4 March 2016 Inter- and intra-individual differences in skin hydration and surface lipids measured with mid-infrared spectroscopy
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Skin health is characterized by heterogeneous system of water and lipids in upper layers providing protection from external environment and preventing loss of vital components of the body. Skin hydration (moisture) and sebum (skin surface lipids) are considered to be important factors in skin health; a right balance between these components is an indication of healthy skin and plays a central role in protecting and preserving skin integrity. In this manuscript we present inter- and intra-individual variation in skin hydration and surface lipids measured with a home-built experimental prototype based on infrared spectroscopy. Results show good agreement with measurements performed by commercially available instruments Corneometer and Sebumeter used for skin hydration and sebum measurements respectively.
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A. Ezerskaia, S. F. Pereira, H. P. Urbach, B. Varghese, "Inter- and intra-individual differences in skin hydration and surface lipids measured with mid-infrared spectroscopy", Proc. SPIE 9715, Optical Diagnostics and Sensing XVI: Toward Point-of-Care Diagnostics, 97151G (4 March 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2228874; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2228874
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