Layers of the Skin Video for Kids

                                               Layers of the Skin

Your body’s largest organ is your skin. It performs different physical functions like: – protects your bones, internal organs, muscles, allows you body to feel heat and cold. Skin regulates your body heat by using your blood.

Layers of skin: –

Human skin is constructed of three layers: –

  • Epidermis: – It is the outer layer. Palms of your hands and soles of feet have the thickest outer layer.
  • Dermis: – It is the middle layer. This layer contains hair andr gs.
  • Subcutis: – Subcutis is the deepest layer of a mammal’s skin that stores fat, nerves blood vessels and hair follicle roots.

Facts you didn’t know: –

  • Around 16% of your entire body weight is made up of your skin.
  • Your skin has four major receptors that respond to pressure.
  • Body temperature of humans is regulated by a bodily function of sweating performed by your skin.
  • Skin colour depends on the amount of melanin produced by your body. If your body produces more melanin, your skin will be darker.
  • These melanin producing cells are located in epidermis.
  • On a daily basis, your skin regenerates itself and creates a new layer of skin in every 28 days.
  • Various bacteria call your skin surface home. Most of them are harmless and they can help immune cells to fight disease causing microbes.
  • Fingerprints on your palms increase fiction and help to grip any object.
  • Your skin release the sweat which is odourless but the bacteria present on the skin is the reason of body odour.
  • A baby will develop its permanent skin tone within 6 months of birth.
  • Every 5 square cm of skin has more than 500 sweat glands.
  • Your eyelids and area around the eyes has the thinnest layer of skin.