 9th course of The Body Workshop!