Definition of Epidermis:

The outer layers of the skin, made up of an outer, dead portion and a deeper, living portion.  Epidermal cells gradually move outward to the skin surface, changing as they go, until they become flakes.

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Concern Over Wrinkled Skin

...the condition
“...The skin is divided into two main layers: the exterior epidermis, including the stratum corneum ("horny" outer layer), and the dermis below, which contains capillaries, hair follicles, sebaceous glands and the fibers (collagen and elastin) that give the...”

Dry skin

...the condition
“...The epidermal cells are born in the lowest layer of the epidermis, the basal layer...”
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First-Degree Burn

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“Burn involving only the epidermis and causing irritation and edema without blisters.”

Gotu Kola

...as a treatment
“...of connective tissue; increases mucin formation & structural components of connective tissue; increases tensile integrity of dermis; stimulates stratum germinativum – increased keratinization of epidermis; psoriasis; dermatitis; bed sores; lupus erythematosus...”

Nail Bed

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“The area of modified epidermis beneath the nail over which the nail slides as it grows...”
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...the condition
“...In all of us, the epidermis (the outer layer of the skin) grows continuously from its outer surface, and a new layer is reformed each month...”

Vitamin D

...as a treatment
“...Our skin has pre-vitamin D (7-dehydroxycholesterol) present in the epidermis.  As sunlight or ultraviolet light hits the skin, the pre-vitamin D is converted to the vitamin form called D3 (cholecalciferol)...”
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