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Sunscreen Alton IL

Sunscreen protects your skin from sunburn. See below for local retailers in Alton that provide access to water-resistant sunscreen, UVA protection, and UVB protection, as well as advice and content on sun exposure, SPF, the UV index, and the recommended re-application frequency of sunscreen.

Penney J C Co Inc
(618) 463-9595
150 Homer M Adams Pkwy
Alton, IL
Jcpenney Co Inc
(618) 465-1950
Alton Sq
Alton, IL
Sears Auto Center
(618) 463-8195
260 E Center Dr
Alton, IL
Jc Penney Optical Center
(618) 463-3767
150 Alton Square Mall Dr
Alton, IL
Dollar General Stores
(618) 254-8335
227 E Gate Plz
Wood River, IL
Dollar General Stores
(618) 466-1733
504 W Delmar Ave
Alton, IL
Big Lots
(618) 462-0174
1751 Homer M Adams Pkwy
Alton, IL
Famous-Barr Co
(618) 463-4100
100 Alton Sq
Alton, IL
Target Stores
(618) 465-4950
300 Homer M Adams Pkwy
Alton, IL
Glik's Dept Stores
(618) 259-7841
618 Berkshire Blvd
East Alton, IL

Functions Of The Skin

Functions of the Skin

The skin has several important functions.

  1. It provides a protective barrier, defending the body from all outside environmental influences, including extremes in temperature and exposure to disease organisms such as harmful bacteria and infections, wind and ultraviolet rays from sunshine. 

  2. It acts as a thermostat, retaining heat or cooling you down with sweat.

  3. It acts as a waste disposal. Certain waste is expelled from your body 24 hours a day through your skin in the form of excess water, toxins and carbon dioxide.

  4. It is important in body processes such as respiration, and metabolism.

  5. It provides you with a sense of touch to help you communicate with the outside world.

  6. It responds to sudden changes in emotions.

  7. The skin is the body's main organ of sexual attraction.

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Skin Care