Your Skin is More Interesting Than You Think!
Posted on Jan 12, 2017 2017-10-07T06:10:58+00:00 0 Medical Facts Emergency Medical Care
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  The skin is made up of its outermost layer, epidermis, a deeper layer called dermis, as well as subcutaneous tissues. Weighing in at an average of 6 pounds, it is the body’s largest organ. Let’s check out some other neat facts about the body’s protective casing:
  1. If all your skin was stretched out, it would span nearly 20 square feet.
  2. An autoimmune disease called Vitiligo causes the body to attack its own melanocytes, resulting in uneven skin pigmentation and coloring.
  3. The thin skin covering your eyeballs is only about 02 millimetres thick!
  4. There are 4 major receptors in the skin that respond to different kinds of touch.
  5. Over 1,000 species of bacteria reside on your skin - ewww!
  6. The skin is largely responsible for regulating body temperature to keep you more comfortable.
  7. Skin cells that produce melanin are called melanocytes. They are responsible for skin (and eye) coloring.
  8. Your skin sheds about 30,000 dead skin cells a minute!
  9. Your skin cells renew themselves approximately once a month.
  10. Certain types of skin bacteria that mix with sweat are actually to blame for body odor. Sweat in itself is odorless.
  11. Ever wonder how touch works? Receptors in the skin detect vibrations and pressure and transmit those signals to the brain through a network of fibers.
  12. The moist environment provided by certain areas of your skin, such as your belly button, genitals, underarms and between your toes encourages countless types of fungi and bacteria to thrive.
  13. Fat deposits in the subcutaneous tissues lead to dimpled skin called cellulite.
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