Adaptation de la peau de la naissance à l'enfance: Considérations pratiques

Translated title of the contribution: Skin adaptation from birth to childhood: Practical considerations

Joachim W. Fluhr, Razvigor Darlenski, Alain Taieb, Jean Pierre Hachem, Caroline Baudouin, Philippe Msika, Clarence De Belilovsky, Enzo Berardesca

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At birth the development of the skin as an organ with multiple protective functions is not completely accomplished. The postnatal adaptation is fulfilled in the early weeks and months of the postnatal life. This process, especially the epidermal barrier maturation, is even more dynamic in preterm and low birth weight infants. Skin surface acidity plays an essential role in the defense mechanism and the dermal adaptation to the gaseous environment. This review offers a practical overview on skin adaptation from birth to early childhood (barrier function, sebaceous and eccrine secretions, vascularisation). Age, anatomical site and environmental factors influences are discussed. A practical approach to the cosmetic care and the toileting of the infant skin is proposed.

Translated title of the contributionSkin adaptation from birth to childhood: Practical considerations
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)229-232
Number of pages4
JournalNouvelles Dermatologiques
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011


  • Hydration
  • Infants
  • Newborn
  • PH
  • Skin barrier
  • Skin care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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