Epidermis – The outer layer of skin
The outer layer of skin forms a barrier for our skin and provides the protection it needs. This barrier is important to protect our body from external influences, and also to store moisture within. In the lower layers of the epidermis, new cells are continuously forming, which move to the skin’s surface and then die off there. In this way, the epidermis completely renews itself every four weeks.
Dermis – The link between the epidermis and subcutis
A network of collagen and elastic fibres provide the skin with its elasticity and firmness. The collagen content reduces constantly with age. The quantity of intact elastic fibres also reduces. The skin loses its elasticity and tone.
Subcutis – The lowest layer of skin
The subcutis mainly consists of connective tissue and fatty tissue. The lipid-storing cells in the fatty tissue reduce with age, however. As a result, the volume of the skin reduces and the first wrinkles appear.