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4 Things You Might Not Know About Your Skin

May 15, 2019 | 0 comments

Now is the time to learn everything you can about your body’s largest organ. 

Did you know that the skin is your body’s largest organ? Well, it is! For all the things you do to protect your heart, brain, liver, kidneys, and lungs, are you doing all you can to protect your skin? If you’re not, it’s because you just aren’t aware of how amazing it truly is. 

Here are four things you might not know about your skin: 

  1. The thinnest skin is found on your eyelids. It is 0.02mm thick. It’s very sensitive which is why it’s important to be very careful when cleaning and moisturizing it. You never want to scrub or rub your eyelids too hard. 
  1. One in twenty adult women has acne. You’re not alone! In fact, according to an infographic published by Visual.ly, many women are going through the same types of skin issues that you are. That’s why there are so many skincare products marketed to women. 
  1. Fats known as lipids keep skin healthy. Detergents and alcohol can compromise the skin by destroying lipids. If you notice your skin sagging, it could be due to the lack of fat that you’re consuming. Make sure to include high-quality fats such as olive oil and coconut oil in your diet. 
  1. Dead skin cells are shed at an alarming rate. You lose 30,000 of them per minute. It’s gross to think about but also explains how incredible of an organ the skin is! You’re becoming a new person physically each and every minute! 

Love the skin you’re in. Treat it well by cleansing, exfoliating, moisturizing, and hydrating it often. You’ll be able to achieve healthier, more vibrant skin long-term that way. Stress will be no concern, either, because you’ll be taking the steps necessary to protect yourself from nasty breakouts, dry patches, and rashes by making skin care a priority. 


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