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How are humans waterproof?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
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In brief: Waterproof skin

The outer layer of skin (epidermis) contains a tough, water resistant protein called keratin.
As well as a greasy sebum, secreted by sebaceous glands, has an anti-microbial effect, as does the wax secreted by the skin lining the outer ear cavity.

In brief: Waterproof skin

The outer layer of skin (epidermis) contains a tough, water resistant protein called keratin.
As well as a greasy sebum, secreted by sebaceous glands, has an anti-microbial effect, as does the wax secreted by the skin lining the outer ear cavity.
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