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How does your skin care respond to indoor dermal stresses?

The Key Challenges

You cannot sense the magnitude of indoor drying stresses on your skin due to changes in humidity and temperature. This can impact your skin care because we spend most of out time indoors!

Indoor drying stresses are linked to changes in the weather, and therefore skin-care practices should adapt accordingly to promote healthy skin.

Maintaining healthy-looking skin gets more difficult as you age due to biochemical changes that impact the barrier function of the outermost skin layer (stratum corneum).

Failure to keep aging skin hydrated increases the risk of low-level dermal inflammation, which has been connected to various health conditions ranging from eczema to cognitive impairment.

The Solutions

First, use the Seasonal.Skin web app to see how your indoor dermal stresses vary over the course of the year at your residential location.

Then, link to the Dermidia Select app to get a current estimate of the Dry Skin Index (DSI), which measures the external drying stresses on skin due to changes in indoor temperature and relative humidity.

Adapt your skin care based on the magnitude of indoor dermal stresses so that you can achieve healthier skin care with:

  1. the timely application of the appropriate moisturizing creams and lotions to keep skin hydrated, and 
  2. the operation of a room humidifier to increase indoor humidity along with skin hydration.

These web apps help you deal with seasonal dry skin!

"I developed the Dry Skin Index to help people understand their exposures to skin stressors and adapt their skin care accordingly."

— Dave Layton, Founder Dermidia/Dermalapps LLC

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