Why does skin wrinkle in the bath?

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Why does skin wrinkle in the bath?
« on: 21/02/2009 13:30:02 »
PaulaOR asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Why does our skin get wrinkled after a long soak in the bath or pool?

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Why does skin wrinkle in the bath?
« Reply #1 on: 21/02/2009 16:31:24 »
You'll notice your hands get more wrinkly than say your belly. This is because you have more dead skin on your hands because you're always using them. The dead skin absorbs water and expands, causing the wrinkles.