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Hair & Beauty: Skin

Skin Layers

Skin is the covering, or integument, of the body’s surface that both provides protection and receives sensory stimuli from the external environment. The skin consists of three layers of tissue:

The epidermis, an outermost layer that contains the primary protective structure the stratum corneum.

The dermis, a fibrous layer that supports and strengthens the epidermis.

The hypodermis or subcutis, a subcutaneous layer of fat beneath the dermis that supplies nutrients to the other two layers and that cushions and insulates the body. (source: Encyclopaedia Britannica).

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Fundamentals of anatomy & physiology

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