Do You Know How Much You Shed

Posted May 8th, 2013 by melau

There are very few human beings who look at snakes positively. For most of us, they are something creepy or evil. You may find this shocking, but we are quite similar to snakes. Just as a snake sheds its skin, we too shed our skin. It is just that our way of shedding skin is not as dramatic or noticeable as the serpents way of doing it.

So, how does this happen? Our skin consists of more than a trillion cells! These cells live and breathe just like you. In other words, they have a beginning and an end. When their life ends, they are replaced by newer cells. This process continues for as long as you live. Usually, skin cells fall off after they die. However, some of them hold on to the skin. If it is a few thousand, it doesn’t make a difference. But, when it is a few billions, they can affect your appearance. If you want to get rid of dead cells, you could use Clarisonic mia or a similar skin cleansing product.

Are you wondering about the amount of cells you shed? The adult human has about 1.5 trillion skin cells, give or take a few billion. It is estimated that we shed approximately one million cells every day!

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