Did you know our skin is the largest and fastest growing organ in our body? It helps us to stay warm in cold weather and also helps keep us cool in the heat. It’s our first line of defense when it comes to staying healthy and fighting off illness and disease. We don’t really think about all it does for us daily. Here are some cool facts about your skin that you may not even know.
- Our skin has 3 layers: Epidermis, Dermis, and Hypodermis (Subcutis)
- The Epidermis is our outer layer of skin. It ‘s basically our protection layer.
- The Dermis is home to our glands and hair follicles.
- Our Hypodermis has a layer of fat for our bodies to burn up as fuel, and provides cushion/insulation too.
- Helps with the preservation of our organs and internal fluids
- Langerhan Cells (in our epidermis) can alert our body of viruses
- Secretes oil (that contains bacteria) to flight off disease
- Thickest skin on our body is 1.4 mm deep (found on our feet)
- Thinnest skin on our body is 0.022 mm (found on our eyelids)
- Every minute of skin sheds more than 30,000 dead cells every minute
- Our skin contains more than 11 miles of Blood Vessels
- Skin can account for 15% of your weight and weighs an average of 8-10 lbs
- Measures an average of 22 sq. ft.
- Our skin is waterproof!
These are just some of the amazing things that our skin does for us everyday. What we put in our body helps to determine our health and wellness. In the same way, a large percent of what we put on our skin gets absorbed into our bodies. So, be careful about the products that you use. Make sure they are good professional products. Your skin health is something you don’t want to skimp on. We all need different products to make our skin thrive, glow, and be at it’s best possible health. Feel free to speak with one of our skin care specialists for recommendations on which products are best for your specific skin needs.
Not all skin is the same, some people have dry skin while others have oily skin. The tones, colors and textures of our skin vary. Regardless of the differences of our skin we all have one thing in common: we need to take care of it properly and we should make it a high priority to do so!
If we take care of our skin the right way it will function properly and look its best for life.
Remember to take care of your skin, and your skin will help take care of you!