About Your Skin Your skin is a big deal. Literally. Your skin is the largest organ of your body and the average person's skin covers an area of 2 square meters. When you think about your organs, usually internal organs like your kidneys, liver or heart come to mind. However, your skin is your largest organ and its #1 job is to protect against external factors from your internal organs. It also helps regulate your body temperature and protects your muscles and bones. Some skin conditions might seem mild, while others could interfere with your everyday activities, or even become life-threatening. Regular skin checks by a board-certified dermatologist can save your life. Reasons to See a Dermatologist Your skin changes as you age, so it is important to take care of it during every stage of life. Dermatologists provide care and treatment options to improve the look, feel and health of your skin. Schedule an appointment with a provider to discuss any concerns and preventive measures to protect your skin.