Our Skin Is Only Skin Deep
Our skin is very important. It’s the largest organ in our body. The average adult has 21 square feet of skin, which weighs 7 pounds, which is the same weight as a small Chihuahua… or 15 bananas… or 7-pound weights. There are all kinds of skin products. All the skin product companies give out free samples so you can try them. People love free samples. They like to grab a bunch of them and put them in their purse. When they finally get around to trying them, they have no idea what they're putting on. "Whoops, that's mustard! ... but my skin is glowing!"
Skin care is a 12-billion-dollar a year industry. There's 300 million people in America… so if you do the math, that means we spend about a hundred million dollars per person. You didn't know you made that much money, did you? A lot of people ask me, they say, "Ellen, what are your skin care secrets?" What I do is… now try to follow this; I wash my face and then I moisturizer it. They say these are the best things you can do for your skin; stay out of the sun, don’t smoke. Keep hydrated and stay away from alcohol and caffeine. That's why the people with the best skin are Mormons. Have you seen Donny and Marie lately? No. Nobody has. They're indoors looking young, drinking water and scrapbooking.