10 facts about skin, you never know about

Did you know?

  1. The scientific name of skin is Cutaneous Membrane.
  2. Skin is actually an organ. In fact, it is the largest organ in human body.
  3. The skin renews itself at a regular interval of time.
  4. Skin sheds 30,000 to 40,000 dead cells per minute.
  5. An average human sheds 9 pounds of dead skin cells in one year!
  6. Dead skin cells from humans makes up 1 billion tons of total dust found in Earth’s atmosphere.
  7. 15% of the total body weight comes from the skin.
  8. Of the total dust found in home, half is actually made of dead skin cells.
  9. In hot weather conditions, sweat glands in skin can produce up to 3 gallons of sweat in a day.
  10. Skin is thickest on feet (1.4mm) and thinnest on eyelids (0.2mm)