Transepidermal water loss

Transepidermal water loss refers to the loss of water through the epidermis, the top layer of the skin. An increase in transepidermal water loss can occur with an impaired skin barrier, aging, and certain medical conditions. This can lead to dry, sensitive skin.

References
Akdeniz M, Gabriel S, Lichterfeld-Kottner A, Blume-Peytavi U, Kottner J. Transepidermal water loss in healthy adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis update. Br J Dermatol. 2018 Nov;179(5):1049-1055.

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