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"Researchers previously thought that the wrinkling of the fingers was due to osmosis, where water entered the upper layer of skin, causing it to swell and create all these ridges. In actuality, this is an active process controlled by the autonomic nervous system, where the narrowing of blood vessels reduces the amount of volume in your fingertips. Knowing it's an active process must mean it serves a purpose."

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Q: Why do your fingers go wrinkly in the bath?
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Would your fingers go more or less wrinkly in the sea?

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your fingers go weird because we are covered in oil and it gets rubbed of on our fingers so they are not water proof. the water goes into your fingers make in the cells expand and then pop making your fingers to go weird.


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Why the fingers shrink after bath?

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Usually our skin is water resistant with the help of keratin which is part of a cell to resist water and bacteria. After a long bath or a dip in the pool this resistance lessens, and the cells soak up the water and expand. causing the wrinkles. Eventually the water evaporates, and when it does the skin on your fingertips turn back to normal.


What happens to you fingertips when you spend too much time in the bathtub or a swimming pool. Would adding bath salts to the bath water change the outcome?

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Usually our skin is water resistant with the help of keratin which is part of a cell to resist water and bacteria. After a long bath or a dip in the pool this resistance lessens, and the cells soak up the water and expand. causing the wrinkles. Eventually the water evaporates, and when it does the skin on your fingertips turn back to normal.


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