Skin: The Facts (Part Two)

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We all know how important looking after our skin can be in regards to our overall health and well-being, and after our reading our last post, we should all know the facts of the amazing things our skin does for us without us even realising!

Your skin is the largest human body organ, so on that kind of scale – it makes sense to look after it, right? So, as promised, here’s the final part of our fact round-up all about your wonderful (and very clever) skin!

1. 4/5 teenagers get some form of acne.

2. 1/20 adult women suffer from acne.

3. 1/100 adult men suffer from acne.

4. It can take up to 6 months for babes to develop their permanent skin tone.

5. The skin covering the eye is transparent, and extremely sensitive.

6. Skin colour is the result of a protein called melanin, large tentacle-like cells called melanocytes produce and distribute melanin.

7. Around 7% of skin cells are melanocytes, and there are two types of melanin.

  • Pheomelanin
  • Eumelanin

8. Everyone has the same number of melanocytes.

9. 1 in 110,000 people have albinism, a lack of melanocytes.

10. Acne is caused by an over production of cells that line the sweat gland.

11. Some new-born babies can often get acne in their first few weeks of life.

12. The recipe to healthy skin includes:

  • Vitamin A – Treats cellulite and sun damage
  • Vitamin C – Antioxidant, regenerates vitamin E and provides sun protection
  • Vitamin D – Reduces spots and growths
  • Vitamin E – antioxidant, protects against aging and sun damage

13. The skin loses about 30,000 to 40,000 dead skin cells from the surface almost every minute.

14. Goose bumps actually help retain a later of warm air over the body.

15. Skin measures about 1mm thick at birth, and grows to about 2-3mm thick by adulthood.

16. Each 5 square cm of skin may have up to 600 sweat glands.

Here at Skinstation, we are passionate about skin quality, and understand the individual needs of our clients. Our aim is to provide proven and effective treatments that are suited to enhance your natural skin, and our range of respected brands including Obagi.For further advice or to speak to one of our qualified team, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01481 736 699 today!

Latest update: 05/08/2015
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