Skin dictionary: Letter D

Skin dictionary: Letter D

Learn the meaning of words that tell you more about your skin, hair, and nails.
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Dandruff (dan-druf)
Little bits of dry skin that form on your scalp and flake off.

Dermatitis (der-muh-ty-tis)
A word for eczema, or itchy, red, irritated skin.

Dermatologist (der-muh-toll-uh-jist)
A doctor who takes care of skin, hair, and nails.

Dermis (der-mis)
The second layer of your skin, which you can't see.  It's the layer from which your hair starts growing and it's where sweat is made.

Duct tape (dukt tape)
A sticky, wide, usually silver-colored tape used to repair things around the house. It is used by some people to treat warts.