Fingernails grow about 0.1mm per day. Fingernails grow faster than toenails and grow faster in the summer than in winter.
Melanocytes are the cells that help give our skin color. Everyone has the same number of melanocytes. Skin color is due to the activity of the melanocytes not their number.
A normal skin cycle is 28 days. That means your skin renews itself almost every month. It usually takes at least 2-3 skin cycles of using a skin treatment product to notice a change in your skin.
Melanoma is the most common cancer for people who are 25-29 years old.
The skin contains proteins called keratins.
We have about 3 million sweat pores in our skin. We sweat when our body gets overheated. We feel a cooling sensation when that sweat evaporates.
Your skin has three layers:
Epidermis (Dead & Waterproof)
Dermis (Hair & Sweat Glands)
Subcutis (Fat & Large Blood Vessels)
One American dies from melanoma about every hour.
Antiperspirants usually are salts that plug a hair follicle to prevent sweating. Deodorants are cosmetics that mask body odor.
Body hair will grow for about 2-6 years. You normally shed about 100 hairs per day.
Sweat does not normally smell. Bacteria that live on our skin creates the odor.
Skin accounts for around 15% of your body weight.
The average persons skin covers about 2 square meters.
The thinnest skin on your body is found on your eyelids - Only 0.02mm thick!
The skin is the largest organ of the body.
About 85% of people suffer from acne at some point in their lives.
About half of the dust in your home is made of shedded skin cells.
Your skin is constantly shedding; about 30,000-40,000 cells per minute or 9 pounds per year!
1 in 5 people will have skin cancer.