Dry skin can be caused by a lack of the essential protein filaggrin in the skin. But why do some people have filaggrin deficiency, how widespread is the problem, and can it be alleviated?
The skin barrier is our outermost layer of protection against the surroundings. Recent research has shown that a properly functioning skin barrier is important not only for the skin, but for the whole body to be in balance.
Contact dermatitis is a common disease that often occurs already in adolescence. But how does contact dermatitis occur, what role does the skin barrier play, and how can contact dermatitis influence your ability to work and quality of life?