Skin Structure

Here we will discuss the structure of human skin, … and keeps water in. It is composed of layers of flat cells called “squamous” cells.

The Individual Layers of Skin and Their Functions. 1 The Epidermis. The epidermis is the outermost layer of the three layers of skin. Its thickness depends on where it is located on the body. For … 2 The Dermis. 3 The Subcutaneous Tissue.

The skin and its accessory structures make up the integumentary system, which provides the body with overall protection. The skin is made of multiple layers of cells and tissues, which are held to underlying structures by connective tissue (Figure 1). The deeper layer of skin is well vascularized (has numerous blood vessels).