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What is your epidermis?

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The epidermis is the thinnest layer in your skin. It has four layers of its own: stratum germinativum, stratum spinosum, stratum granulosum, and stratum lucidum. The epidermis has several types of cells: keratinocytes, melanocytes and Langerhans cells. Keratinocytes make the protein known as keratin. Melanocytes make your skin pigment, known as melanin. Langerhans cells prevent foreign substances from getting into your skin.

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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