What are the reasons for dry and flaky skin?
The two components of corneum and corneocyteswork together in maintaining skin function. Corneocytes not only provide physical structure, but also produce natural moisturizing factors (NMFs) which attract and retain water in the stratum corneum. Where there is damage to the lipid-rich extracellular domain (i.e. from excessive exposure to irritants like soapy water and detergents or the use of topical corticosteroids), these NMFs may be leached from the corneocyte, compromising the hydration capacity of the skin. The resultant transcutaneous water loss actually impedes the activity of desquamatory enzymes in the stratum corneum which are responsible for proper skin shedding, ultimately leaving the skin dry and flaky.
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