Understanding the Skin Layers

Understanding the Skin Layers

The human body’s largest organ is the skin. This protector layer provides barriers from germs and bacteria from entering your body therefore taking care of your skin is very essential. The first layers are called

  • Epidermis: This is the part of the skin that is visible to eye. The top layer of your skin contains billions of pores which is the visible top layer we see and touch. The epidermis is responsible for making new skin cells. This happens at the root of the epidermis while the skin cells travel up to the top layer and flakes off bringing the new skin forward. Also, the epidermis give skin its color by making carbon (melanin , which is very important in the healing process and fighting bacteria. The epidermis duty is to protect your body because it’s apart of your immune system helping you stay healthy.

  • Dermis: The second layer of your skin is called the dermis. In this part of skin sweat glands are located through little pockets in the dermis. In the dermis the pores keep you cool and helps you get rid of bad stuff your body doesn’t need. In this layer feelings which comes from the nerve endings in the dermis sends signals to your brain, so you know how something feel rather it hurts or feel good , itchy , burn, etc.  In the dermis growing hair is where this occurred because the hair roots are located here. Each root is attached to a tiny little muscles that tightens when growth occurs. Another type of little pockets, or glands that produces oil is located here in the dermis. The oil help keeps your skin soft, smooth and waterproof. If to much oil is being produced this will cause acne , pimples and Zits etc. The dermis is responsible for bringing blood to your skin . The blood feeds your skin and takes away bad stuff through little tubes called vessels we do in your lymphatic drainage facial.

  • Hypodermis (Subcutaneous fat): This is the bottom layer of the skin. Very fatty and plays a very important role. This part of the skin helps the blood vessels and nerve cells controlling your body temperature helping your body not getting to hot or to cold. This is where your fat pads are located protecting your from bumps and falls.


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