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Tips and Trivia About the Skin

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The skin is often neglected or taken for granted, even though it is one of the most important and active organs in the body, acting as the first defence against various virus, bacterial, and other antigens. Below are some interesting facts about the human skin, and skincare tips. For more skincare tips, visit

  • The skin is the largest organ in your body: The skin of an average woman weighs three kilograms and the skin of an average man weights five kilograms!
  • There are over 19 million skin cells for every inch of skin!
  • Find out your skin type with this simple test: After washing and drying your face, wait for about 15 minutes. Press a lens cleaning paper on various parts of your face. The paper will stick or pick up oil from oily areas of your face. If the lens does not stick anywhere on your face, you have dry skin. If it sticks only in typically oily areas such as the nose, chin, and forehead, you have normal or combination skin. If it sticks everywhere, you have oily skin.
  • The skin varies in thickness depending on the location. The skin is thinnest on the eyelids and the thickest on the palms of our hands and feet.
  • Skin health is affected by nutrition, exercise, and general well being as well as genetic factors. As well as skincare, ensuring that you are otherwise physically and emotionally healthy are critical factors in keeping your skin looking beautiful.
  • Antioxidants are compounds that are widely thought to have beneficiary effects on the body, and in particularly, the skin. Eat a wide range of vegetables like spinach, carrots, and tomatoes that are rich in these antioxidants. They also have many other health benefits too.
  • If you develop a skin problem, have your doctor refer you to a dermatologist. A dermatologist is a medical doctor that specializes in treating conditions that pertain to the skin, nails, and hair.

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