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                                              Human Skin Facts

Skin is the largest organ of human body and equally complex and diverse. It makes up about 16% of our total body weight. It contains a protein called Keratin that is also found in our nails and hair. An average human being has over 300 million skin cells. Human skin acts as a waterproof insulating shield and protects our body from various factors like extreme temperatures, damaging sunlight, harmful chemicals etc. It also prevents different infections. Thousands of microscopic living mites call our skin home. They are actually essential in keeping your skin nice and healthy.

Quick Facts: –

  • We have at least five types of receptors in our skin that respond to pain and touch.
  • An average human being sheds up to 30,000 to 40,000 dead skin cells every minute.
  • Human skin has three different layers: – Epidermis, dermis and hypodermis.
  • Epidermis is the topmost layer and does not contain blood vessels.
  • Dermis is the middle layer and actually has two layers.
  • Hypodermis is the deepest layer of the skin. It helps in cushioning internal organs and insulating the body.
  • The amount of a pigment, named as melanin determines your skin colour.
  • A large amount of dust in your house is your dead skin cells.
  • Human skin releases as much as 3 gallons of sweat in a single day in hot weather.
  • Fetuses start developing fingerprints after three months’ gestation.
  • Taking long hot showers is not good for your skin as the oils in your skin are softened and then easily washed away.
  • Moles are normal parts of the skin. They can be flat or raised.
  • Human skin renews itself in every 28 days.


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