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.
- 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.
- Your skin is the largest organ of the body. It weighs approximately 8lbs.
- The average human being has 21 sq. ft. of skin and about 300 million skin cells.
- 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.
- 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.
- Caffeine, nicotine and alcohol constrict blood vessels and prevent nutrients from feeding the skin, therefore speeding up the aging process.
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.