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50 fun facts about your skin (Part 2)

50 fun facts about your skin (Part 2)

Are you ready for more interesting facts about your largest organ? If you need a recap, you can find Part 1 here.

#26: When it gets hot, your body really sweats — your skin can release 11.4l of sweat on average!

#27: The body’s controlled level of perspiration regulates body temperature and prevents dehydration

#28: Some people never get to leave their print in this world — two genetic defects: Dermatopathia Pigmentosa Reticularis and Naegeli Syndrome leave people without a unique set of fingerprints.

#29: The ridges of your fingerprints help you grasp objects better. A species of monkeys, New World monkeys, have such “fingerprints” on their tails to let them swing from branch to branch more easily

#30: The touch receptors in the skin of your fingertips and palms respond to pressure just above 20mg

#31: Oily skin shows signs of aging slower than other skin types

#32: When you lose weight too quickly, you can get loose skin because the collagen production cannot keep up with the weight loss!

#33: People with dry skin have smaller pores than others as they naturally produce less sebum

#34: Blackheads are a result of oxidized sebum and cellular dirt

#35: Our skin is waterproof due to keratin, a fibrous protein that is resistant to water

#36: When your dead skin cells flake off, the oils still present in them neutralise the ozone in the environment and can actually reduce the ozone levels.

#37: From a mere 1mm, you skin doubles or triples in thickness as you grow up

#38: Warts, which are the tough and coarse bumps that sometimes form on our skin, are caused by a viral infection

#39: When there is repeated friction or pressure against the skin, it thickens to form calluses

#40: While on the menstrual cycle, our skin is particularly sensitive to pain but the pain tolerance is the strongest in the three to four days after it has ended

#41: A fat secretion is another kind of sweat that is produced by the apocrine sweat glands that are located in the soft part of the body – the armpits, around the genitals, and the anus. These secretions are the culprit for body odor.

#42: Some parts of our body do not sweat. They are Penis tip, eardrums, lips margins and nail bed.

#43: Our skin is sensitive because it contains five different types of receptors. These receptors sense pain and touch only.

#44: Fetuses start growing fingerprints three months after conception.

#45: Bacteria on the skin feeds on and digests secreted fatty compounds causing a bad smell after some time. That is why people bathe and disinfect their skin.

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#46: People who are blind actually “see” through their skin. The visual cortex of their brains adapts to stimuli response received via hearing and touch.

#47: Reducing your salt consumption especially during the evenings, will make a difference in skin’s puffiness and the overall appearance.

#48: The skin is responsible for protecting our internal organs, muscles and bones from outside diseases and infections

#49: 1 out of every 100 male adults suffer with acne compared to 1 out of every 20 female adults.

#50: The scientific name of skin is called Cutaneous Membrane

We have come to the end of our 50 Fun Facts About Your Skin series and we hope you have gained more knowledge about the Skin just like we do!


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