What’s the body’s biggest organ?
You may be surprised to find out that it’s the skin, which you might not think of as an organ. It has a total area of 22 square feet in adults, weighing approximately 5 kilograms!
So why do we require all this skin? Aside from keeping our bones, muscles and organs nicely tucked away, it plays a number of vital functions which we simply could not survive without. It protects us against UV light, dehydration and invasion by micro-organisms, allows us to have a sense of touch, is involved in regulating our core body temperature, acts as a water-barrier and is essential for the production of vitamin D.