The Average Person Sheds about 40 Pounds of Skin in their Lifetime
Our skin is constantly renewing itself, and we shed millions of skin cells every day. Over a lifetime, this adds up to an astonishing amount of skin. On average, a person sheds approximately 40 pounds (18 kilograms) of skin during their lifetime. This continual shedding is a natural part of the skin’s regeneration process. Our skin is made up of layers of cells, and as new cells are formed in the bottom layer, older cells are pushed to the surface and eventually slough off. This ongoing process helps keep our skin healthy and fresh.