BIH

BIH

Business in Heels (BIH) is Australia’s premier business networking group for women, and this year, thanks to Nicola Jones-Crossley, it has arrived in Bangkok. BIH aims to connect like-minded businesswomen and provide them with opportunities to meet, socialize and share ideas with one another at informal meet-ups.

Although the Bangkok branch was only recently established, Nicola has been working hard to build up awareness of the organization and its aims. The Facebook page already has over 500 members and Nicky tweets on a regular basis as @BIHBangkok.

Nicky has been an enthusiastic advocate of Siam Botanicals products, and we are very pleased to offer our support as the main Event Partner at BIH Bangkok’s official launch event, which is taking place on 26 March at the Swissôtel Nai Lert Park. It’ll be a great opportunity to listen to some interesting and inspiring guest speakers and to mingle, glass of fizz in hand, with Bangkok businesswomen from a wide range of industries. And of course, there’ll be some fabulous Siam Botanicals goodies for you to take home at the end of the night!

If you’re a businesswoman in Bangkok and would like to buy a ticket for this event, click here. We’d love to see you there!

 

Recently, I posted a series of tweets featuring interesting facts about skin, which I am sharing here. It’s good to remember that our skin plays an incredibly important role in keeping us healthy. It protects our bones, muscles and internal organs; protects us from external diseases; and helps us to regulate our body temperature. The best way to thank it is to look after it!

(Yes, I am following up on my previous post about the proliferation of lists on the internet with, well, a list… but as I said, they are the perfect way to present certain material!)

1. The skin is our largest organ – the average adult’s skin, if stretched out, would measure about 1.8 sq m – 2 sq m.

2. It is also our heaviest organ, weighing in at around 8-10lb (depending on the person, obviously).

3. Your body produces a totally new epidermis about every 30 days.

4. The thinnest skin is on your eyelids (c. 0.5mm).

5. The thickest skin is on the soles of your feet (approx 4mm).

6. Your skin sheds 30,000 – 50,000 dead cells a MINUTE. Well over half of the dust in your home is actually dead skin.

7. The skin can release as much as 10-14 ltr of sweat over the course of a hot day.

8. Human skin is incredibly well supplied with blood vessels (capillaries, arteries and veins) – the average adult body contains more than 60,000 miles of them!

9. It is thought that the average person sheds around 47kg of skin in his/her lifetime.

10. Our skin is crawling with hundreds of different types of bacteria. Luckily, the vast majority of them are harmless.

Do you have an amazing skin fact that we haven’t included? Let us know in the comments below.