The science of your skin and its proper care can be best understood through a comprehensive view of its anatomy and physiology. Learn about the structure and function of your skin and its important proteins so you can make better, more informed decisions on how to care for your skin.
Layers of the Skin
Your skin is a composite of three layers of connective tissue. The epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis join at cellular junctions to create the largest organ of your body.
Each layer of your skin has a unique role in maintaining homeostasis - your body's state of equilibrium. The skin regulates internal body temperature, protects delicate internal organs, and defends against pathogens and microbes. Read more ...