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Skin anatomy is often more complex than people think. Learn more about skin anatomy at HowStuffWorks.

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How does my skin anatomy change as I get older?

Aging skin is a fact of life. At some point in each of our lives, our smooth and supple exteriors become dry, wrinkled and saggy. And although much of aging is biologically inevitable, there are some things you can do to protect yourself from the ravages of time.


How Itches Work

 How Itches Work

The reasoning behind itches has puzzled scientists for decades. Learn all about itches and what relieves them at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Do vegetarians have smellier sweat than omnivores?

 Do vegetarians have smellier sweat than omnivores?

Some people think of vegetarians as 'stinky.' Find out if vegetarians have smellier sweat than omnivores at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Sweat Works

 How Sweat Works

Sweat is your body's way of cooling itself. Learn how the body makes sweat, why we sweat and what factors affect sweating. See more »

How many skin cells do you shed every day?

 How many skin cells do you shed every day?

You shed skin cells everyday, but do you know how many? Take a look at the surprising amount of skin cells shed by your body every day. See more »

5 Ways Your Skin Changes During Adolescence

 5 Ways Your Skin Changes During Adolescence

Your skin changes during adolescence -- from acne to smells. See the five ways skin changes during adolescence to know what to expect. See more »

How does your skin eliminate waste?

 How does your skin eliminate waste?

Skin eliminates waste to protect itself from toxins. See how skin eliminates waste and other skin health information. See more »

How does my skin anatomy change as I get older?

 How does my skin anatomy change as I get older?

Ever wondered how your skin anatomy changes as you age? Take a look what happens under the surface, how to protect your skin and skin anatomy changes. See more »

How Your Skin Works

 How Your Skin Works

You have lots of skin, but how much do you really know about it? Learn about skin components, skin color and everything else about your skin. See more »

Skin Grafts

 Skin Grafts

Skin grafts are patches of skin that are attached to help wounds heal. Even though it's incredibly painful, skin graft surgery can save lives. See more »

Why does fake gold turn your skin green?

 Why does fake gold turn your skin green?

Why does fake gold turn your skin green? Read about the chemical reactions with jewelry that make your skin turn green. See more »