Three things you didn't know about the skin

The stratum corneum, the uppermost layer of our skin, plays a vital protective role, so what are our most recent learnings about it?

The stratum corneum (SC) is the barrier between us, as organisms, and the outside world. A bricks-and-mortar style layer comprising a ‘pile’ of 10-20 corneocytes and intercellular lipids, the SC provides regulates both water evaporation and the invasion of exogenous hazards.

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