Gallery: Amazing Natural Packaging Design: Human Skin!

 

Many of us don’t give our skin much thought — except when it seems to betray us. Teenage acne, painful sunburns, scratchy winter dryness and mosquito bites alert us whenever our body’s largest organ is uncomfortable or misbehaving. But these superficial concerns tend to make us forget how the very top layer of our skin is an amazing example of Mother Nature’s brilliant design plan; it is our first defense against, well, everything. From protecting the body from germs and viruses to keeping us warm and cool and cushioning our interior organs, our skin is one of nature’s most brilliant packaging designs – read on for a closer look!

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5 Comments

  1. davidbrodeur February 18, 2011 at 11:14 am

    It can be easy to take for granted, but it’s so important. Interesting stuff.

  2. Diane Pham February 18, 2011 at 11:09 am

    interesting piece. go skin!

  3. Jasmin Malik Chua February 18, 2011 at 11:04 am

    Yay skin!

  4. Rebecca Paul February 18, 2011 at 11:02 am

    Whoa this is amazing

  5. Yuka Yoneda February 18, 2011 at 11:00 am

    Skin is a fascinating thing.

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