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GLOSSARY : Dry and rough skin

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Desquamation

Desquamation is the shedding of the upper layers of the epidermis in small flakes. It is also called exfoliation. This desquamation, which is a natural process for renewing the epidermis, may be accelerated by sunburn or skin disorders such as psoriasis.

This word also belongs to the categories Sensitive, dehydrated skin, Extremely dry, irritated and atopic skin, Dry and uncomfortable skin, Dry to very dry skin, Intolerant skin, Skin prone to redness, Oily skin with imperfections, Signs of age, wrinkles, firmness, Pigmentation problems, Irritated skin, Sebaceous scaly patches, Skin sensitive to shaving.