• 7 Worth-knowing Facts About Your Skin

    Do you know your skin, the outermost layer of your body, protect your organs, shed cells (about 30,000 to 40,000 per minute) and maintain body temperature simultaneously. Sounds like a real multitasker, isn’t it? It is also the largest organ of your body, with approximately 22 square feet of surface area.

    The thickness of the skin is also not uniform from tip to toe. Some parts of your body such as eyelids, the palms, and the soles have thicker skin. There are many other interesting things about skin that you may probably not be aware of.

    Here are 7 interesting facts about your skin you must know about.

    • It’s heavier than you may think: About 16% of your body’s total weight is contributed by only your skin.
    • It’s not just one layer: Your skin has three layers known as the epidermis, the dermis, and the hypodermis. It is the outermost layer that acts as a shield between your body and the environment.
    • Watch your expressions: Repeating facial expressions like frowning, smiling and squinting can cause fine lines and wrinkles.

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    • Wear SPF to avoid dark spots: Age spots on your skin aren’t related to aging, but they are a result of extended sun exposure. This is why it is important to use a broad-spectrum SPF 30 or higher sunscreen product from your early years.
    • Your skin starts aging in early years: If you are thinking that you need to worry about using skin strengthening products in 40’s and after, think again. According to medical studies, your skin starts aging in your 20’s and the collagen level starts depleting. Using antioxidant rich skin care products right from your 20’s will help you maintain strength and health of your skin for a lifetime.
    • It helps in temperature control: When the body temperature goes high, the blood vessels automatically expand so your skin can transfer heat outside your body. And when it’s too cold, blood vessels shrink so your skin can retain the heat.
    • Be careful of how you sleep: Incorrect body posture while sleeping such as burying your face in the pillow or sleeping on your stomach can cause an early appearance of wrinkles on your face. Sleep on your back and use a silk pillowcase to prevent this.

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