Posts Tagged ‘peau sèche’

Xerosis (Dry Skin)(For Professionals)

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Dry skin is commonly referred to as xerosis, which is a form of endogeneous eczema (the skin is not red). It is very common and tends to occur when absolute humidity levels are low such as in the winter in temperate countries. It is also a complaint of people living in tropical climates migrating to […]

What type of skin do I have?

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

What dermatologists hear the most are patient’s comments on how dry, oily their skin is… Here is how you can determine what type of skin you have: Normal skin Small pores Smooth on touch without feeling rough (dry skin) or oily Dry/sensitive skin Small pores with an oily secretion on the surface. Tarnishes itself and […]

Skin Problems in the Elderly

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

Dr Christophe HSU – dermatologist. Geneva, Switzerland What are the common skin problems occurring in the elderly? Appearance and Texture Changes The skin is constantly renewing itself. New cells are formed on the lower layer of skin which slowly move upward. By the time they reach the surface of the skin, these cells are dead […]

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