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7 Layers of skin

 

3 distinct layer types of the skin

    Epidermis (top),

    Dermis and

    Hypodermis (subcutaneous fat)

 

 

5 layers of the Epidermis (Top external layer first)

 

    1. Stratum Corneum

    2. Stratum Lucidum (only in thick skin like the palm of the hand or the foot sole.)

    3. Stratum Granulosum

    4. Stratum Spinosum

    5. Stratum Germinativum

 

2 layers of the Dermis

 

    1. Dermal Papillary layer

    2. Dermal Reticular layer (the location of a lot of structures, such as hair follicles & blood vessels)