Table 2

Trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL), skin pH, capacitance and sebum measured at follow up (approximately 6 weeks)

Skin parameter

Median (IQR)


TEWL (g/m2/hr)

forearm

9.3 (7.2-10.5)

forehead

14.3 (8.1-25.4)


pH

forearm

5.1 (4.8-5.4)

forehead

4.9 (4.7-5.4)


Hydration (forearm)*

45.8 (41.3-46.5)


Sebum (forehead)*

36 (22-85)


* arbitrary units of measurement

Lowe et al. BMC Dermatology 2012 12:3   doi:10.1186/1471-5945-12-3

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