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Soila Morales # Posted on October 27, 2022 at 10:26 am

The skin is the body’s largest organ, made of water, protein, fats and minerals. Your skin protects your body from germs and regulates body temperature. Nerves in the skin help you feel sensations like hot and cold.

Your skin, along with your hair, nails, oil glands and sweat glands, is part of the integumentary system.

The skin is made from 3 Layers:

Epidermis, the top layer.

* Your epidermis is the top layer of the skin that you can see and touch. Keratin, a protein inside skin cells, makes up the skin cells and, along with other proteins, sticks together to form this layer.

Dermis, the middle layer.

* The dermis makes up 90% of skin’s thickness.

Hypodermis, the bottom or fatty layer.

* The bottom layer of skin, or hypodermis, is the fatty layer.

Each layer is in charge of doing its own job for example the Epidermis is protective barrier it keeps bacteria and germs from entering your body and bloodstream and causing infections. It also protects against rain, sun and other elements. The epidermis continually makes new skin cells. It also helps fight off germs and infections. Provides skin color The epidermis contains melanin, the pigment that gives skin its color. The amount of melanin you have determines the color of your skin, hair and eyes. People who make more melanin have darker skin and may tan more quickly. The dermis has Collagen that is a protein that makes skin cells strong and resilient and elastin that is a protein that keeps skin flexible and also helps stretched skin regain its shape. The Dermis layer also helps Grow hair, make oil, produce sweat, and Supply blood. The hypodermis Cushions muscles and bones, the fat in the hypodermis protects muscles and bones from injuries when you fall or are in an accident it has connective tissue that connects layers of skin to muscles and bones. It helps the nerves and blood vessels get larger in the hypodermis. These nerves and blood vessels branch out to connect the hypodermis to the rest of the body. The hypodermis also regulates body temperature which helps the fat in the hypodermis keep you from getting too cold.