Personal Hygiene

Skin: Assignment 1

Skin Layers

Epidermis (the outermost layer)

Dermis (the middle layer)

Hypodermis (the last layer)

The three main functions of the skin are... (as follows)

Protection- To insulate and protect the body's insides. It protects against the invasion of bacteria and other foreign body's.

Sensory- To sense 5 different kinds of simulation: touch, pressure, heat, cold, and pain.

Regulatory- To help maintain body temperature and prevent overheating.


Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. Acne usually appears on your face, neck, chest, back and shoulders. The pimples and bumps heal slowly, and when one begins to go away, others seem to crop up.

The best way to treat acne is to prevent it by washing your face twice a day. Other than that there are medications out there to help treat acne.