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Chapter 15, Problem 28E
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Why is it important for skin to be moist, but not too moist?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The reason for the statement “Skin should be moist but not too moist” is to be stated.

Concept Introduction:

Dead cells of the skin are called keratinocytes. It is composed of the fibrous keratin protein. Dead cells are found under the epidermis, that is, the outer layer of the skin

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The outer layer of the skin is made up, primarily, of dead cells and living cells are present beneath the dead cell layer, and are continuously divided. They move up to reach the surface of the skin. Old cells are removed when a new cell migrates to the surface. Sebum is excreted by skin glands, which lubricates the surface of the skin, that is, dead cells of the skin...

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