Homeostasis refers to the ability that all living organisms possess to achieve and maintain physiological stability while facing constant environmental changes. Being at the frontier of the internal and external milieus, the skin certainly is one of the most challenged organs. Desiccants, free radicals, inflammatory mediators or even the simple passage of time are major insults capable of disrupting skin homeostasis.
Excerpt Only This is a shortened version or summary of the article that appeared in the April 2008 issue of Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine. The full content is not currently available online.