Everyone loves healthy glowing skin. Undoubtedly, whenever you see someone with flawless skin, you try to search and ask around on how to achieve good skin. I on the other hand was a person who would care more about food instead of caring about skin.
I used to ignore my skin, until my early 20’s, when I suffered from severe acne and had to visit a dermatologist in the nusrat hospital in Rawalpindi. Luckily, I consulted with a dermatologist on time and got my skin treated. But, surely this was a turning point for me to get to know about my skin.
The acne of my skin gave me a horrible time, so I just wanted to know more about skin. This curiosity leads me to find some interesting pieces of information regarding my skin.
I further visited the best skin specialist in Rawalpindi post-acne to keep a proper check on my skin. The dermatologist briefed me on how much it is important for us to get to know about our skin. Because most of our health issues arise just because we don’t know about our body.
But, Hey! Don’t Worry.
I am not going to scare you with scary information. So, rest assured. Today, I’ll be sharing with you some amazing fun and quirky facts about your skin. I am sure you would be amazed just like I was while I got to know about them.
So, let’s get started.
- The largest organ of your body is your skin.
- If you stretch your skin it would be roughly equal to the 2 square meters.
- Your skin is made up of three layers namely Epidermis, Dermis and Subcutis.
- 15% of your body weight is only your skin.
- Skin is divided into two types-Glabrous and Hairy.
- Your eyelids have the thinnest skin in your whole body.
- The strength and stretchiness of your skin are the same throughout your body in a particular location.
- The skin on your belly is different from the skin present on your knuckles.
- Scars do not have any hair or sweat glands.
- Your feet have the thickest skin in your whole body.
- The hair present on your skin is made up of a specific protein known as “Keratin”.
- Your skin renews itself every 28 days.
- Natural fats and lipids present in your body keep your skin healthy and moist.
- Your skin shed about 30,000 dead cells every minute.
- Your sweat does not have any odour. It is actually the bacteria that make your body odour.
- The odour is produced when the bacteria present on your skin start eating and digesting the fatty acids present on your skin.
- The bacteria present on your skin are the specifications for your skin only and there are about 1000 different species of bacteria present on your skin.
- 14 different types of fungi are present in your skin toes.
- The colour of your skin is due to melanin. The cells responsible for producing skin-type are known as melanocytes.
- Melanocytes account for about 7% of your skin cells.
- Melanin is of two types- Eumelanin and Pheomelanin.
- The number of melanocytes is the same in every individual. The colour that your skin shows is not based on the number of melanocytes but rather on the activity of melanocytes.
- Your eye colour is also due to melanin.
- The colour of the skin varies from region to region.
- About 1 in 110,000 people suffer from a lack of melanocytes.
- Babies take up to 6 months to have a permanent skin colour.
- The cells around the sweat glands when overproduced cause acne.
- 4 out of 5 teenagers suffer from acne.
- 1 in 20 women suffer from acne.
- 1 in 100 men suffers from acne.
- At least 5 different types of the receptors are present on your skin ranging from pain to touch.
- It is after three months of pregnancy that the fetus starts to develop their fingerprints.
- It is a rare genetic defect but some people don’t have any fingerprints at all. These genetic defects are “Dermatopathia pigmentosa reticularis” and “Naegeli Syndrome”.
- The brain’s visual cortex is rewired in the blind people so upon touching or hearing the sound, they can really see the “world”.
Last, but not the least, about 2,000 + people have RIFD tags or “Radiofrequency chips” inserted in them. These tags can help to provide the medical information along with the ability to unlock doors of the car and even log on to the computers.