The structure of the skin - image description

This diagram shows the structure of the skin. The epidermis is the top layer of the skin. It is made up mainly of squamous cells. The lowest layer of the epidermis is made of basal cells and melanocytes. Beneath the epidermis is the dermis. The dermis contains nerve endings, blood vessels, and sweat glands. Hairs grow from the base of the dermis up through the epidermis to above the skin. Beneath the dermis is a layer of fat.