Structure of the skin - Image description

This diagram shows the structure of the skin. The epidermis is the top layer of the skin. Beneath the epidermis is the layer called the dermis, which sits on top of a layer of fat. The dermis contains cells called melanocytes, which are the cells that give your skin its colour. Your nerve endings, blood vessels and sweat glands are also located in the dermis. Any hair present on your skin also has a root called a hair follicle, which is located beneath the epidermis.