SKIN = the LARGEST organ

DID YOU KNOW:

The skin is the largest organ inside the BODY. The skin covers on average 20 at least 20 square feet. The skin which is referred to as the integumentary system consists of hair, skin, and nails.

DID YOU KNOW:

The skin is the immune system’s starting DEFENSE. It protects the body from damage, external elements and pathogens.

The skin consists of three layers which are epidermis, dermis and hypodermis.

  1. Epidermis – is a waterproof barrier
  2. Dermis – consists of connective tissue, hair follicles, and sweat glands
  3. Hypodermis – is made up of fat and connective tissue

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