15 Facts You didn’t Know about Your Skin
Undoubtedly, the skin is one of the important parts of our body and to maintain its health and beauty, various concepts may be unknown to many of us.
You may think you’ve got the hang of taking care of it, but how much do you know about it? Today we will surprise you with some facts about your skin that you may not have known before. Some of this information will be interesting to you.
1. Skin is the largest organ of your body
Your skin is 22 square feet, making it significantly larger than your second largest organ, the liver. It usually makes up about 16% of the total body weight.
2. It starts aging from the age of 20
If you associate aging with turning 40 or 50, we have some bad news for you. Once you hit 25, your collagen levels begin to slowly decline, which may lead to sagging skin and the onset of fine lines. Antioxidants like vitamin C can help keep it young and healthy.
3. Sleeping may cause wrinkles
Sleep is good for you – it helps your body repair and rebuild. However, if you sleep on your side or stomach, you may be putting pressure on your face, which can contribute to wrinkles.
4. It has three layers
We always talk about the skin as if it is only one layer, but it is made up of three layers. Epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis.
5. Helps regulate temperature
Your skin can regulate temperature through its blood supply. When your blood vessels dilate, this organ allows heat to be lost, known as sweating, and when your blood vessels constrict, it helps conserve heat.
6. Dark spots appear on your skin
It is important to use a broad-spectrum SPF of 15 or higher starting in your teens and 20s. Sunspots can appear quickly on this part of your body and increase with more sun exposure, making them more difficult to eliminate.
7. We lose thousands of skin cells every minute
An incredible 30,000 to 40,000 rpm – wow!
8. It has different levels of thickness
Your eyelids have the thinnest skin, while your palms and feet make up the thickest part.
9. You can change the skin type
Even if you’ve had the same skin type all your life, things like hormonal imbalances, weather changes, and age can cause your skin to change from one type to another.
10. Genetics does not determine the aging of your skin
Many people attribute the speed at which their skin ages to their genetics, but it has been found that external factors play a large role in its aging. Sun exposure can account for almost 90% of premature aging, and other factors such as pollution and smoking can contribute to the aging of this organ.
11. It has about 2 million nerves
The skin has various sensors that help to recognize environmental reactions.
12. Accepts all types of microbes
The skin is an environment where various microbes are present, including beneficial microbes that help maintain its environmental balance.
13. It is renewed every 28 days
Over time, older skin cells move closer to the skin’s surface and then shed, replaced by new skin cells.
14. It contains billions of hair follicles
There are about 5 million to 25 million hairs on the adult skin.
15. It plays an important role in the production of vitamin D
By interacting with sunlight, the skin produces vitamin D, which is essential for bone health.
Visit a dermatologist
If the problem of eyelash loss is severe, it is recommended to consult a skin and hair specialist. They can introduce you to specific tips and products to solve this problem.
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