Inter-and intra-individual differences in skin hydration and surface lipids measured with mid-infrared spectroscopy

A. Ezerskaia, S. F. Pereira, H. P. Urbach, B. Varghese

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptical Diagnostics and Sensing XVI: Toward Point-of-Care Diagnostics
EditorsGerard L. Coté
Place of PublicationBellingham, USA
PublisherSPIE
Number of pages4
Volume9715
ISBN (Electronic)9781628419498
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventOptical Diagnostics and Sensing XVI: Toward Point-of-Care Diagnostics - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 15 Feb 201616 Feb 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
Volume9715
ISSN (Print)1605-7422

Conference

ConferenceOptical Diagnostics and Sensing XVI: Toward Point-of-Care Diagnostics
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period15/02/1616/02/16

Keywords

  • Optical diagnosis
  • Sebum
  • Skin barrier function
  • Skin hydration
  • Skin oiliness
  • Spectroscopy

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