It is estimated that the average human body has 1.6 trillion skin cells. Obviously, this can vary by size, but it still averages about 16% of your entire body’s cells. Whether you realize it or not, you’re losing skin cells every day. A whopping 30 or 40 thousand skin cells fall off every hour. That means, each day, you’re losing nearly a million skin cells.

Skin cells go everywhere. They become dust and debris. The average person sheds over 8 pounds of dead skin each year. These dead skin cells are called the stratum corneum, and they fall off to make room for a new layer of cells that are growing underneath. It’s a process that no one notices or feels, but it’s happening every minute of every day.