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Skin facts worth knowing. Part 3

Posted by Melinda Fick on

Skin facts worth knowing. Part 3

Have you ever wondered how many skin cells we shed daily? Or what it is that determines our different skin tones? If so; keep reading for the answer to these and other skin-related questions. Keratin is a strong protein that forms the dead outer layer of your skin. It is also the main substance that forms your hair and nails. In animals it forms hooves, feathers and horns. New skin cells are formed in your basal skin layer and move upward toward the outer most layer, where they will be shed or rubbed off. In a young person; this journey...

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Skin facts worth knowing. Part 1

Posted by Melinda Fick on

Skin facts worth knowing. Part 1

Get to know your skin a little better with our quick skin facts. 1. Your skin is your body's largest organ. 2. The skin of an average person will cover an area of about 2 m². That is the size of a standard doorway. 3. It makes up about 15% of your body weight. If you weigh 60kg; your skin weighs approximately 9kg. 4. There are 2 types of skin: hairy and glabrous (smooth). 5. Your skin is made up of 3 layers: epidermis, dermis and hypodermis (aka the subcutaneous layer). 6. The epidermis forms the outer layer and is...

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