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Noninvasive Methods for the Determination of Skin Hydration

  • A. Triebskorn
  • M. Gloor

Abstract

In 1953, Blank [1] showed that water makes up 10% - 20% of the stratum corneum. As soon as the amount of water decreases below 10%, the skin develops a rough and dry looking appearance. Kligman [17], in 1963, maintained that the lipids of the skin surface were of no essential significance for the appearance of the horny layer, rather that the appearance of the skin is mainly due to the water content of the horny layer. Based on the postulated affiliation between stratum corneum hydration and the macroscopic aspect of the skin, diverse methods for assessing horny layer hydration have been developed (for details see Gloor’s outline in chapter 3 of [7]).

Keywords

Atopic Dermatitis Stratum Corneum Skin Surface Attenuate Total Reflectance Topical Agent 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Triebskorn
  • M. Gloor
    • 1
  1. 1.Hautklinik des Städtischen Klinikum KarlsruheKarlsruheGermany

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