9 Things You Never Knew about Your Skin
May 04, 2021
I love my skin and am committed to its well being. Like our body, our skin is trillions of cells. Each of them is coded to defend us by making survival genes. Genes that fight off all the bad guys that harm and age us.
I love mother nature! But like any machine, our cells break down too and aren’t able to fight the way they did when we were young…… Until Nrf2 Activation showed up. Plant nutrients proven to activate the control and command center instructing the cell to make these survival genes as powerfully as they did when you were young. It is an activator of cell intelligence replacing the old science of supplementation, taking something because our body isn’t making it.
So let’s learn 9 surprising facts you may not have known about your skin….
- It actually has more layers than three.
- When you get down beneath the surface there are actually up to 37 layers
- There are two types of skin
- Hairy and glabrous skin which covers the vast majority of the body
- Glabrous skin which is hairless
- 90% of the skin’s thickness is in the dermis
- The middle portion of the skin is the dermis. Even though it is only 1.5 - 4mm thick, it is by far the thickest layer of all
- There are miles of blood vessels in the skin
- One of the primary functions of the skin is to circulate blood so that nutrients like Vitamin D can be transported to the rest of the body
- There’s over one trillion bacteria on the skin
- The body is a breeding ground for bacteria, many of which are quite beneficial. Being the largest organ that’s exposed to the outside world, it’s only natural that the skin would have a large number of bacteria
- Everyone has the same number of melanocytes, which equates to about 7% of all skin cells.
- How active the melanocyte cells are determines the darkness of skin, not the number of melanocytes.
- 20% of Americans will have skin cancer at some point in their lives
- The American Academy of Dermatology notes that one in five Americans will get skin cancer during their lifetime.
- Of those, one in every fifty-eight skin cases is melanoma, the most life-threatening type.
- Some people are born without fingerprints
- The unique ridges embedded in the skin are missing in people that have one of two rare genetic defects
- Dermatopathia pigmentosa reticularis and Naegeli Syndrome
- One of the many ways skin protects our insides from the outside world is by keeping liquids from penetrating through the epidermis
Doesn’t that just make you want to love all over your skin daily….