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The skin has 3 main layers

Skin 3 main layers The Epidermis (Top Layer) The Dermis (Middle Layer) Subcutaneous Layer (Basal Layer). The Epidermis is the outermost layer that you can see, and varies in thickness.  This section is subdivided into 5 smaller layers: Stratum Corneum (Horny Layer) *25-39 Cells deep, flat dead horny keratinized cells no longer containing nuclei.  These …

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The Epidermis

The Epidermis The epidermis is above the dermis and contains five layers. The cells in these layers go through a process called keratinisation as they’re pushed upwards and reach the surface of the skin.Keratinisation is the hardening of a cell caused by the production of a protein called keratin and the degeneration of its nucleus.These …

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