04 Dec, 2016
A Few Eye-Opening Facts about Skincare
By Soap Blogger
Here at Simply Soaps, we make no secret of our obsessions with the world’s most wonderful, all-natural and 100% organic ingredients. But no matter what we produce, our primary goal is to help our customers achieve the best possible quality of skincare, every day.
Which is why we thought we’d share with you a selection of interesting and in some cases quite surprising facts and figures about the skin we live in. After all, it’s not until you fully understand your skin that you can really get to grips with how important it is to take proper care of it.
Believe it or not, up to 40,000 dead skin cells are lost from the surface of your skin every minute of every day. If there was ever an argument for getting busy with a quality exfoliate, this is it
It’s an incredible thought, but by the age of 70 the average individual will have shed somewhere in the region of 48kg of skin! You rarely see it happening, but the rate at which we shed skin is quite remarkable to say the least.
Adults in general have skin with a total service area similar to that of a double quilt – approximately two square metres.
The thinnest skin on the body is that of the eyelid which is approximately 1mm thick, while the skin of the soles of the feet is the thickest at around 3mm.
More than 15% of our entire body weight comes from our skin alone.
Much as it may be a rather disgusting concept to grasp, no less true to say that around 70% of all household dust is nothing but dead skin shed by humans. Which is precisely why it isn’t uncommon for there to be literally millions of dust mites in your bed, routinely banqueting on your recently-shed feast.
Across the body, there are approximately 45 miles of nerves contained in your skin.
Another rather unpleasant thought, there are generally somewhere in the region of 32 million bacteria covering every single inch of your skin. On the plus side, most of them are harmless and many are actually beneficial.
The sweat glands in the average pair of feet have the potential to produce up to 500ml of sweat, every single day. But then again, there are up to a quarter of a million sweat glands in a single foot.
While the history of mankind dates back exponentially longer, humans with white skin only existed as of about 20,000 to 30,000 years ago.
Contrary to popular belief, it is in fact collagen that determines skin smoothness and nothing else.
As bacteria feed on dead cells, it is of crucial importance to exfoliate on a regular basis.
There are thousands of commercial skincare products on the market these days that contain less than 1% natural ingredients – the rest being artificially synthesized.
Interesting stuff, isn’t it?
For more information on organic skincare or for general advice on the best products for your skin, get in touch with the Simply Soaps team today.