Interesting Skin Facts
January 25, 2015 | Posted by highervis
I love my skin and I hope you love yours too! It keeps us put together in a beautiful package, protects our skeletal system and organs, and is one of our first defense systems. If you think about it, it’s really one of the first things that people see when they look at you. If you are like me and interested in facts that may come up in a handy in a game of trivia or impress someone in a conversation, then here are some really interesting skin facts about your skin.
Here are 15 interesting skin facts:
- The skin is the bodies largest organ
- A square inch of the human body has approximately 19,000,000 skin cells and up to 300 sweat glands
- The thinnest skin on the body is around the eye and the eyelid (approx. .002mm thick), the thickest part of skin is on the soles of your feet (approx. 1.4mm thick)
- The skin contains a pigment known as melanin. The darker skin has more melanin, less melanin makes it lighter.
- There are at least five types of receptors in the skin that respond to pain and to touch
- Your skin helps to regulate body temperature if you have goose bumps, they are little bumps that helps keep a layer of warm air over your body
- The skin releases as much as three gallons of sweat a day in hot weather. The areas that don’t sweat are the nail bed, the margins of the lips, the tip of the penis, and the eardrums
- An average adult’s skin spans 21 square feet, weighs nine pounds, and contains more than 11 miles of blood vessels
- Your skin protects the body against invasion of bacteria and other foreign objects
- A Callous forms when you rub or put pressure constantly on one area of skin. A callous is just thick, tough skin that helps protect you from damage. Look at the hands of someone who plays the guitar, as they will often have lots of callouses on their hands
- Every minute of every day of your life, you lose 30,000 to 40,000 dead skin cells from your epidermis. This equals about 9 pounds of dead skin cells every year
- Scar tissue lacks hair and sweat glands
- Every inch of your skin has a specific strength and stretchiness for where it is located on the body
- Your skin renews itself every 28 days
- Your skin is made up of three layers.
- The Epidermis is the outer layer
- The Dermis is the middle layer
- The Subcutaneous is the inner layer
So how many skin facts did you know and did you learn any new interesting skin facts to share with your friends? We hope you share these skin facts as your skin plays an important role in your life, without it, we would all just be hanging out! If you love your skin like we do, you are sure to love what J Bio Serums will do for your skin!
Always remember that you are loved and thought of, that we care about you and we want you to be happy with your skin.