Your Skin Weight

skin weight
  • An average adult's skin weighs about 11 pounds i.e 5 kg.
  • The skin consists of three layers: the epidermis , dermis and subcutaneous tissue. The thickness of skin varies greatly throughout the body. 
  • In total, skin accounts for about 16 percent of a person's total body weight.
  • Of course, the weight of skin varies depending on its owner, with skinnier people 's skin weighing less than their heavier brethren.