Skin Facts

Skin Facts

Skin Facts

Posted by Chique | February 14, 2017 | Facts, Skin Care
Skin Facts

Skin Facts

Baby Skin

Skin is the largest organ of the body, skin measures about 1 mm thick when you’re born, and grows to about 2 mm thick, by adulthood, as you age, skin thins and becomes more sensitive to sun damage.

Some facts:

  • It is the largest organ in your body and protects your body from damage. An average adult’s skin spans 21 square feet, weighs nine pounds, and contains more than 11 miles of blood vessels.
  • The skin releases as much as three gallons of sweat a day in hot weather.
  • Vitamin D is manufactured in the skin and is essential for digesting milk.
  • Your skin comes into contact with over 150 different chemicals every day; many of which are absorbed through the skin.
  • In a lifetime the average person sheds enough skin cells to fill an entire 2 story house.
  • The reason our lips are red is because the skin on lips is very thin and the blood vessels show through.
  • Every square inch of the human body has about 19,000,000 skin cells.
  • Skin comes in different colors – the color of someones skin depends on the pigment that is in their skin; people with darker pigment have darker skin. People with darker skin don’t tan as much as people with paler skin, because tanning is the formation of melanin.

 

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