How does absorption in the skin work? Dermal absorption happens when a chemical goes through the skin and travels into the body. Many chemicals used in the workplace can damage organs if they penetrate the skin and enter the bloodstream. Examples of these chemicals include pesticides and organic solvents.
Does your skin actually absorb? Your skin is the largest organ of your body and since it is porous, it absorbs whatever you put on it. A study published in the American Journal of Public Health looked into the skin’s absorption rates of chemicals found in drinking water. It showed that the skin absorbed an average of 64% of total contaminant dosage.
How quickly does the skin absorb? Our Skin Absorbs 60-70% of everything we put on it!
It is usually paired with “it takes 26 seconds for your skin absorb a chemical into your bloodstream”.
What do skin cells absorb? The outermost layer of skin contains keratin filaments in a geometrically ordered structure. Keratin is hydrophilic, meaning it feels very at home in an aquatic environment, which explains why skin cells absorb water.