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Is skin the same all over the body?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

The outermost layer of skin, called the epidermis, produces a thin barrier layer called the stratum corneum. This layer varies throughout the body in its structure, thickness, composition and functional properties. For example, the skin on your palms and soles is thicker than on your face.

 

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