It’s key to know what your skin is made up of and how does each of the skin layers function?
Continue reading and learn more about your skin functionality.
The skin is the largest organ of the body, with a total area of about 20 square feet. The skin protects us from microbes and the elements, helps regulate body temperature, and permits the sensations of touch, heat, and cold.
Skin has three layers:
The Epidermis: the outer layer of skin, provides a waterproof barrier and creates our skin tone.
The Dermis: beneath the epidermis, contains tough connective tissue, hair follicles, and sweat glands.
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The Subcutaneous or (Hypodermis): it’s the deeper layer of the skin made of fat and connective tissue.
The skin’s color is created by special cells called melanocytes, which produce the pigment melanin. Melanocytes are located in the epidermis.