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Skin disorder - How Does Skin Dry

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How does skin dry?

  • Stratum corneum has water content of nearly 30% and when this content comes down to less than 10% on the outermost layer of skin, the skin becomes dry, rough, and scaly.
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  • Water is lost through evaporation (Trans Epidermal Water Loss; TEWL) to the atmosphere under low humidity conditions and must be replenished by water from the lower layers of the skin.
  • Skin becomes dry due to cleansing, ichthyosis and dermatitis.
  • Inadequate sweat glands and oil glands are present with abnormal keratinization.
  • Post-burn and surgical scars destroy skin appendages and thin the epidermis.
  • Areas radiated with radiation therapies become dry and hence vulnerable to trauma, eczema and ulcers.

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I am a recently licensed esthetician. A young girl was brought in by her mother, her mother advising that her daughter "had dry patches on her skin."] The young girls skin is hard to describe, but it remind me of the feel of crusty snow. The didn't really have patches, her arms face and chest all had the same condition. She did have beautiful pale skin but the feel was really bizarre. She did have some breakouts on her chin so her condition wasn't from a loss of oil. I've looked up asteatosis and alipidic symptoms but these conditions don't seem to fit the description. Any information you can provide will be helpful. Thank you, Sandra

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