The Skin. About the skin. Largest organ of the body Covers and protects everything inside the body Controls body temperature Allows us to have the sense of touch through nerve endings Skin can become infected with bacteria, viruses and fungi Mends itself when damaged. Structure of Skin.
What happens to skin cells when they reach the outer layer?
What helps the hairs move?
What gland produces oils?
What do sensory cells helps us do?
Die & flake off
Touch, pressure, heat, cold, painTask: Answer the following
Blood vessels open up more (vasodilation)
Hairs stand up
Warm air is trapped against the skin
Blood vessels constrict (vasoconstriction)
with the oil