Facts About Your Skin - The Largest Organ in Your Body
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10 Little Fun Facts About Your Skin
- 1. Your skin is made up of 3 main layers.
- 2. Your skin is considered the largest organ in the human body.
- 3. Your skin is made up of three major layers - epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis (also called the subcutaneous tissue).
- 4. Your skin protects your inside organs while keeping infections out and prevents you from getting sick.
- 5. Your skin loses about 30,000 to 40,000 dead skin cells from the surface almost every minute, even though you do not see it happening.
- 6. Your skin sheds a layer of these dead cells every 24 hours and renews itself about every 28 days.
- 7. Your skin swells when it absorbs water.
- 8. Your skin contains a protein called keratin which is also found in hair and nails
- 9. Your skin is the thinnest on the eyelid.
- 10. Goose bumps are actually little pimples that help retain a layer of warm air over our body.
What skin cancer may look like:
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These fun skin facts are interesting to read and learn. With skin being the largest organ of the body, it is important to know that skin cancer is ever increasing in numbers. The two most common skin cancers are basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma. Basal Cell Cancer accounts for more than 90% of skin cancers in the U.S. Melanoma is usually the most serious form of skin cancer because of its tendency to spread throughout the body quickly. Although skin cancer is more prevalent in light colored skin; it is important for ALL people to take it seriously. There are many characteristics and appearances of what a skin cancer looks like. It may appear as a flat red spot that is rough or scaly or an undefined area that appears.
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