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What is the dermis?

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It's the layer of your skin that gets wrinkles. The dermis is a complex combination of blood vessels, hair follicles, and sebaceous (oil) glands. Here, you'll find collagen and elastin, two proteins needed for skin health because they offer support and elasticity. Fibroblasts are the cells you'll find in this layer, because they make collagen and elastin. This layer also has nerves that sense pain, touch, and temperature.

From: An Overview of the Skin WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Medical Association: "Atlas of the Human Body: Skin."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Skin Dictionary."

KidsHealth: "Skin, Hair, and Nails."

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Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 02, 2018

SOURCES:

American Medical Association: "Atlas of the Human Body: Skin."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Skin Dictionary."

KidsHealth: "Skin, Hair, and Nails."

FDA.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 02, 2018

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