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The skin is made up of three layers which are the epidermis, dermis and the subcutaneous tissue.
  • Epidermis - is the skin's outermost layer. Its main purpose is to act as the skin's barrier to the external environment.

  • Dermis - is the layer of the skin just below the epidermis. It is here where the connective tissue is located. Collagen, proteins and elastin fibers are all types of connective tissues.

    Collagen - responsible in giving the skin its strength

    Proteins - (glycosaminoglycans) gives the skin its normal shape or fullness

    Elastin fibers - promotes skin elasticity

  • Subcutaneous tissue - is the bottom layer of the skin which is comprised of fat tissues. This layer of the skin maintains proper insulation to the body therefore making the skin look full.
Note: the joint which exists between the epidermal and the dermal layers is considered to be an important part of the skin's structure. The two layers are interconnected by rete ridges (the network of intersecting projections between the epidermis and the dermis). The epidermis layer of the skin receives its nutrients from the dermis. These rete ridges promote enlargement of the surface area of the epidermis which is subject to the blood vessels and the necessary nutrients.

During younger years, elastin fibers make the skin stretch and hold moisture while the collagen gives the skin maximum strength. The combination of these two keeps the skin looking young and feeling healthy.

As we age, the body can no longer produce much collagen and elastin. Without enough collagen and elastin fibers, the skin gets thinner therefore making it impossible for the skin to restore enough moisture to keep the epidermis healthy. The subcutaneous layer of the skin which gives the skin its shape and fullness start to disappear hence the uppermost layer (epidermis) begins to sad. This is when wrinkles are formed.

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