1st Edition

Ethnic Skin and Hair

ISBN 9780367389994
Published October 18, 2019 by CRC Press
296 Pages

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Book Description

Ethnic Skin and Hair defines and reviews the differences in skin and hair function in relation to ethnicity. This book covers basic concepts of human evolution and progresses to discussions of varying skin pigments and phenotypes. It describes the physiological differences in hair and skin structure and their importance in the modulation of skin responses, as well as their effect on skin aging, cancer, and pigmentation.

Table of Contents

Anthropology of Skin Colors. Biophysical Properties of Ethnic Skin. Light Penetration and Melanin Content in Ethnic Skin. Photoreactivity of Ethnic Skin. Hair Anthropology.
The Transverse Dimensions of Human Head Hair. Influence of Ethnic Origin of Hair on Water-Keratin Interaction. The Age-Dependent Changes in Skin Condition in Ethnic Populations from Around the World. Update on Racial Differences in Susceptibility to Skin Irritation and Allergy. Ethnic Itch. Age-Related Changes in Skin Microtopography: A Comparison Between Caucasian and Japanese Women. Inter- and Intraethnic Differences in Skin Micro Relief as a Function of Age and Site. Stratum Corneum Lipids and Water Holding Capacity: Comparison Between Caucasians, Blacks, Hispanics, and Asians. The Impact of Skin Disease in Ethnic Skin.  Acne Vulgaris.  Age-Related Changes in Skin Microtopography.  Ethnic Aspects of Skin Pigmentation.  Sensitive Skin - An Ethnic Overview. Diversity of Hair Growth Parameters.

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Enzo Berardesca, Jean-Luc Lévêque, Howard I. Maibach