5 numbers to know about the skin you're in

5 numbers to know about the skin you're in

Skin serves as a permanent waterproof and insulated garment that shields the fragile innards of the human body. And while you may be inclined to celebrate that your skin is the body's largest organ, there's no need to strip down to your birthday suit - just read on...

5 million — Hair follicles are scattered across the surface of your skin. That's a lot of goose bumps.

30 — Number of days it takes your body to regenerate a new outer layer of skin.

3 — Layers make up our skin. There is the outer layer known as the epidermis, the dermis in the middle and the inner hypodermis.

22 — Approximate number, in square feet, of skin that covers the human body.

16 — Percent your skin contributes to your total body weight.


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