Friday, 9 December 2016

The skin

Skin is very important to a makeup artist as it is the MUA's canvas, without it the human body wouldn't be protected and makeup artists probably wouldn't exist or at least how we know them today. The skin has three layers: The epidermis, the outermost layer of skin, provides a waterproof barrier and creates our skin tone. The dermis, beneath the epidermis, contains tough connective tissue, hair follicles, and sweat glands. The deeper subcutaneous tissue (hypodermis) is made of fat and connective tissue. Its thickness varies from 0.5mm on your eyelids to 4mm or more on the palms of your hands and the soles of your feet. In total, it accounts for around 16 percent of your body weight, because of this, the skin is one of the largest organs in the body in surface area and weight. The skin consists of two layers: the epidermis and the dermis. Beneath the dermis lies the hypodermis or subcutaneous fatty tissue. The skin has three main functions: protection, regulation, and sensation, although it does other jobs too such as acting as a reservoir for the synthesis of Vitamin D. 

Fact and information sources:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/body/factfiles/skin/skin.shtml
http://www.clinimed.co.uk/Wound-Care/Education/Wound-Essentials/Structure-and-Function-of-the-Skin.aspx
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image source: http://easyscienceforkids.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/skin_layers.gif

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