It’s weird that we spend our entire lives in our skin, and yet we may not know that much about it. Here are the facts about the skin you’re in:

  • Skin is the largest organ in (well, on) the human body.
  • The average skin when stretched out is around 2 square meters.
  • Skin is responsible for 15% of your body weight.
  • There are two types of skin: hairy and glabrous.
  • There are three layers: Epidermis, Dermis and Subcutis.
  • The skin on your eyelids is just 0.2mm thick.
  • The thickest skin is on the soles of your feet, at 1.4mm.

Body hair facts:

  • A body hair will grow for 2-6 years.
  • You lose around 20 – 100 hairs a day.
  • Hair is made from a protein called Keratin which also makes up your finger nails.
  • Over 50% of the dust in your house is dead skin.

There’s so much more to our skin, check out the infographic to find out even more.

50 Incredible Facts About Your Skin | Beauty Flash

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