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Skin Facts

Updated: Sep 16, 2021

🟪Your skin is the largest organ on your body.

🟪Your skin makes up about 15% of your total body weight.

🟪The average adult has nearly 21 square feet of skin that contains over 11 miles of blood vessels.

🟪A single square inch of skin has about 300 sweat glands.

🟪The thickest skin is found on your feet and the thinnest area of skin are your eyelids.

🟪Your skin renews itself every 28 days and sheds about 9 pounds of dead skin cells every year.

🟪Some of the dust in your home may actually be dead skin.

🟪Your skin has nerves that are connected to your muscles to help you react more quickly to extreme temperature or pain.

🟪Changes in your skin can often be a sign of a medical condition or changes in your body health.

🟪There are five types of receptors in the skin that respond to pain and touch.

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