Why Does Skin Wrinkle in Water?

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The skin normally wrinkles in water because keratinocytes, which is an outer layer of the skin, absorbs it and swells. However, this strong intracellular skeleton made up of a protein does allow water to accumulate to the inner muscles of the skin.
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Skin starts to look wrinkled when submerged in water for a long time because the oil in the skin, called sebum, gets washed away, allowing the water to penetrate the outer layer of skin.
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