The skin consists of three layers the Epidermis; Dermis and Hyperdermis.
The epidermis is the thin outermost layer which acts as a protective barrier from pathogens and toxins from invading the body.
The Dermis is the inner layer which is situated between the epidermis and hyperdermis. The dermis comprises of hair follicles, sweat glands, blood vessels, nerve receptors, and connective tissue which all help with sweat production; regulating body temperature through increasing and/or decreasing blood flow to the skin depending on whether it is hold or cold; tissue repair; sensing pain and differentiating between hot and cold objects.
The hyperdermis is located below the dermis it serves to insulate the body from fluctuating temperatures; provides additional cushioning and acts as a energy storage area.
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