When you think of your skin, you’re probably envisioning what’s only visible to you—the surface of your skin. But much that happens there, like acne, dryness and even sweat, is impacted by reactions and activities deep within the skin. Skin is actually the largest organ in the body and forms the first line of defence. In a 70 kg individual, the skin weighs over 5 kg and covers a surface area of approximately 2 square meters .
Skin has three primary layers, and each serves its own purpose. They are
The epidermis is the outer layer of skin, and you can think of it as the body’s first line of defense against bacteria, viruses and even the environment. But it’s not just one uniform layer! To cover all of its responsibilities, the epidermis is actually comprised of four thinner layers:
The dermis is where much of the magic happens—in the skin, at least. Collagen and elastin make up the majority of the dermis, as well as fibroblasts (the type of cell that creates the collagen and elastic tissue). This layer serves a few purposes:
This layer of fat is the deepest layer of skin, and it basically attaches your bones to your muscle and bones. It’s so deep, in fact, that active ingredients from your skin care products will never reach it. This layer has a few vital duties:
Apart from these layers, there are many skin-associated structures known as skin appendages which serve particular functions like sensation, contractility, lubrication and heat loss. They are hairs, arrector pilli, sebaceous glands, sweat glands and nails.
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