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Although there are different skin types, the skin can be much more than just a physical line of defense. Acne, rashes, and sunburn are some of the concerns that come to mind when people think about caring for their skin. Although these are important functions, there’s a lot more about skin than most of us don’t realize.
Read on and enjoy the following interesting facts about skin.
- Skin Weight
Weight of the skin in an adult is around 6 pounds and that is about twice than the weight of your brain.
- Skin Statistics
The average adult’s skin is around 21 square feet in area and it contains over 10 miles of blood vessels.
- Skin Cells
You don’t need to worry about the previous point of skin cell loss; we have over 18 million skin cells on every square inch of our body, so losing the odd 35,000 or so will not do you any harm.
- Dead Skin
You can’t see it happening, but your skin loses approximately 35,000 dead skin cells from its surface every minute.
- Skin Condition(s)
- Acne is the most common skin condition in the U.S., affecting 40 to 50 million Americans More than 85 percent of people will experience it at least once in their lives.
- 4 out of 5 teenagers get some form of acne
- 1 out of 20 women suffer from acne
- 1 out of 100 adult men suffer from acne
- Hairless Skin
Palms, soles of the feet and lips are the only areas of skin without a hair follicle
- Skin Shedding
Each minute 41,000 dead skin cells leave your epidermis. This way our body loses 10 pounds annually
- Skin Brushing
Skin brushing been around for centuries and it helps exfoliate skin beautifully, boost circulation, reduce cellulite, aid the immune system, and keep ingrown hairs away.
- Skin Tone
It takes up to 6 months for babies to develop their permanent skin tone
- Skin of your Lips
The skin on your lips is around 200 times more sensitive, than the skin on the end of your fingers. That’s why kissing feels so good
Bonus Fun fact:
It would take a 100 generation for a race to change its skin color. If a black race shifts to a cooler climate or a white race person shifts to a tropical climate, it would take them 100 generations to change their color to adapt to the local environment. So if a black person shifts to Arctic, after a 100 generation his family would be white.