What parts of our bodies are made of dead cells?

As we go through life, our bodies undergo constant change. Every day, thousands of cells die and are replaced by new ones – a natural cycle that keeps us healthy and functioning properly. But have you ever stopped to wonder what parts of your body are made up of dead cells? Probably not, since most people tend to focus on the living aspects of their anatomy. But fear not! This article aims to shed some light on this peculiar topic.

Skin: The Largest Organ in Your Body

Our skin is the first line of defense against harmful bacteria, viruses and other external elements that threaten our health. It’s also one of the organs where dead cells can be found in large quantities (yeah, it doesn’t sound very appealing).

Epidermis: Why Does It Shed Like a Snake?

The epidermis is the outermost layer or our skin which serves as a protective barrier between us and whatever might harm us. Although its job involves being tough enough to withstand exposure to pollutants or abrasive materials, ultimately it too will undergo shedding after 28 days (time flies when you’re having fun~!).

Dead Cells Everywhere!

Despite its extraordinary duties we mentioned earlier; these responsibilities render many old and worn out superficial layers – leading countless dead cell accumulation therein (.creepy)

Stratum Corneum Layer

This layer is responsible for acting as armor from outside factors so although those chilly winter winds make your bikini ready bod blue…your stratum corneum has got your back(side) covered #lifegoals

Hair: Always Gonna Fall Because Were Bears In Human Clothing

Many mammals grow hair for warmth but humans use it mostly for aesthetic reasons like shading yourself from excessive selfie lighting.

Hair growth occurs when follicles push older longer strands farther away from scalp until eventually they detach completely(sigh…).

Hair Follicles: Home of Dead Cells

Each strand of hair is made up of a protein called keratin. And as the newest strands grow thicker, older and less attractive buddies that no longer fit in end up being pushed out to fall from our luscious locks(hair drama).

Fingernails and Toenails: The Tool That Destroys Socks

Believe it or not; my shattering innocent look was vital for early man! These bony growths at the tip of your fingers protect them from damage during highly skilled activities such as butchering an animal with a rock!

Nails As Claws

Though humans aren’t usually claw bearers unlike their primitive ancestors….their modern descendants aka us still carry this protective shell on top of fingertips(woah, I feel like Wolverine now).

Since nails are pretty much dead cells themselves…any growth and change only goes down or along, which means once again any outward sign grows out while leaving dead cells behind (ew..wait what?!… gross!)

Teeth: Hardened Rocks That Can Crumble

No one wants to go through life toothless so teeth provide essential support for maintaining healthy dietary habits.

Enamel Area

Most tooth’s outer surface are covered by enamel which provides necessary protection against those never-enough sugar cravings.


Contrary to popular belief we all harbour countless hordes (ouch!! sounds horrifying) of self sacrificing cell soldiers who work tirelessly throughout daily interactions until retirement. While they may die without announcement, we appreciate all the hard work they did silently thorughout lifetimes’ endeavours!

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