Ten Amazing Facts About SkinDon't take your skin for granted - it's an amazing organ and it deserves some serious respect! Here are ten of the most amazing facts about human skin.
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Your skin sheds up to 30,000 to 40,000 dead skin cells *every minute of the day*! That's up to 4kg of skin per year!
Can you imagine if we never took showers what are skin look like? We need to make sure we exfoliate your skin everyday, allowing our new fresh skin to shine through.
We think that cells are important to the world so think you for cells!
So true I went to a science museum and that's kinda what they were saying. I think?
Did you know skin is the largest organ in our body? It can weigh up to 3.5 kgs and cover 2 square metres! What's more, it makes up about 16% of our body weight.
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I think that this answer is great! Really helps
My dad just asked me whats the biggest body organ and I got it right. - SamuiNeko
What's more, electric impulses travel at a speed of almost 250 mph through those nerves.
Great page of information and facts! I have a skin project due on Thursday, and we had to include 10 interesting facts! That's nine facts down, 1 to go!
That's amazing. I never knew the nerves laid out extended that far. That's from Salt Lake City to Orem
In a lifetime the average person sheds enough skin cells to fill an entire two story house.
The average human being has about 300 million skin cells. There are an incredible 19 million skin cells on every square inch of our body!
Every month, the entire outer surface of your skin is replaced - a 'new you' every four weeks! That's almost 1, 000 new skins in a lifetime!
An average human has 100000 hair follicles on the head- and the number varies according your natural hair colour. Natural blondes have the most hairs, at around 140,000, while redheads tend to have about 80 to 90, 000. Brunettes lie somewhere in the middle.
What does that have to do with skin
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Your body needs to keep a certain temperature in order to live - skin is a protective layer and traps heat in our body and is able to release heat if needed.