CONSIDER THESE FACTS:
An adult’s skin comprises between 15 and 20 percent of the total body weight.
Each square centimeter has 6 million cells, 5,000 sensory points, 100 sweat glands and 15 sebaceous glands.
SKIN IS COMPOSED OF THREE PRIMARY LAYERS:
The epidermis, which provides waterproofing and serves as a barrier to infection;
The dermis, which serves as a location for the appendages of skin; and
The hypodermis (subcutaneous adipose layer).