What are the Layers of the Skin?

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Feb 06, 2013

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layers of skin

Skin comprises of three layers, which are as follows:

  • The Epidermis is the outermost layer of the skin; its thickness varies as per the different parts of the body. This layer of skin is thickest at the palms and the heels, while it is thinnest at the eyelids.
  • The Dermis comprises only of living cell; in this layer you can find the sweat glands, hair follicles, nerve endings and blood capillaries.
  • The Subcutaneous Tissue is the inner most layer of the skin; it is comprised of a layer of fat and its thickness varies from one person to another. The body temperature is controlled by this layer and it also works as a protective layer for the internal organs from the external impact.


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