Even if I wouldn’t exchange who I’m for the world as a female, I had pretty much clear skin. The only thing I have ever done to my skin is washing it with water. With testosterone entering my body at a higher level, my skin took the biggest hit. I thought it would be cool to learn about the largest organ we have and share what I learn with you.
- When it comes to your average human, have about an area of 2 square meters that cover your body.
- Did you know that 15% of your weight is skin?
- We have more skin than the 11 miles of blood vessels.
- We have 19 million cells and up to 300 sweat glands.
- The skin renews itself every 28 days. I wouldn’t lie; I was shocked by how fast this organ works.
- We shed dead cells, about 30,000 to 40,000 cells every minute! Plus, our skin is home to more than 1,000 species of bacteria.
- Some of the nerves in your skin are connected to muscles instead of the brain, sending signals (through the spinal cord) to react more quickly to heat, pain, etc.
- Changes in your skin can sometimes signal changes in your overall health.
I now know that my skin does a lot of work to keep my body going, and I didn’t know how much of it I have. I will leave some sites that talk about our skin in more detail. Please, if you have any concerns, speak to a dermatologist to get the best advice.