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Skin-Influencing Factors in Daily Life 

Skin-Influencing Factors in Daily Life
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Skin-Influencing Factors in Daily Life
Author(s):

Katy Burris

, Andrea Hui

, and Adekemi Akingboye

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199907922.003.0004
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date: 30 October 2020

UVA and UVB therefore cause the majority of effects on the skin, which can be short-term and/or long-term. There is a large body of evidence supporting the role of several vitamins in photoaging. Emollients are the foundation of dermatologic treatment and help maintain normal skin function. Ceramides comprise 40% of the lipid content in the human stratum corneum and play a vital role in maintaining the epidermal barrier. Our body works to maintain homeostasis despite potential external influences such as UV light, heat, humidity, and chemicals.

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