Caring for the outside of your body is as important as caring for the inside. Your skin plays an important role in insulating the body and is a vital part of your immune system, protecting your body from pathogens. Your body size and shape (image) image is how you think, feel, and perceive about your body. Your face (including its shape, size and color)portrays information about your personality and sexuality, so it’s important to properly care for your face’s appearance.