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Your skin feels tight, taut and itches? It can happen your skin have to get scales or cracks?  No doubt it is very dry.  This type of skin is characterised by a lack of water and sometimes of lipids, molecules whose presence is essential to maintain good hydration.

Why do some skins become very dry?  How can one limit uncomfortable sensations linked to this dryness? Why are very dry skins more marked by wrinkles and why?  Read our “very dry skin” file, for our advice and explanations.

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The epidermis: a barrier against aggressions

The epidermis is the outer layer of skin cells. It plays a protective role against the attacks which the body has to constantly face, day and night.
Daily assaults of the epidermis
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The dermis, second layer of the skin

The dermis is a true support for the epidermis, to which it is attached by a junction called dermo-epidermal. It helps with:

feeding the skin cells
the elimination of waste
the regulation of the bloo...

The hypodermis, last layer of the skin

The hypodermis can be compared to a fatty cushion protecting from shocks. It helps maintain the body temperature and supports structures like the hair roots. This deep layer acts as an interface betwe...

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