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It’s Friday — Skin Fact(s) Day!

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Here are just a couple of skin facts dealing with numbers—very large numbers.

  • Our skin continually sloughs off, so much so that every 4-6 weeks we get a completely fresh layer of outer skin.
  • We lose about 30,000 – 40,000 skin cells every hour.
  • This equates to approximately 1.5 pounds of skin per year, or
  • 105 pounds of lost skin by age 70.
  • Up to 70% of the dust in your home comes from . . . you guessed it: dead skin.
  • Globally, dead skin accounts for about a billion tons of dust in the atmosphere.

I don’t know who did the math on these facts, but I tried to choose snippets from scientific sources on the Internet.  Believe them or don’t—they are fascinating numbers relative to an amazing organ–our skin.  Take good care of yours this weekend!

Author: gin

I am a lover of God and of nature. I am a blessed wife and a mom of marvelous adult children. I am Grandma Juju. I am a musician, a friend, a knitter and soapmaker, a listener, a walker and a finder of beach agates.

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