No matter what your skin color is, the skin is truly an impressive organ. You see your skin every day, take care of it every day and yet you probably know nothing about your skin. You might know a thing or two about your skin but there are actually quite shocking facts about the skin that you didn’t know. They are even things that were probably not taught to you in high school! So, I decided to teach you a couple of things about your skin.
Your Skin is the Largest Organ
It’s most likely that you didn’t expect for your skin to be the largest organ. But yes, your skin is actually the largest organ of all!
Scar Tissue Lacks of Sweat Glands and Hair
You probably already knew about having no hair on scar tissue but did you know that you don’t have any sweat glands? I honestly didn’t know about this until recently that a doctor told me about it while we were talking about scar tissue.
More Than 50% of your House’s Dust is Dead Skin
I never expected for most of the dust in my house to be dead skin. At first I felt a bit grossed-out but at the end of the day everyone shreds dead skin. It’s simply something normal.
You Lose About 30000 Dead Cells
Now you can see why your houses dust is mostly dead skin. You lose over 30000 every 30 minutes. That’s quite a lot in such little amount of time!
Albinism is Due to a Lack of Melanocytes
Melanocytes are the ones responsible at distributing melanin. Melanin is the protein responsible of giving the skin the color it has. People who suffer from albinism have a lack of melanocytes, meaning that the melanin couldn’t be distributed properly.