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.
Can liquid be absorbed through the skin? Answer: No. Because your skin is made of something called stratified squamous epithelium, which is impermeable, so water can’t make it through the layers of your skin to rehydrate you. The water will get into your cells, which is why they swell up if you sit in the bath, but it won’t go any further.
Does your skin absorb everything? 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.
Is vitamin C absorbed through the skin? As one of the water soluble vitamins, Vitamin C is a small enough molecule that it can readily pass (diffuse) through cell membranes to be absorbed through the epidermis and transported to the underlying dermis where it can directly fight oxidative stress that leads to wrinkling, hyperpigmentation and development of