The skin contains proteins called keratins.
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.
Your skin has three layers:
Epidermis (Dead & Waterproof)
Dermis (Hair & Sweat Glands)
Subcutis (Fat & Large Blood Vessels)
The average persons skin covers about 2 square meters.
About 85% of people suffer from acne at some point in their lives.
Body hair will grow for about 2-6 years. You normally shed about 100 hairs per day.
The thinnest skin on your body is found on your eyelids - Only 0.02mm thick!
Antiperspirants usually are salts that plug a hair follicle to prevent sweating. Deodorants are cosmetics that mask body odor.
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.
Skin accounts for around 15% of your body weight.
Your skin is constantly shedding; about 30,000-40,000 cells per minute or 9 pounds per year!
About half of the dust in your home is made of shedded skin cells.
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.
1 in 5 people will have skin cancer.
Fingernails grow about 0.1mm per day. Fingernails grow faster than toenails and grow faster in the summer than in winter.
The skin is the largest organ of the body.
Sweat does not normally smell. Bacteria that live on our skin creates the odor.
One American dies from melanoma about every hour.
Melanoma is the most common cancer for people who are 25-29 years old.