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The skinny on Skin (vol. 2)

As a continuation of our first installment on skin knowledge, we’ve gathered up some interesting facts about skin. Enjoy!

Fact: The skin’s thinnest area on the human body – the eyelids.

Fact: The average person shed 1.5 pounds of dead skin cells every year! (that’s kind of gross)

Fact: Dust is not mostly made of dead skin cells.

Fact: The skin is the body’s largest organ.

Fact: There are five main types of receptors in the skin that respond to touch

Fact: In visually impaired individuals, the brain’s visual cortex gets rewired to respond to stimuli through touch as well as sound.

Fact: The average person has between 8-10 pounds of skin.

Fact: Your skin contains approximately 11 miles of blood vessels.

Fact: There are two genetic conditions in which people do not develop finger prints!

Fact: The average person has around 300 million skin cells.

Fact: The Laser Center of Maryland offers a free skin consultation complete with Visia photographic analysis of your skin health.  Come and see us to find out what shape your skin is in.  Call 410-544-4600.

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