Influence of season on some skin properties: winter vs. summer, as experienced by 354 Shanghaiese women of various ages.
Summary of "Influence of season on some skin properties: winter vs. summer, as experienced by 354 Shanghaiese women of various ages."
The facial skin of 354 women, aged 18-80, living in Shanghai, was investigated over two successive 6â€ƒmonth periods, summer and winter. Results from clinical assessments indicate that aging signs, such as wrinkling and sagging, are unaffected over such period. However, physical measurements revealed alterations in some functional criteria of the skin, such as sebum output, skin colour, melanin content of pigmented spots, skin hydration, all being increased during summer. The relationships between all criteria, as well as technical or applied inferences/consequences from this study, are discussed.
L'OrÃ©al Research and Innovation Shanghai, China L'OrÃ©al Research and Innovation, Chevilly-Larue, France.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: International journal of cosmetic science
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21382055
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2494.2011.00639.x
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