interesting skin facts

September 18, 2009 | In: Medical facts

Skin your body’s largest organ.

An average of 40 kilos of skin is shed during a lifetime.

The attachment of the human skin to muscles is what causes dimples.

Your skin protects your inside organs while keeping infections out and prevents you from getting sick.

Your skin is the thinnest on the eyelid.

The skin represents 12% to 16% of a body’s total weight!

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

The skin is constantly renewing itself from the bottom up and takes 52 – 77 days to shed cells.

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