Interesting Facts About Skin!

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Posted April 24, 2012

Here at Planet Beach, we know first hand the importance of maintaining healthy, beautiful skin. We will always continue to provide products and services that better the lives of each and every individual! We are so happy to see great success stories, before and after shots, and overall lifestyle comments about how people genuinely feel better about themselves! Nothing makes us feel happier.

Skincare is a complex subject for starters! As you know, there are millions of products out there that do this and that, all ranging from a few dollars to a few hundred dollars! There are endless choices, but none of which tell you the interesting facts about the most intimate layer of clothing you have, your skin!

The skin is the largest organ in the body and weighs 12 – 15% of the total body weight.

There are 2 different types of skin

  • Glaborous skin which is non hairy (i.e. soles of feet and palms of hands)
  • Hairy skin

The average human being has 21 sq ft of skin and about 300 million skin cells.

The skin is constantly renewing itself from the bottom up and takes 52 – 77 days to shed cells.

Humans shed about 600,000 particles of skin every hour – about 1.5 pounds a year. By 70 years of age, an average person will have lost 105 pounds of skin. Wow!

Each half square inch of skin has approx 10 hairs, 15 sebaceous glands, 100 sweat glands, 3.2 feet of tiny blood vessels.

There are 45 miles of nerves in the skin of a human being. That is longer than my commute to work!

Seventy percent of the dust in your home consists of shed human skin. Those dust bunnies are not cute.

Goose bumps are actually little pimples that help retain a layer of warm air over our body.

Big, big, crazy fact: globally, dead skin accounts for about a billion tons of dust in the atmosphere. Wow!

As you can see, our skin plays a huge part in our overall health. Our skin works overtime to keep us healthy, thank your skin by giving yourself a big hug and giving it the nutrients it needs to take even better care of you!

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Skin facts derived from Good Skin Health


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