Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Interesting Facts About The Skin

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The skin is an amazing organ of the body that performs a multitude of functions. Yet we neglect and take our skin for granted. It protects the body against damaging sunlight, infections, harmful chemicals and many more. It contains so many nerve endings that report to the brain important information about our environment.

The following interesting facts about the skin will change your attitude towards your skin.

Facts About Skin

Ø  Skin is the largest organ in the Human Body

Ø  Smoking, stress and poor diet have a negative effect on skin health and appearance

Ø  The appearance and texture of the skin may indicate other health problems

Ø  The skin of an adult contains about 72 kilometers of nerves and more than about 18 kilometers of blood vessels.

Ø  When the outer skin absorbs water and swell, your fingers and toes wrinkles

Ø  Scar tissues differ from normal skin tissues. They appear discoloured and lack sweat gland and hair.

Ø  About 90 percent of the visible changes attributed to aging are caused by the sun

Ø  Our skin loses about 30,000 to 40,000 dead cells every minute

Ø  Another interesting fact about the skin is that every 5 square centimeters of skin has about 20 blood vessels, 600 sweat glands, 60,000 melanocytes ( ie melanin producing cells) and more than 1000 nerve endings.

Ø  An adult skin is on average of 2 square metres in size

These interesting facts about the skin are meant to help us cherish and appreciate our skin better by taking proper care of it. Take good care of your skin and you will have that youthful look you desire.  

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