The skin is the largest organ of the body. The skin protects body from microbes and the elements, helps regulate body temperature, and permits the sensations of touch, heat, and cold. Skin has three layers: The epidermis, the outermost layer of skin, provides a waterproof barrier and creates our skin tone. The dermis, beneath the epidermis, contains tough connective tissue, hair follicles, and sweat glands. The deeper subcutaneous tissue (hypodermis) is made of fat and connective tissue. Skin acts as a physical barrier and provides protection against foreign invaders. Skin is characterised as primary immune system as they are considered to be a unit specialised cells of the body system. Some of these cells observe invasion by foreign proteins, like microorganism and viruses, while different cells have the capability of destroying and removing such material.
Related Journals on Skin: Skin Research and Technology, Journal of Skin Cancer, Skin Therapy Letter, Annals of Dermatology, BMC Dermatology, Case Reports in Dermatology, Skin Pharmacology and Physiology, Advances in Skin & Wound Care, Skin Research and Technology, Skinmed, Skin Research.