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By DermacenterMD Team
November 30, 2015
Tags: skin facts   odd   fun   interesting  


Skin is a fascinating thing! It holds all of your vital organs in place and protects you from all sorts of bad bacteria and viruses. Check out these interesting facts about your skin:

  1. The skin is the bodies largest organ.
  2. The average person sheds approximately 1.5lbs of dead skin cells each year.
  3. An average adult has more than 20 square feet of skin.
  4. A square inch of the human body has about 19,000,000 skin cells and up to 300 sweat glands.
  5. The eyelids are the thinnest area of skin on the human body.
  6. Contrary to common beliefs, dust is not made up mostly of dead skin cells. There are many sources of dust pollutants floating around the air.
  7. Your skin sheds 50,000 cells every minute.
  8. There are at least five types of receptors in the skin that respond to pain and touch.
  9. Globally, dead skin accounts for about a billion tons of dust in the atmosphere.
  10. In blind people, the brain’s visual cortex is rewired to respond to stimuli received through touch and hearing, so they literally “see” the world by touch and sound.


Unfortunately, with such a complex organ, there are many ways it can malfunction. There are almost 3,000 different diseases associated with the skin, hair, and nails, including skin cancer. If you have a problem with your skin, it is best to get it checked out by a professional board-certified dermatologist like Dr. Roger Moore.

If you have skin concerns, give our office a call at 574-522-0265 today to schedule your appointment.