- The skin has a total surface area of 15 to 20 square feet and weights about 9 pounds!
- Each square inch of skin contains:
- 15 feet of blood vessels
- 4 yards of nerves
- 650 sweat glands
- 100 oil glands
- 1500 sensory receptors
* This really makes it easy to see how incredibly complex and amazing our bodies are! The creator of our bodies really must have known what he was doing!
Did you know that there are more than 3 million skin cells that are constantly dying and being replaced! The outermost layer of the epidermis (stratum corneum) consists of about 20 to 30 sheets of dead skin cells arranged in "shingles" that flake off as dry skin! It's no wonder we have to clean the millions upon millions of dead skin cells off of our furniture and floors every week when we dust and vacuum!