Skin, hair and nails are valued highly as traits of beauty, however, they are incredibly important for the healthy maintenance of the body. While it may be the most physically appealing body system, the integumentary system [which includes skin, hair, nails, glands and nerve endings], receives the most exposure to infection, disease and injury because it is the protective barrier against sun, wind, cold, heat, bacteria and physical trauma. Proper elimination of toxins happen through the liver and the bowels. However, if these organs cannot carry out the functions properly, or are overburdened from a poor diet of Rich, oily foods and sweets, the skin becomes an additional means of elimination. With this added work, skin problems like acne are more likely to occur. The skin keeps the body from dehydrating and keeps its temperature constant. The skin consists of several layers. The primary function of hair is protection. Nails are tightly-packed, hardened cells of the epidermis that form a solid cover to protect the ends of the fingers and toes from injury.