Updated: Feb 25, 2019
What you may not know about your outer layer....
Most of us learned Human Anatomy in school and remember the three layers of our body's largest organ, (the Epidermis, Dermis, and Hypo-dermis) and also how our skin regulates our body temperature, protects us from the elements and is sensitive to sensations.
But did you know that while it also contains special cells called Melancocytes (located in the epidermis) that determines and produces our skin's color, there are other really amazing facts about this remarkable organ we frequently tend to overlook.
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According to Visually's Facts About Skin:
!. The average skin when stretched out is 2 square meters.
2. Skin accounts for around 15% of your body-weight.
3. There are two types of skin. Hairy and Glabrous.
4. Scar tissue lacks hair and sweat glands.
5. The thickest skin is on your feet. ( 1.4mm deep).
6. The thinnest skin is found on your eyelids ( 0.02mm thick).
7. You lose from 20 to 100 hairs a day.
8. Every hair has a small muscle (the Pili) that allows your hair to raise when cold or scared.
9. Every minute, your skin sheds over 30,000 dead cells.
10. Over 50% of the dust in your home is from dead skin cells. Yuck!
11. Lipids are natural fats that keep the outer layer healthy and moisturized.
12. 1 in 110,000 people have albinism (a lack of melanocytes).
13. It takes up to 6 months for a baby to develop their permanent skin tone.
14. For healthy skin you need: Vitamins A, D, C, and E.
15. The glands that produce wax in your ears are specialized sweat glands.
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