The science behind the largest and fastest-growing organ of our body is detailed in The Remarkable Life of the Skin by Dr. Monty Lyman. How does our diet affect our skin? What makes the skin age? And why can’t we tickle ourselves? We see it, touch it and ponder upon these questions once in a while.
It’s a habitat for a mesmerizing complex world of micro-organisms and physical functions that are vital to our health and our survival. It’s also one of the first things people see about us and is crucial to our sense of identity. And yet how much do we really know about it?
Through the lenses of science, sociology, and history, Dr. Monty Lyman leads us on a journey across our most underrated and unexplored organ and reveals how the skin is far stranger and more complex than you’ve ever imagined.