In which layer of skin are sweat glands located?

1 Answer
Sep 17, 2016

Answer:

In the dermis.

Explanation:

The skin has several layers (see image):

  • epidermis: the outermost layer of the skin; creates a barrier
  • dermis: contains connective tissue, sweat glands, hair follicles and nerve endings
  • hypodermis: the innermost layer of the skin also called subcutis; consists of fat that provides insulation.

So most of the 'action' takes place in the dermis layer, that is where the sweat glands are located (sometimes protruding into the hypodermis).

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