Your skin is your largest organ. It covers your entire body and has a surface area of around 2 square metres. Its thickness varies from 0.5mm on your eyelids to 4mm or more on the palms of your hands and the soles of your feet. In total, it accounts for around 16 percent of your body weight.
You might be surprised to find out it’s the skin, which you might not think of as an organ.
No matter how you think of it, your skin is very important.
It covers and protects everything inside your body.
Without skin, people’s muscles, bones, and organs would be hanging out all over the place. Skin holds everything together. It also:protects our bodies
helps keep our bodies at just the right temperature allows us to have the sense of touch.