Gender-related differences in the physiology of the stratum corneum.

  title={Gender-related differences in the physiology of the stratum corneum.},
  author={Ute Jacobi and Julien Gautier and Wolfram Sterry and Juergen Lademann},
  volume={211 4},
BACKGROUND Only few studies on gender-related differences in skin physiology have been performed--and they provided conflicting results. OBJECTIVE In the present study, the effect of gender on the physiology of the stratum corneum was studied. METHODS The physiological parameters transepidermal water loss, pH value, hydration and sebum content were determined on the flexor forearms of 6 female and 6 male volunteers. In addition, stratum corneum samples, removed by tape stripping, were… CONTINUE READING

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