interesting facts of human skin

Facts of human skin










- It is body's largest organ

- Skin accounts for about 15% of your bodyweight.

- Your thinnest skin is on your eyelids.

- And your thickest skin is on your feet.

- Hair is made from Keratin. Keratin also forms fingernails.

- 50% of the dust in your house is made of dead skin.

- An average adult's skin spans 21 sq. feet, weighs 9 pounds, and contains more than 11 miles of blood vessels.

- Every 5 minutes your skin sheds over 150,000 dead cells.

- 1 in 110,000 people have albinism.

- 4 our of every 5 teenagers get some form of acne.

- 1 out of 20 adult women suffer from acne.

- There are at least five types of receptors in the skin that respond to pain and to touch.

- 1 out of 100 adult men suffer from acne.

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

- Your skin renews itself every 28 days.

- Goose bumps actually help retain a layer of warm air over our body.

- Sometimes, changes in your skin can signal changes in your health as a whole. 




About Dr. Nitin Jain

Dr. Nitin Jain MBBS , MD - Dermatology , DNB (Plastic Surgery) , DDV , F.C.P.S.(Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy) Dermatologist , Dermatosurgeon , 15 Years Experience as skin specialist and in Hair transplant surgeries