As a continuation of our first installment on skin knowledge, we’ve gathered up some interesting facts about skin. Enjoy!
Fact: The skin’s thinnest area on the human body – the eyelids.
Fact: The average person shed 1.5 pounds of dead skin cells every year! (that’s kind of gross)
Fact: Dust is not mostly made of dead skin cells.
Fact: The skin is the body’s largest organ.
Fact: There are five main types of receptors in the skin that respond to touch
Fact: In visually impaired individuals, the brain’s visual cortex gets rewired to respond to stimuli through touch as well as sound.
Fact: The average person has between 8-10 pounds of skin.
Fact: Your skin contains approximately 11 miles of blood vessels.
Fact: There are two genetic conditions in which people do not develop finger prints!
Fact: The average person has around 300 million skin cells.
Fact: The Laser Center of Maryland offers a free skin consultation complete with Visia photographic analysis of your skin health. Come and see us to find out what shape your skin is in. Call 410-544-4600.