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    How many layers of skin does the human body have?

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    The epidermis is the thinnest layer in your skin, but it's responsible for protecting you from the harsh environment.

    The epidermis has FIVE LAYERS of its own: stratum germinativum, stratum spinosum, stratum granulosum, stratum lucidum, and stratum corneum. The epidermis also hosts different types of cells: keratinocytes, melanocytes and Langerhans cells. Keratinocytes produce the protein known as keratin, the main component of the epidermis. Melanocytes produce your skin pigment, known as melanin. Langerhans cells prevent foreign substances from getting into your skin.



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