What does the hypodermis do?
The lower layer of your skin is the hypodermis. It contains fat
tissue that provides mechanical protection and insulation for your
Hypodermis, also called subcutaneous tissue, is the lowest layer of the skin in humans and is used mainly as fat storage. Females and males have hypodermis of equal thickness. The amount of fat stored by the hypodermis will vary based on what you eat, how often you exercise, and your general lifestyle.