5 Facts About Skin
☘️ 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘀𝗸𝗶𝗻 𝗵𝗮𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗹𝗮𝘆𝗲𝗿𝘀
We always talk about the skin as if it’s only a layer but it’s made up of three; the epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis. See our next post on the structure of the skin.
☘️ 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘀𝗸𝗶𝗻 𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗲𝘄𝘀 𝗶𝘁𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗳 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝟮𝟴 𝗱𝗮𝘆𝘀.
It constantly sheds dead cells, about 30,000 to 40,000 cells every minute! That’s nearly 9 lbs. ≈4 kg per year! Where does it go? Look around, more than half of the dust in your home is actually dead skin.
☘️ 𝗦𝗸𝗶𝗻 𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗵𝘂𝗺𝗮𝗻 𝗯𝗼𝗱𝘆’𝘀 𝗹𝗮𝗿𝗴𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗼𝗿𝗴𝗮𝗻
Your skin spans 22 sq. feet ≈2 sq. m, which makes it significantly larger than your second largest organ, the liver. Skin accounts for about 15% of your body weight.
☘️ 𝗚𝗲𝗻𝗲𝘁𝗶𝗰𝘀 𝗱𝗼𝗻’𝘁 𝗱𝗲𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘀𝗸𝗶𝗻 𝗮𝗴𝗲𝘀
A lot of people attribute how quickly their skin ages to their genetics, but it turns out that external factors play a huge role in skin aging. Sun exposure can account for almost 90 percent of premature aging and other factors such as pollution and smoking can factor into how quickly your skin ages.
☘️ 𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗮𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝘁 𝟮𝟬
If you associate getting older with being in your 40s or 50s we’ve got bad news for you. Once you hit 25 your collagen levels can start to slowly deplete which might result in the appearance of sagging skin and the onset of fine lines. Antioxidants such as Vitamin C can help maintain young, healthy-looking skin.
Most of us want to make the most of our natural assets. We actively strive to look good: welcoming whatever can assist us in this process. Working with a Facial Therapy professional can be one of the most beneficial ways to support a youthful and healthy outer appearance.