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Surprising facts about your skin

4th August 2014

Our skin is possibly the largest and most important organ of our body because without it the human body could simply not function. Below is a list of some interesting yet surprising facts about your skin that you should know about if you don't already.

Fact one - not all parts of your body have the same level of thickness

It's fair to say that not all parts of the body will have the same amount of thickness as each other. According to past scientific studies, the palms and soles of the feet apparently have the thickest skin, at 1.5 millimetres in comparison to other body parts like the eyelids. For this reason the eyelids therefore tend to show signs of ageing a lot quicker.

Fact two - your skin is made up of three layers not just one

The skin is made up of three layers not just one these being the epidermis, the dermis and the subcutis. The subcutis is the innermost layer of the skin, followed by the dermis, which is found in the middle layer of the skin and finally the epidermis is the outermost layer of the skin.

Fact three - acne is the most common skin condition around the world

It has been found that acne is one of the most common skin conditions and that millions of people around the world currently suffer to some extent. Recent research has shown that it can affect as many as eight in ten individuals aged between 11 and 30 in the UK

Fact four - the way you sleep can have a negative impact on your skin

Past research has shown that your sleeping position can affect your skin. It's supposedly advisable to avoid sleeping with your face glued to your pillow as this can lead to the formation of wrinkles and speed up the ageing process.

Further advice on your acne problems

If you are one of those people, mentioned above, who have been affected by acne and want to find a permanent solution to eradicate this problem then it may be a good idea for you to consider going for laser treatment for acne at one of our sk:n clinics.

Find out more about this treatment by speaking to an experienced dermatologist in one of our clinics and start your acne treatment sessions today. You can also follow our clear skin challengers on their journey to clearer skin if you want to know more about this treatment.

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