What Is Skin Made Of?
Your skin is your body’s largest organ. The skin plays an important role in protecting your body and controlling your temperature. Some interesting facts about your skin are:
- Your skin is made of three distinct layers – the epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis
- The skin has five different types of receptors for pain and touch
- Each square inch of your skin has 19 million cells
- A square inch of skin also has up to 300 sweat glands
- On average, human skin has over 11 miles of blood vessels
Where Is Human Skin Thinnest?
The skin of an average person can cover an area of up to 2 square meters. It can also weigh about 15% of your total body weight. Read on for more interesting skin facts.
- A person can have on average 300 million skin cells
- Human skin is thinnest on the eyelids
- Your skin is the thickest on your feet
- Repeated friction on areas of your skin can lead to calluses
How Many Pounds Of Skin Do We Shed?
Your skin renews itself every 28 days. The epidermis is the skin’s thin outer layer and it contains dead skin cells. New skin cells take 28 days to reach the surface of the epidermis.
- You shed skin constantly, almost 9 pounds a year
- Dead skin makes up almost half of the dust in your home
- Dust in the atmosphere is made up of almost one billion tons of human skin
Skin And Microbiome
Your skin has a microbiome. A microbiome is a community of microorganisms.
- Your skin microbiome has almost 1000 kinds of bacteria
- These bacteria play a beneficial role in wound healing
- Your skin uses scar tissue to heal itself
- Recent research shows that the ratio of bacteria to your skin cells is almost 1:1
Gut Health And Skin Health
Your gut and skin have a symbiotic relationship. When the microbiome in the gut become unbalanced, it can have an effect on your skin health.
- Changes in your gut bacteria may cause skin irritation and rashes
- An imbalance in your gut microbiome can lead to eczema and atopic dermatitis
- Normal gut bacteria can help calm your body’s stress response and reduce skin irritation
- Changes in your skin may indicate changes in your health
Probiotics For Skin
Probiotics are now used to help improve the symptoms of skin conditions like eczema and atopic dermatitis. ProZema is a probiotic supplement that reduces the symptoms of atopic dermatitis in children aged 4 to 17 years.
ProZema is a blend of three unique probiotic strains: Bifidobacterium lactis CECT 8145, Bifidobacterium longum CECT 7347, and Lactobacillus casei CECT 9104. These strains feature:
- Antioxidant properties
- Anti-inflammatory properties
- Microbiome diversity promoting properties
Clinically proven to reduce the symptoms of atopic dermatitis and eczema, ProZema is endorsed by The Dermatology Review Panel.
Read more about ProZema to see how it can improve your child’s eczema here.