Is only the top layer of skin cells alive?

Top most layer of skin is actually dead and keratinised.

The skin has three histologically different layers: outermost , middle dermis and innermost .

The epidermis is stratified epithelium, sitting on basement membrane. Innermost basal layer gives rise to new cells continuously, while cells reaching outermost layer are all dead.

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