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How the skin reacts to environmental factors

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  • L. Misery

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      *Corresponding author, Department of Dermatology, University Teaching Hospital, Brest 29609, France, tel. +33 298 22 33 15; fax +33 298 22 33 82; E-mail: laurent.misery@chu-brest.fr
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*Corresponding author, Department of Dermatology, University Teaching Hospital, Brest 29609, France, tel. +33 298 22 33 15; fax +33 298 22 33 82; E-mail: laurent.misery@chu-brest.fr

Abstract

The skin is one of the main points of contact with the environment. Usually, interactions between skin and environmental factors are harmonious. But sometimes, the skin barrier is modified (dry or greasy skin) or skin inflammation can occur (irritated, reactive, allergic or atopic skin).

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