Human skin has three layers: epidermis, dermis and hypodermis. Each layer has a unique role in protecting the body and maintaining the functions that are more than skin deep. More » Science Human Anatomy Organs

Human skin burns to varying degrees of severity as the applied temperature rises. Humans begin to feel a burning pain when skin temperature rises to 111 degrees Fahrenheit, with first-degree burns developing at 118 F. More » Health Medical Ranges & Levels

WebMD offers a set of human skin parasites that include bedbugs, lice and scabies. The Bohart Museum of Entomology features photos of mites that bite humans, causing itchy red papules. Most mites actually live permanentl... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Skin Conditions
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The skin is made up of three layers, including the epidermis, dermis and hypodermis, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. While there are technically no upper and lower epidermises, these terms are often use... More » Science Human Anatomy Organs

The hypodermis is the deepest layer of skin, lying beneath the dermis and epidermis. It is also referred to as subcutaneous tissue. It is designed to conserve energy and is made up of cells that store fat for the body's ... More » Science Human Anatomy

The top layer of skin is called the epidermis, the second layer is the dermis, and the third layer is the hypodermis. The skin is the body's largest organ, and it offers the first line of protection against bacteria and ... More » Science Human Anatomy

The five layers of the epidermis include the stratum basale, stratum spinosum, stratum granulosum, stratum lucidum and stratum corneum. Cells in the epidermis divide and move up to replace cells in the layers above, chan... More » Science Human Anatomy Organs