Skin related ‘Incredible Facts’

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Skin, being the largest organ of human body contributes to your overall body weight. Skin accounts for around 15% of your body weight. Take better care of your skin as it makes you look healthy as well. Read these interesting facts related to skin:

1. Over 1,000 species of bacteria grows on the average person’s skin    

   Among these 1,000 species, 20 species on average grow between our toes.

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2. Skin of human body is practically waterproof
Each superficial cell is surrounded by waterproofing lipids/fats like fatty acids, ceramides, cholesterol that make your skin such a great water barrier. You can swim in a swimming pool or an ocean and nothing will pass into you and nothing will leave your skin.

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3. The most important skin care step is not moisturizing skin
The right way to restore moisture in your skin is by repairing the epidermal barrier and not exfoliating it daily. Kids don’t need a moisturizer, because their barrier is intact.

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4. Skin brushing keeps ingrown hairs away
It also helps exfoliate skin beautifully, boost circulation, reduce cellulite and aid the immune system.

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5. Acne can extend till adulthood
If Acne persists in your adolescent years then it is likely to stay till adulthood, even into your fifties. Acne is a chronic condition and it is important to see your dermatologist to find the right treatment options for you.

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6. The cold spoon myth
Using a cold spoon or ice to compress puffy eyes can go wrong sometimes and result in spider veins due to the cold temperature breaking tiny, fragile capillaries in the delicate eye area tissues. You can use instant eye de-puffing creams or sleep on a foam pillow.

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7. Avoid getting anything waxed during your period
Your skin is more tender and sensitive during your menstrual cycle. Three to four days after your period ends is when your pain tolerance is highest, so aim for that window of time for your next wax.

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8. Cutting back on the sodium has health benefits
Reducing your salt consumption, particularly during the evenings, will make a difference in skin’s puffiness and overall appearance. Foods high in sodium include table salt, sauces, salad dressings, cured meats, bacon, pickles, bullion, instant soup, roasted salted nuts, snacks, fast foods, and canned foods.

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9. Scar tissue lacks hair and sweat glands
Skin that is severely damaged may try to heal itself by forming scar tissue, which is different from normal skin tissue because it lacks hair and sweat glands.

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10. Changes in your skin can sometimes signal changes in your overall health

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