barrier: skin keeps things from entering your body and keeps your body together.
protection: keeps bacteria, fungi, and viruses from damaging itself and entering the body.
sensation: sence the world around you.
regeneration: repairs wounds.
regulate temp: keep body temp in homeostasis.
uv protection: UVA & UVB rays (sunlight) from damaging your body.
attraction: gives clues about your health and find a mate.
epidermis (1st layer) function and is thinnest where?
function: bottom layer, stratum basal, has cells that are shaped like columns. in this layer cells divide and push already formed cells into higher layers. as cells move into higher layers, they flatten and eventually die.(new skin)