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Interesting Facts About Your Skin!

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Interesting Facts About Your Skin!

Your skin is the human body’s largest organ.
Skin accounts for about 15% of your body weight.
The average adult skin weighs approximately 9 lbs.
Your skin is its thickest on your feet (1.4mm) and thinnest on your eyelids (0.2mm).
You renew your skin every 28 days.
When you get a sunburn, it’s not your skin cells being damaged by the sun and dying, it’s your skin cells’ DNA being damaged by the sun and them killing themselves so they don’t turn into cancer
Your skin constantly sheds dead cells, about 30,000 to 40,000 cells every minute.
It is estimated that at least half of the dust in your home is actually dead skin.
Scar tissue lacks hair and sweat glands
Sweat is odorless, it’s the bacteria that produces body odor
Your skin contains more than 1,000 species of bacteria.
On average, 14 types of fungi species grow in between your toes.
It takes 6 months for babies to form their natural skin tone

Dr. Michelle Pennie

Written by : Dr. Michelle Pennie

Board Certified Dermatologist, Fellowship Trained Mohs Surgeon

Dr. Michelle Pennie is a board-certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained Mohs Micrographic surgeon. She completed her undergraduate degree at Dartmouth College, medical school and residency at Emory University and fellowship training with Dr. George Hruza at The Laser & Dermatologic Surgery Center in Chesterfield, Missouri.

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