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Studies on Skin Elasticity, Viscoelasticity and Hydration State of Stratum Corneum after Water Immersion with Alkaline Salts / 日本温泉気候物理医学会雑誌
Article in Japanese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-372644
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ABSTRACT
A study was made on 15 healthy subjects to evaluate the efficacy of water immersion with commonly used raw materials on skin elasticity, viscoelasticity and hydration of stratum corneum.<br>Samples used in this study included 30, 60, 90g of sodium hydrogen carbonate and 60g of bath preparation containing 90% in weight of sodium hydrogen carbonate (Cool Bathcrin<sup>®</sup>). These samples were dissolved into 200<i>l</i> of plain water kept at a temperature of 41°C. The duration of each bathing was 5min.<br>Skin elasticity (skin distensibility), skin viscoelasticity and hydration of stratum corneum improved in all types of water immersion including plain water immersion. The skin distensibility, viscoelasticity and hydration state showed a statistically significant increase after water immersion with sodium hydrogen carbonate as compared with those before water immersion. In the plain water immersion group, no significant differences were observed between the values before and after water immersion with the exception of skin hydration. However, a significantly higher rate of increase in skin hydration was observed in the groups of water immersion with sodium hydrogen carbonate as compared with the plain water immersion.<br>The above results show that alkaline salt, especially sodium hydrogen carbonate, improves skin distensibility, viscoelasticity, and hydration state. Furthermore, we recommend sodium hydrogen carbonate as one of the most useful components of bath preparation because it provides the suppleness, freshness, and smoothness of stratum corneum.
Full text: Available Index: WPRIM (Western Pacific) Language: Japanese Journal: The Journal of The Japanese Society of Balneology, Climatology and Physical Medicine Year: 1994 Type: Article
Full text: Available Index: WPRIM (Western Pacific) Language: Japanese Journal: The Journal of The Japanese Society of Balneology, Climatology and Physical Medicine Year: 1994 Type: Article