The skin—commonly known to be the largest organ in the body—is a delicate and fascinating part of our bodies. Understanding your skin better will help you understand how to take the best possible care of it. Here’s a look at some of the science that might impact your beauty routines!
- Your skin sheds about 30,000 to 40,000 dead cells from its surface every minute! If you ever wonder how important washing, exfoliating, or having periodic facials is, remember this number!
- Your skin completely renews itself every 28 days. So to maximize its appearence, try to have skin treatments once a month!
- The thinnest layer of skin on your whole body is around your eyes. This is why this skin is so delicate and fragile, and wrinkles so easily—take especially good care of it!
- Babies skin measures about 1mm thick, and grows to a thickness of 2-3mm by adulthood. This is why babies skin feels so soft! If you ever feel jealous of the supple skin of youngsters, just remember that it’s impossible for adults to achieve.
- Each square 5 cm of skin can have up to 600 sweat glands! This is partially why it’s so easy for grease and perspiration to clog your pores, and why cleansing is so important after working out.
- 1 in 20 adult women suffer from acne, while only 1 in 100 men do. This accounts for some of the reason why women seek out skin and facial treatments more often—it’s not just vanity, it’s that they actually need more care than men!
- The outer layer of skin has natural fats called lipids that keep the skin moist and healthy looking. These lipids can be destroyed by detergents or alcohol, so be careful what kind of soaps or cleansers you’re using!
At Kucumber Skin Lounge, we’re experts when it comes to your skin and how to take care of it. Come in and visit us for treatments that will keep it in its best possible condition!