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Skin School

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1. The protective garment you wear round the clock

There is one garment you never take off. It is the most important garment you own. It weighs about five kilos and has a surface area of around two square metres. It is composed of three layers and you wear it for casual and special occasions alike – and it is vitally important.

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2. Get Equipped for the Cold

The skin faces additional stressors in wintertime. Low air humidity leads to skin that easily becomes dry, chapped and itchy. It is also important to be vigilant against frostbite on extremely cold winter days.

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3. Eczema – a Common, Everyday Problem

Eczema is one of the most common public health issues. Some kinds of eczema are hereditary while others are caused by external factors. Here, we have tips on how to avoid eczema and what to do if you are affected anyway.

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4. Just Enough Sun

Sure, sun-tanned skin can look good. But be mindful to limit your time in the sun. Otherwise, you can end up with serious skin damage or disease.

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5. Skin Problems in Industry

Regular contact with irritating substances and too much contact with water are among the worst things to which skin can be exposed. In other words, it is no surprise that industrial workers can suffer from severe skin problems.

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6. Good Bacteria are Necessary

The skin is one of the body’s most important shields against hazardous substances and external stressors. It also provides protection against unwelcome viruses and bacteria, while the skin’s natural protection consists of exactly that: bacteria.

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7. Evaporimetry – Measurement of Water Evaporation from the Skin

The skin is the body’s protective barrier. It protects us from a wide variety of external stressors, such as the damaging effects of dry air and excessive contact with water. Measuring water evaporation from the skin is an effective way to assess the wellness of the skin barrier.

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8. Even Small Cuts can Hurt

Already in the age of Hippocrates, people had ideas about how wounds heal. But today, we know more! For example, we know that wounds heal in three defined phases.

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9. Friendly Bacteria

To many people, the word “bacteria” may have negative connotations. But did you know that skin bacteria are an important part of our protection against un-welcome diseases and other attacks?

 

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10. Atopic Eczema – Signs of an Inadequate Skin Barrier

About one in every five children has atopic eczema, but for most of them, this disappears as they grow up. In 2006, researchers had a breakthrough regarding the mystery of atopic eczema.

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11. Filaggrin and its Impact on Skin pH

In the last issue of Skin School, we dove into atopic eczema and the research breakthrough demonstrating that people with atopic eczema have a reduced ability to produce the important protein filaggrin.

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12. Skin and Choosing a Hand Cleanser

When describing anything with a long history, the ancient Greeks tend to be mentioned. Olive oil, sand and pumice stone were king for the Greeks and Romans. Today there is a large selection of ingredients for skin cleansers.

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