Anatomy of Your Skin


Your skin is the largest organ on the human body and quite a hero when it comes to defending your body. It creates a protective layer against heat, light, the environment, injury and infection. It also helps regulate the body’s temperature; stores water, fat and Vitamin D; prevents entry of bacteria; and acts as a sensory organ. Did you know that on average, an adult has between 18 and 20-square feet of skin, which roughly weighs six pounds?

There are 3 layers to your skin:

  • Epidermis: This is the outermost layer that sloughs off dead skin cells and acts as a protective barrier against foreign bodies, infections and the sun. It also contains the cells (melanocytes), which are responsible for skin pigmentation.
  • Dermis: This middle layer houses hair follicles, sebaceous (oil) glands, sweat glands, capillaries (small blood vessels) and lymph vessels and is held together by a protein called collagen. Sweat glands are part of the body’s cooling system. The dermis also contains touch and pain receptors.
  • Subcutaneous: This is the deepest layer of skin containing larger blood vessels and nerves. It is made up of a network of collagen and fat cells and plays an important role in the manufacture of Vitamin D, protecting against injury and conserving body heat.

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Derma One Medical Centre

Derma One Medical Centre W.L.L.
P.O. Box 31008, Flat 61, Bldg. 71, Road 3201, Block 332
Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
Office Hours: 9am – 8pm (Sat – Thurs) & 10am – 5pm (Fri)
Tel: +973 1724 0042

Derma One NK Med Spa

Nakheel Center
Shop 205, Road 1322, Bldg. 789 Block 513
Maqabah, Kingdom of Bahrain
Office Hours: 9am – 7pm (Sat – Fri)
Tel: 17 59 55 60