# Does the dermis contain more water than the epidermis?

Dec 23, 2017

Yeah it does!

#### Explanation:

Dermis also known as corium is middle layer of skin that connects the outer layer(epidermis) with the underneath layer(hypodermis).
Being $10 - 40$ times thicker than epidermis, it stores much of the body's water supply. Its own water content is over 60%. And if related to total water content of the whole body, it contains 20-40% of water.

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