Fun Facts about the Skin
Skin is one of the best gifts of nature to us, a magic garment which is soft, waterproof, strong and self repairing. It is not just to cover up the internal organs and look beautiful; it does a lot more than that. With a layer of fat present underneath, it regulates body temperature and protects internal delicate organs. It also restricts foreign particles like germs, bacteria and dust from entering our body.
Along with that skin produces oils and wax which works as a natural moisturizer. The sweat, which is produced by the sweat glands present in the skin, helps to maintain the temperature of the body by evaporation, not only this, it also secretes waste products, out of the body.
It might be surprising to know that, Vitamin D is essential to digest milk. It is manufactured by skin through sunlight. Some similar interesting facts about our little known SKIN are as follows:
- A human skin is replaced about 1000 times over a life time.
- The skin on the palm has no melanin and hair (Melanin is a substance that gives skin and hair its color).
- Skin swells when it absorbs water, hence, it is best to put moisturizer on after getting out of water to hold all that moisture in.
- Seventy percent of the dust in our home consists of shed human skin.
- In a lifetime the average person sheds enough skin cells to fill an entire 2-floor house.
- Our skin sheds around 30,000 to 40,000 dead skin cells every minute. Hence, it is very important to exfoliate the skin to keep it glowing. Therefore good cleansing, peeling and body scrub are quite some essentials in the skin care ritual.