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Angela Mayfield # Posted on November 4, 2022 at 6:45 pm

Skin has two main layers, both of which serve a purpose. Beneath the two layers is a layer of subcutaneous fat, which also protects your body and helps you adjust to outside temperatures. Some health conditions start or exist only in certain layers of your skin. Keep reading to understand more about the layers of the skin and their role in different diagnoses.The epidermis is the top layer of your skin. It’s the only layer that is visible to the eyes. The epidermis is thicker than you might expect and has five sublayers.
Your epidermis is constantly shedding dead skin cells from the top layer and replacing them with new healthy cells that grow in lower layers. It is also home to your pores, which allow oil and sweat to escape.The dermis is thicker than the epidermis and contains all sweat and oil glands, hair follicles, connective tissues, nerve endings, and lymph vessels. While the epidermis covers your body in a visible layer, the dermis is the layer of skin that really enables the function of pathogen protection that your body needs.Since the dermis contains collagen and elastin, it also helps support the structure of skin that we see.
The layer of skin beneath the dermis is sometimes called the subcutaneous fat, subcutis, or hypodermis layer. This layer provides insulation for your body, keeping you warm. It also provides a cushion that works like a shock absorber surrounding your vital organs.