10 Interesting Facts About Your Skin

You may not think about it, but your skin is one of the most impor­tant organs in your body. It helps to pro­tect you from the envi­ron­ment, reg­u­lates body tem­per­a­ture, and it allows your body to feel. Here are 10 facts about your skin.

  1. Your skin is made up of three lay­ers. The epi­der­mis, which is the most out­er lay­er of the skin, the der­mis which is the mid­dle lay­er. And the sub­cu­ta­neous lay­er which is the inner most layer. 
  2. Your skin is the largest organ of the body. It weighs approx­i­mate­ly 8lbs.
  3. The aver­age human being has 21 sq. ft. of skin and about 300 mil­lion skin cells. 
  4. Col­la­gen is what deter­mines how smooth your skin is. Exer­cise increas­es blood flow of nutri­ents and water to the skin’s sur­face, mak­ing col­la­gen thicker.
  5. Your skin renews itself every 28 days. As you age, your skin takes longer to renew. That’s why it is rec­om­mend­ed that you exfo­li­ate and sup­ple­ment your skin’s renew­al process with micro­der­mabra­sion, derma­plan­ing and peels. 
  6. Caf­feine, nico­tine and alco­hol con­strict blood ves­sels and pre­vent nutri­ents from feed­ing the skin, there­fore speed­ing up the aging process.
  7. Going to bed with make­up on can age your skin up to sev­en times faster than nor­mal. Tox­ins and pol­lu­tants remain on the skin if you do not cleanse each night. So don’t for­get to wash your face nightly!
  8. The skin on your mouth is 200 times more respon­sive than your fin­ger­prints. It is fac­tu­al that lips are high on the scale of most sen­si­tive body parts. Oily skin is more prone to break­outs, but less prone to wrinkles. 
  9. Skin col­or is caused by melanin which also pro­tects from UV rays. 

If you have any con­cerns about your skin, see a Belleza Estheti­cian or DMG Dermatologist. 

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