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How does my skin grow?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Your skin grows from the constant replacement of skin cells. Every inch of your body contains more than 19 million skin cells. Your body sheds 30,000 to 40,000 skin cells every day and replaces them with new ones. The older cells move from the bottom of the epidermis, or top layer of your skin, to the very top before they flake off.

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