Ten Amazing Facts About Skin

Don'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.

The Top Ten

1 Our Skin Constantly Sheds Cells

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!

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2 Our Skin is the Largest Organ in the Body

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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3 There Are 45 Miles of Nerves In Our Skin

What's more, electric impulses travel at a speed of almost 250 mph through those nerves.

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4 Our Skin Is Responsible for a Lot of Dust

In a lifetime the average person sheds enough skin cells to fill an entire two story house.

5 We Have Millions of Skin Cells

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!

6 Our Skin Rejuvenates Itself

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!

7 Human Heads Are Very Hairy

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.

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8 Skin Renews Itself Every 28 Days.
9 You Shed Enough Skin Your Life to Fill 2 Swimming Pools
10 Skin Gets Its Color from a Pigment Called Melanin

The Contenders

11 Skin Plays a Very Important Part in Regulating the Body Temperature

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.

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