In which layer of skin are sweat glands located?
Sep 17, 2016
In the dermis.
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).