August 2010

Aug
31

Skinfact 45/100: Respiration

Posted in Skin Facts by carrie

Skin can absorb gasses, such as oxygen; some animals use their skin as they main respiration organ. The plaice gets around 30% of its oxygen through its skin, while the bullfrog gets about 80%!

Even though we don’t use our … read the full post

Aug
30

Skinfact 44/100: Touchy Feely

Posted in Skin Facts by carrie

Skin hairs are used as an extra touch sense by humans and animals – they make us able to detect small changes in our environment.

Keep the hair on your head looking radiant with Dermalogica’s Silk Finish Conditioner.

(Thanks … read the full post

Aug
29

Skinfact 43/100: Friendly Bacteria

Posted in Skin Facts by carrie

Our skin is covered in lots of different kinds of bacteria, many of which help us fight off infections and keep us healthy! Any natural creases on our body, for example, our navel or behind our ears, are the perfect … read the full post

Aug
28

Skinfact 42/100: Electric Impulses

Posted in Skin Facts by carrie

Electric impulses travel at a speed of almost 250 mph through the 45 miles of nerves in our body! They do this through the use of nerve cells, or neurons, which react to inputs such as touch and can then … read the full post

Aug
27

Skinfact 41/100: Hairy Humans

Posted in Skin Facts by carrie

An average human has 100000 hairs on their head- and the number varies according your natural hair colour. Natural blondes have the most hairs, at around 140,000, while redheads tend to have about 80 to 90, 000. Brunettes lie somewhere … read the full post

Aug
26

Skinfact 40/100: We’re Watery

Posted in Skin Facts by carrie

A baby’s body is 75% water – this reduces to about 60% in adults. All the cells in our body require water to work properly, which is one of the reasons it’s so important to keep well-hydrated, both by drinking … read the full post

Aug
25

Skinfact 39/100: Around the World

Posted in Skin Facts by carrie

There are about 100,000 miles of capillaries in an adult body – that’s four times round the world!  The very widest kind of capillary is just 0.2 mm wide, making it thinner than a human hair.

Look after your skin … read the full post

Aug
24

Skinfact 38/100: Thirsty Work

Posted in Skin Facts by carrie

Your body produces anywhere from one to three pints of saliva every 24 hours. It’s thirsty work being alive! Say thank you to your body with an indulgent body treatment from Dermalogica.

(Thanks to joshme17 for the image)… read the full post

Aug
23

Skinfact 37/100: Cells Galore

Posted in Skin Facts by carrie

There are an incredible 19 million skin cells on every square inch of our body! These are all packed with keratin and make up our tough outer layer of skin, our epidermis.

Treat each and one of those millions of … read the full post

Aug
22

Skinfact 36/100: Eyelashes

Posted in Skin Facts by carrie

Your eyelashes are constantly replacing themselves – they only last about five months. All parts of our body gradually replace themselves over the years – we get a whole new skeleton about every seven years!

Look after the delicate skin … read the full post

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