Your skin is one of your most amazing organs – and certainly more than just an ‘outer coating’. You need to take care of it in order to keep it healthy.Choosing the gentlest care that befits your skin type not only helps you get the most out of your body – it will also make you healthier overall.
Let’s see the facts!
- Your skin is not only the largest of all your organs, it’s also the heaviest: it accounts for 16% of your total bodyweight (now, you can subtract that from what you see on the scales)
- Amazingly, up to 50,000 of your skin cells die every minute and up to 50% of the floating dust in the house is dead skin cells.
- Your skin tone changes over time. For example, the skin of healthy newborn babies is never pink but red – and purplish on the limbs. They develop their final skin tone by around the sixth month of their lives.
- A lot of people suffer from spots. One in 20 women and 1 in 100 men have problem skin (if you are among them, let me recommend our Problem Solver Bundle
- White skin appeared as recently as 20-50,000 years ago, at the time when the majority of people moved towards the North, losing most of their skin pigments.
- On average, we ‘change’ our skin 10 times during our lives.
- Your skin regulates your body temperature. When you get goose bumps, your body is in fact wrapping a layer of warm air around itself using those tiny bumps on your skin.
- On a hot summer day, the only skin surfaces that don’t perspire are your nail bed, your ears and your lips.
- Your skin is the protective shield of your body: it protects from physical harm and keeps bacteria out of your body.
- Your lips have 200 times as many sensory receptors than your fingertips.
Would you ever think about all that? And that’s by far not the whole story!