Skin is not just a simple skin covering that keeps the body together and gives it protection. The skin or cutis is an organ because it consists of tissues structurally joined together to perform specific activities.
Our skin performs many vital functions on which your live depends: helps the body maintain a steady temperature, protects us from physical damage, prevents excessive loss of minerals, metabolizes and stores fat.
If your average weight is 125 to 175 pounds, your skin weighs approximately 5 to 8 pounds and if stretched out flat would cover an area of approximately 17 to 20 square feet.
This information is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.