15 Fun Facts About The Skin You're In

There's more to your skin than you may think. Check out these fun facts about skin!

1. The skin is the largest organ in the body.

2. The thickest skin is found on the bottom of your feet.

3. You lose between 20-100 hairs a day.

4. 50% of the dust in your home is actually dead skin (Ewwww).

5. Lipids are fats that keep the outer skin layer moist and healthy. Lipids can be destroyed by harsh detergents and alcohol.

6. Skin color is the result of a protein called melanin. Cells called melanocytes produce and distribute the melanin.

7. About 7% of skin cells are melanocytes.

8. It takes up to 6 months for babies to develop their permanent skin tone.

9. The average adult has nearly 21 square feet of skin that contains over 11 miles of blood vessels.

10. Your skin has its own bacterial microbiome of over 1,000 species and over 1,000,000,000,000 individual bacteria.

11. Sweat has no odor, it’s the bacteria that causes body odor.

12. Every 28 days your skin renews itself.

13. Skin accounts for approximately 15% of your body weight.

14. Every inch of your skin has elasticity and strength in exact proportion for the part of the body it covers. For example, the skin covering your hands is different from the skin on your stomach.

15. Approximately 1 in 20 adult women experience blemish prone or acne related skin conditions, as opposed to 1 in 100 adult men.